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Foxtel nears Ten deal

Australian paycaster Foxtel is closing in on a 14.9% stake in commercial free-to-air rival Network Ten, according to a local report. Fairfax Media reports 21st Century Fox-backed Foxtel will invest around A$85 million (US$66.4 million) at 18¢ a share in Network Ten Holdings, which operates the embattled Ten. Following Fairfax’s story, ASX-listed Ten issued a […]

Discovery/Foxtel bid among Ten offers

Network Ten in Australia has confirmed it has received “non-binding, conditional proposals” relating to a company takeover – likely including one from Discovery Communications and Foxtel. Any of these could result in “change of control of Ten or a refinancing of its existing debt facilities”, the firm said in a note to the Australian Stock […]

All eyes on P7S1 as opportunity knocks

The future of ProSiebenSat.1 Media is the subject of intense speculation following the latest structural changes at the European broadcast and media giant, reports Jesse Whittock. On August 16, German TV and media firm ProSiebenSat.1 completed a stock conversion that reduced its majority shareholders’ voting shares from 88% to 44%. Significantly, the move converted private […]

Celestial Tiger ups chief exec

Asian pay TV operator Celestial Tiger Entertainment has promoted its president and COO to CEO. Former Sony Pictures Television channels exec Todd Miller joined CTE in January last year as COO upon the merger of Celestial Pictures’ channels business with Lionsgate- and Saban Capital Group-backed Tiger Gate Entertainment. He will now head up the company […]

Konami’s 4K Media sells Yu-Gi-Oh! to France, Italy

Video game company Konami’s TV distribution and brand management unit 4KMedia has sold the latest installment of anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! into France and Italy, following  MIPCOM and MIPJunior. 4K manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand outside Asia and former 4Kids executive Brian Lacey is part of the company. In France 4K has shopped the latest 49-episode […]