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MTV to produce shows for streaming platforms

Viacom announced the launch of MTV Studios, a new unit that will develop new series for partners across SVOD and linear, with a focus on beloved shows, franchises and spin-offs that span MTVs 35-year history. MTV Studios initial slate includes a reimagined version of the feminist icon Daria; cult sci-fi hit Aeon Flux; groundbreaking reality [...]

AT&T plans to acquire all of Otter Media: Report

AT&T plans to acquire all of Otter Media, the video streaming company it owns in partnership with The Chernin Group, sources told Recode. The agreement is expected to be closed this summer (in the Northern Hemisphere). Otter Media owns platforms such as Crunchyroll, the Anime SVOD service with presence in Latin America, as well as [...]

Telefónica to accelerate FTTH deployment in Latin America

In a meeting with investors and analysts in London this week, Telefónica confirmed its intention to accelerate the deployment of FTTH in several Latin American markets. The companys Global Network Manager Enrique Blanco said that Telefónica will accelerate the deployment of FTTH in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia, replicating the [...]

Disney raises bid for Fox assets to USD 71.3 billion

Walt Disney Co. raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets to USD 71.3 billion, the companies announced in a press release today. This way, it exceeds Comcast’s USD 65 billion all-cash offer. The new offer is USD 38 a share, this is, USD 10 higher than Disneys first bid in December 2017. Comcasts last [...]

AT&T to invest more in HBO’s original content

John Stankey, the new head of AT&Ts entertainment division, said that the company plans to boost HBOs budget for original programming to keep pace with its competitors. I fully expect were going to be investing heavier in content development at HBO, Stankey said in an interview, according to Bloomberg. The executive, a phone-company veteran, is [...]

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement was made just two days after a federal judge approved the USD 85.4 billion deal. Following the acquisition, AT&T rebranded Time Warner as WarnerMedia. In this way, the telecommunications company complements its video, mobile and broadband portfolio with the entertainment offer of Warner Bros., HBO [...]

Comcast offers USD 65 billion for Fox assets

Comcast announced an offer of USD 65 billion for the assets that Twenty-First Century Fox agreed to sell to Disney for USD 52.4 billion. Comcasts bid came a day after a federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. In a letter delivered on Wednesday to Foxs Board of Directors, Comcast said, In [...]

Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal

A U.S. court ruled that AT&T can continue with its acquisition of Time Warner. District Judge Richard Leon announced its decision on Tuesday in the framework of one of the largest antitrust cases in years. Leon ruled that the Justice Department could not prove that the deal harms pay TV competition. The Judge approved the [...]