All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Acquisitions’

eOne Launches $100 Million Film Acquisition Fund

By Stuart Kemp for The Hollywood Reporter Entertainment One has set up a $100 million film acquisition fund as the freshly appointed president of its international film division, Harold van Lier, gets his feet under his desk. Van Lier is launching eOne

Rakuten Acquires OTT Service Viki

By Stewart Clarke for TBI Vision Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has bought multi-language over-the-top service Viki. Rakuten already owns Wuaki.TV, an over the top service that is available in Spain and earlier this year outlined ambitious plans to launch throughout

Twitter Acquires Trendrr to Build Social TV Offerings

By Digital Media Wire Trendrr CEO and Founder Mark Ghuneim announced today on the company’s blog that the company is being acquired by Twitter. Here’s the full announcement: “Over the last five years we have led the way in working with real-time

AOL Acquires Web Video Company Adap.TV for $405 Million

By Peter Kafka for All Things D Tim Armstrong hasn’t bought anything for a couple years. Now he has made his biggest purchase since taking over AOL in 2009: AOL is buying Web video company Adap.TV for $405 million in cash and

RTL Set to Take on Netflix with Acquisition of Videoland VOD

By Robert Briel for Broadband TV News  RTL Nederland is preparing for a battle with Netflix by taking a majority share in the Dutch VOD service Videoland. RTL has announced that the broadcaster has acquired 65% in The Entertainment Group

Blinkx Acquires Grab Media

By Julian Clover for Broadband TV News Blinkx has acquired online video content syndication and advertising platform Grab Media. The Internet media platform said it was an all cash transaction, but did not disclose the sums involved. Blinkx hopes it

BSkyB Invests in US Tech Company 1 Mainstream

By Andrew McDonald for TBI Vision   BSkyB has acquired US$2 million of convertible debt security in US-based distribution platform for linear and on-demand video, 1 Mainstream. Sky said that on top of the securities, which can typically be changed