Archive for category: deals

Microsoft Close to Deal with Showtime on Live-Action Halo TV Show
/ May 5, 2014 11:48 am
Microsoft Close to Deal with Showtime on Live-Action Halo TV Show

VentureBeat reports that Xbox Entertainment Studios, Microsoft Xbox's original content arm, is close to signing a deal with premium cable TV provider, Showtime, to launch the "Halo" TV series on Showtime before it is made available to Xbox Live subscribers. . Read More

Microsoft Purchases Cloud Computing Company GreenButton
/ May 2, 2014 12:26 pm
Microsoft Purchases Cloud Computing Company GreenButton

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft today announced that it has purchased GreenButton, a U.S. and New Zealand based high-performance cloud-computing company. GreenButton lets businesses that require large volumes of compute power (engineering, science, finance, media, etc.) to use the cloud and run their compute-intensive workloads. Read More

Kaltura Acquires Pay OTT TV Services Provider, Tvinci
/ May 2, 2014 12:14 pm
Kaltura Acquires Pay OTT TV Services Provider, Tvinci

Kaltura, the open source video platform, announced today that it has acquired Tvinci, the global provider of Pay OTT TV services. The acquisition gives Kaltura a leadership position in the booming OTT market, and cements its role as the only pure-play video technology company. Read More

Glu Mobile Purchases PlayFirst
/ May 1, 2014 4:51 pm
Glu Mobile Purchases PlayFirst

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Glu Mobile has purchased PlayFirst in a deal speculated to close in May. It cost the company a total of 3 million shares of the company`s common stock and the assumption of about $3.55 million of PlayFirst debt. . Read More

Baltimore Sun Media Group Buys Annapolis Capital, Carroll County Times
/ May 1, 2014 1:05 pm
Baltimore Sun Media Group Buys Annapolis Capital, Carroll County Times

Removing significant competition from the Baltimore newspaper landscape, the Baltimore Sun Media Group said on Thursday it has acquired The Annapolis Capital and Carroll County Times from owner Landmark Media Enterprises. Financial terms of the deal, which comes just weeks after The Sun also acquired Baltimore alternative weekly The City Paper, were not disclosed. Read More

WideOrbit Acquires Fivia
/ April 30, 2014 3:59 pm
WideOrbit Acquires Fivia

WideOrbit, a San Francisco-based developer of advertising management software for media companies, said on Wednesday it has acquired France-based Fivia, a maker of digital ad management software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. WideOrbit said the move will help expand its digital offering for major media companies. Read More

Comcast Reach Agreement to Provide Charter with 3.9 Million Subscribers
/ April 29, 2014 5:48 pm
Comcast Reach Agreement to Provide Charter with 3.9 Million Subscribers

Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications today announced that the companies have reached an agreement (the "Agreement") on a series of tax-efficient transactions, whereby the combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable entity, following completion of Comcast's previously announced merger with Time Warner Cable, will divest systems resulting in a net reduction of approximately 3.9 million video customers. Read More

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