*O2 deal could hand Telefonica 20 pct of BT. LONDON/ MADRID Nov 24- Britain's BT Group has been approached by O2 owner Telefonica and the parents of O2's bigger rival EE to discuss competing multibillion-pound deals to create a powerhouse in fixed-line broadband, mobile and TV. "They've held out the threat of entering in the mobile market and engineered a situation...
BARCELONA, Nov 20- Liberty Global, Europe's biggest cable operator, plans to make "small, selective" acquisitions for content which help it make money from its core business of selling high-speed broadband and TV services, its finance chief said on Thursday. The turn towards content is a major move for Liberty, which has been a serial buyer of cable companies in...
BARCELONA, Nov 20- Europe's leading cable operator Liberty Global plans to make "small, selective" acquisitions for content and help it make money from its core business of selling high-speed broadband and television services, said its finance chief. Liberty's Chief Financial Officer Charlie Bracken said the company had spent only about $300 million in cash...
Nov 6- AMC Networks Inc, home to hits such as "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men," reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company's international business benefited from its purchase of international content provider Chellomedia. AMC bought Chellomedia, a unit of John Malone's Liberty Global Plc, for about $1.04 billion in January, giving it access to...
Nov 6- AMC Networks Inc reported a 31.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the cable TV network's international business benefited from its purchase of Chellomedia, the international content unit of Liberty Global Plc. Net income attributable to AMC fell to $53.2 million, or 73 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $58.1 million, or 80 cents...
The group, in which Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil has a 21.4 percent stake, said the improvement was most noticeable in its consumer mobile and business operation, though core profit still fell by 15 percent. It also sold its German business E-Plus to Spain's Telefonica in a deal valued at 8.6 billion euros. The company competes with Vodafone...
Netflix is talking with telecoms group Belgacom and cable operators, it said, in an effort to mirror distribution deals with Deutsche Telekom in Germany and Bouygues in France.
Sept 11- Comcast Cable Communications LLC, a unit of cable company Comcast Corp, said it had agreed on a deal with Liberty Global Plc to give customers of both the companies access to each other's WiFi hotspots by 2015..
LONDON, Sept 9- Liberty Global has no plans to increase its stake in British broadcaster ITV, its chief strategy officer James Ryan said, after the firm took a 6.4 percent stake earlier this year as part of its European expansion.
LONDON, Sept 9- Liberty Global has no current plans to increase its holding in British broadcaster ITV, its chief strategy officer James Ryan said on Tuesday, after the highly acquisitive firm took a 6.4 percent stake earlier this year.
*Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares edged higher to close near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with merger and acquisition speculation about British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.
*Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares traded near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with merger and acquisition speculation about British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers. Novartis, up 4.7 percent, was the top gainer on the FTSEurofirst 300 index.
*Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares edged higher to trade near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with mergers and acquisitions speculation surrounding British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1, Euro STOXX 50 flat. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares kicked off September on a flat note as investors weighed mergers and acquisitions speculation and expectations of new monetary largesse in Europe against tensions in Ukraine and weak economic data out of China.
LONDON, Sept 1- European shares kicked off September a touch higher on Monday, helped by some mergers and acquisitions speculation and expectations of new monetary largesse in Europe.
LONDON, Aug 31- British newspapers reported the following business stories on Sunday. GlaxoSmithKline is facing a shareholder revolt over plans to shake up its board, with leading investors calling for the speedy departure of Chairman Christopher Gent.
Aug 7- Cable TV network AMC Networks Inc reported a 37 percent rise in quarterly revenue as its international business got a boost from its purchase of Chellomedia, the owner of TV channels such as Buzz, Canal A, Cosmopolitan.
Bloomberg reported that AMC will take a stake of about 50 percent in BBC America. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain's public broadcaster, is interested in a partnership to use AMC's advertising sales and distribution network, said Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
BRUSSELS, July 24- U.S. cable group Liberty Global has offered to sell its pay TV channel Film1 in an attempt to win EU antitrust approval for its proposed acquisition of Dutch rival Ziggo, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
*BSkyB in talks to buy Fox's German and Italian units. LONDON/ MILAN/ FRANKFURT, July 18- BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as 10 billion euros is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit, but the pioneering British media firm has pulled off such gambles before.