Actor and producer Will Smith (Bad Boys, Men In Black, I am Legend) has teamed up with director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, James Bond – Quantum of Solace, World War Z) to acquire German licensing and distribution company Telepool.
The acquisition of Austrian cable operator UPC Austria by T-Mobile Austria, a subsidiary of German telco Deutsche Telekom, seems to have raised regulatory concerns at the European Commission.
Vodafone’s CEO Vittorio Colao has strongly criticised the claims by Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Tim Höttges that its plans to buy assets from Liberty Global in Germany were “totally unacceptable” and should be blocked by regulators.
Swiss media group Tamedia and advertising sales company Goldbach Group have come to an agreement regarding a takeover bid.
German fibre-optic network operator inexio has taken over broadband provider smart-DSL GmbH based in Wiggensbach, Bavaria, effective July 31, 2017.
German media company Bauer Media Group is said to be interested in taking over French radio operator NRJ Group.
Israeli media group Keshet has acquired German production company Tresor TV as it expands its production footprint in Europe.
German media company Tele München has increased its stake in German production company Odeon Film to 85.23%.
Thorsten Dirks, CEO of Telefónica Deutschland, has decided to leave the company ahead of the expiration of his contract.
German mobile communications company Freenet has acquired the German technical services provider Media Broadcast through its subsidiary mobilcom-debitel, paying €295 million for 100% of its shares.