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ITV Studios continues to strengthen its global scripted production base as it increases its stake in Monumental Television from 26% to a 51% majority in the UK production company. The agreement will see the label, founded by Oscar nominated film producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward, become a more integral part of ITV Studios.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has held a minority stake in the company since its launch in 2015, and ITVS GE will

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Amino Communications, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired the privately-held Amsterdam headquartered 24i, an industry leading provider of online video solutions and services.

The fast-growing 24i is a great strategic acquisition for us, moving us closer to a decisive market leadership position. Not only does 24i’s leadership in UI/UX and TV/Online video Apps complement our product line-up, but 24i also shares our vision of where

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Mediaset Italy has announced the acquisition of a 9.6% stake in the German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media corresponding to up to 9.9% of the voting rights, excluding treasury stocks.

Mediaset Italia and Mediaset España have have a strong relationship with ProSiebenSat.1 in the European Media Alliance (EMA) for five years. The goal of this Alliance is to develop scale economies which are crucial for the future of European TV.

Pier Silvio Berlusconi (50), Chief Executive Officer

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CANAL+ Group has announced the acquisition of M7, one of the largest independent pay-TV companies in Europe operating in Benelux and Central Europe. M7 is owned by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. This acquisition is subject to the European Commission’s approval.

M7 is an aggregator and distributor of local and international channels via satellite and OTT platforms. It has developed a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania

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2019 has already been a busy year for industry mergers, acquisitions and funding rounds. In January, Accedo raised $17m in equity to drive growth; Sky took a stake in Synamedia (which itself was created last year from the sale of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business) and RTL Group acquired Yospace. Last week, Seachange bought Xstream and then Brightcove announced that it was acquiring Ooyala’s online video platform business

As part

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Brightcove, the global provider of cloud services for video, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology.

Brightcove is acquiring Ooyala’s OVP technology, including video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its underlying IP and associated patents.  As part of the transaction, Brightcove will acquire substantial portions of Ooyala’s engineering, support, and sales

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