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  1. March 20, 2014

    Discovery in deal to supply programming for Chinese digital channel

    Discovery Communications, the US cable group that owns channels such as TLC and Animal Planet, has struck a deal in China to...

  2. September 9, 2012

    Obama super-Pac in push to raise $150m

    A campaign group backing Barack Obama is pushing to raise up to $150m in coming weeks in a late effort to counter...

  1. October 21, 2011

    Murdoch defiant in face of attacks

    An irritable but defiant Rupert Murdoch offered no concessions to investors at the News Corp annual meeting, even as he was...

  2. June 30, 2011

    Univision names Falco chief executive

    Univision Communications’ private equity owners have chosen Randy Falco, a former AOL and NBC Universal executive, to lead...

  3. March 15, 2011

    Univision chief to step down

    Joe Uva is quitting Univision Communications, leaving America’s most watched Spanish language broadcaster to find a new...

  4. February 20, 2011

    Offers for Warner’s music arm are invited

    Warner Music has asked for preliminary bids this week for its music publishing company or for the entire group, with...

  5. February 2, 2011

    Impala threatens to upset EMI plans

    Impala, the European lobby group for independent record labels whose legal action tied up Sony Music’s 2004 merger with BMG...

  6. October 5, 2010

    Televisa to take stake in Univision

    The private equity backers of the 2006 buy-out of Univision Communications could finally see a return on the $12.3bn deal...

  7. June 3, 2010

    Newsweek gets early bids despite losses

    The Washington Post attracted at least three expressions of interest for Newsweek by Wednesday’s deadline for first-round...

  8. June 3, 2010

    Newsweek attracts at least three bidders

    The Washington Post attracted at least three expressions of interest for Newsweek by yesterday's deadline for first-round...

  9. July 14, 2008

    Endemol refuses to rule out ITV bid

    Television production companies should go private rather than suffer "the listed disease" of being misunderstood by...

  10. July 13, 2008

    Endemol keeps ITV in frame

    Television production companies should go private rather than suffer “the listed disease” of being misunderstood by...

  11. May 19, 2008

    New Endemol head likely to diversify from reality format

    Endemol will today announce the appointment of Ynon Kreiz as chief executive, in a boost to lenders' efforts to syndicate...

  12. April 22, 2008

    Property groups feel pressure

    Property stocks came under pressure yesterday after a leading broker warned clients to "keep the tin hats on". "We expect...

  13. April 21, 2008

    Why would-be bidders for ITV fumble for the remote control

    A weekend newspaper claim that two suitors were eyeing ITV sent the broadcaster’s shares up 6 per cent, but industry...

  14. December 14, 2007

    Ynon Kreiz

    Morphin' power ranger The dealmaker at one of Europe's largest venture capital funds in new media, Balderton Capital, is off...

  15. June 28, 2007

    SBS deal designed to take on RTL

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Permira, the private equity groups, yesterday combined their television holdings to create a...

  16. June 27, 2007

    ProSieben and SBS unite to challenge RTL

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Permira, the private equity groups, on Wednesday combined their television holdings to create a...

  17. May 11, 2007

    Three bidders pursue Endemol

    At least three bidders are expected to make final offers today for Endemol, the maker of the Big Brother and Deal or No...

  18. May 10, 2007

    Three bidders join final leg of Endemol race

    At least three bidders are expected to make final-round offers on Friday for Endemol, the maker of Big Brother and Deal or...

  19. December 15, 2006

    HAIM SABAN'S BETS BEGIN TO PAY OFF

    Haim Saban, the Los Angeles billionaire, made a fortune by selling the rights to the Power Rangers action figure characters...

  20. December 15, 2006

    Consortium buys ProSieben stake

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Permira have paid €3.1bn for a controlling stake in Germany's second largest commercial...

  21. December 14, 2006

    Broadcaster’s new owners focus on next move

    Butterflies, a love-interest soap opera, fluttered briefly on to the air for only a few weeks before German broadcaster...

  22. December 14, 2006

    KKR, Permira buy stake in ProSieben

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Permira have paid €3.1bn for a controlling stake in Germany’s second largest commercial...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 11, 2006

    Bidders set to offer over €3bn for ProSieben stake

    The three bidders for ProSiebenSat.1, the German broadcaster, have until tomorrow to make final offers for a 50.5 per cent...

  24. December 11, 2006

    Deadline near for rivals to make final bids for ProSiebenSat.1

    The three bidders for ProSiebenSat.1, the German broadcaster, have until tomorrow to make final offers for a50.5 per cent...

  25. FT Alphaville

    November 22, 2006

    Springer's Turkish move

    Should Deutsche Börse be taking tips from Axel Springer, wonders Paul Betts. The German publisher, whose bid for...

  26. November 22, 2006

    The curious coincidence of Springer's Turkish move

    Axel Springer has long sought to reduce its heavy dependence on its newspapers and magazines business. The leading German...

  27. November 21, 2006

    Springer’s Turkish move

    Axel Springer has long sought to reduce its heavy dependence on its newspapers and magazines business. The leading German...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2006

    Springer could look at ProSieben again after Turkish buy

    Axel Springer, the German newspaper publisher, yesterday took a stake in a Turkish broadcaster bidding for Munich-based...

  29. November 16, 2006

    Axel Springer takes stake in Turkish broadcaster

    Axel Springer, the German newspaper publisher, on Thursday took a stake in a Turkish broadcaster bidding for Munich-based...

  30. November 4, 2006

    Mediaset tunes in to ProSieben options

    Silvio Berlusconi is confident enough not to let small upsets deter him from reaching his goals. After an ill-fated...

  31. November 4, 2006

    Berlusconi ponders €5bn bid for Germany's ProSiebenSat1

    Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister and media mogul (pictured), is considering a €5bn (£3.3bn) takeover...

  32. November 3, 2006

    ProSiebenSat.1

    How will Germans characterise Silvio Berlusconi’s potential bid for ProSiebenSat.1, the country’s largest commercial...

  33. November 3, 2006

    Berlusconi weighs €5bn bid for ProSieben

    Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister and media mogul, is considering a €5bn takeover bid for ProSiebenSat1,...

  34. August 1, 2006

    Tycoons ‘unaware of tax shelter fraud’

    Two prominent billionaires at the centre of a US Senate inquiry into the widespread use of “black box” offshore tax shelters...

  35. June 28, 2006

    Saban consortium buys Univision for $12.3bn

    A consortium of private equity investors including Haim Saban yesterday agreed to buy Univision Communications, a US...

  36. June 28, 2006

    Univision lifted by $12bn sale

    Wall Street ended lower yesterday as investors awaited the outcome of the two-day meeting of the US Federal Reserve's...

  37. June 28, 2006

    Spanish TV drama's final scene may yet need further rewrite

    The script for the sale of Univision had already been written when the biggest Spanish-language media group in the US was...

  38. June 28, 2006

    Univision lifted by $12bn sale

    Wall Street turned lower yesterday as investors awaited the outcome of the two-day meeting of the US Federal Reserve's...

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