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CommScope Holding Co. agreed to buy Arris International Plc for about $7.4 billion including debt payments, creating a U.S. powerhouse in telecommunications networking equipment.

Comcast's dramatic shoot-out with the US entertainment giant ends 21 months of uncertainty for Sky over its ownership.

The deal values DreamWorks at approximately $3.8 billion and implies a 27 percent premium to the stock's Wednesday closing price of $32.20.

Amazon is going to war with Netflix.
The online-retail giant is letting customers subscribe to its video-streaming service by itself for the first time, CNN Money reports — creating a standalone service that acts as a direct competitor to Netflix.

A Chinese consortium has made a $1.2 billion offer to purchase the Norwegian browser company Opera.

Harmonic announced its intention to acquire Thomson Video Networks (“TVN”), a compression solution provider based in France. 

Dell has offered $27.25 per share to acquire EMC, which has a market cap of approximately $50 billion, according to a report.

Among consumers who have cut the pay-TV cord within the last two years but who express any interest in returning to pay-TV, two out of five (39%) say sports channels are a reason to return, according to new survey by Frank N. Magid Associates.

Global IPTV STB company Amino Technologies has conditionally agreed to acquire Entone for a total of USD 73.0 million, or GBP 46.7 million. Amino said that Entone, a provider of cloud TV and connected home products, will help increase its global footprint and scale and consolidate a direct competitor. Amino expects EBIT synergies of GBP 1.0 million in first full year of ownership.

95% of consumers using catch up services are unwilling to allow media companies to share their personal data with a third party, according to the findings of the KPMG Media Tracker.

OTT video service credential sharing will cost the industry $500 million in direct revenues worldwide in 2015, according to new research from Parks Associates.

Acquisition enhances Imagine Communications’ end-to-end video distribution capability with Dynamic Ad Insertion, Just-in-Time Packaging and Cloud DVR Technology.

More than six in ten (62%) UK households pay for TV, spending an average of £33 per month, according to new research from price comparison service uSwitch.com.

Worldwide ultra-HD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes—the next-generation of video compression technology—will rise even further to 88 million units.

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