Liberty Global (LBTYA) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2016 results on Feb 16, before market open.
As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in Liberty Global plc (LBTYA).
With the increasing popularity of eSports, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF.A) has invested in the eSports franchise The Immortals.
The telecom industry saw strong performances by most of the key stocks last week. A few developments even made it to the headlines.
The proposed joint venture between the units of Liberty Global (LBTYA) and Vodafone Group (VOD) to merge their Dutch operations finally materialized on Dec 31.
Liberty Global's (LBTYA) merger and acquisition plans are likely to bode well for long-term growth.
Liberty Global (LBTYA)'s merger and acquisition plans bode well for its long-term growth.
The EC's flagship agenda for Eurozone has unveiled a number of actions to ensure that the right training, the right skills and the right support is available to the citizens of EU.
Ericsson (ERIC) signed an exclusive contract to provide media delivery services for Australian public service broadcaster, SBS.
Comcast (CMCSA) and DISH Network (DISH) have jointly announced that the latter's Sling TV will be integrated into the cable operator's X1 platform.
MIAMI - The great video ad-tech consolidation wave is continuing, with a twist. AT&T and DISH have announced plans to acquire addressable TV ad-tech vendor INVIDI. But they are not doing it alone - the pair are joined in the deal by fellow acquirer WPP, the world's largest ad agency holding group, though it is AT&T which will hold a controlling share. New Jersey-based INVIDI helps advertisers serve household-targeted ads in to TV streams in the two minutes per hour of programming available to MVPDs. But it is also gaining traction overseas, where operators have fewer restrictions, with a launch to support Liberty Global's Belgian broadcaster Telenet and channel owner SBS Broadcasting. The acquiring trio's press release says INVIDI is "negotiating distribution agreements in Europe, South America and Asia". "Maintaining our independence and deepening our existing relationships with AT&T, DISH and WPP is a big move for our company and our people," INVIDI CEO Dave Downey explains in the announcement, carried by The Drum. "Our ability to increase the value of ad inventory is transforming the way video advertising is purchased and distributed." Earlier this month, Adobe announced plans to acquire video ad-tech operator TubeMogul, in what many hope will be a wave of much-needed consolidation that makes a fragmented ecosystem more straightforward, especially on the buy side. INVIDI seems destined to work with an increasingly well-armed AT&T AdWorks division, through the acquirers say they will leave it operating independently. INVIDI's future will not only lay closer to the big guns acquiring it, nor just with a larger global footprint - the company is also going to space. In this video interview with Beet.TV, recorded at last week's Beet Retreat, CEO Downey says the company is launching technology called "satellite switching" - using low-orbit satellites to offer broadcasters multiple channel streams of linear ads in such a way, when substituted during commercial breaks, could perform something like addressable advertising. "If it was able to be launched in North America, it would be a great caveat to introducing national addressability," Downey said. "If you were to target the four or five broadcast networks, this may be an ability to get to another 25 to 30 million homes." This interview was conducted at Beet Retreat 2016: The Transformation of Television Advertising, an executive retreat presented by Videology with AT&T AdWorks and the 605. Please find more videos from the event here. You can find this post on Beet.TV. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Ericsson (ERIC) signed a deal with leading international content distributor, 20th Century Fox, for its subscription video on demand service, Nuvu.
Last week was all about earnings in the telecom sector. Several sector participants declared their third-quarter 2016 financial numbers, the overall results being a mixed bag.