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Vladimir Ryazantsev, Orpheas Tapanlis | March 24, 2017
Swedish media group Modern Times Group has agreed to sell 100% of its TV, digital and radio businesses in the Baltic region to private equity group Providence Equity Partners, for approximately €115 million. The completion of the deal is subject to the approval of the local regulators.
Kia Ling Teoh | March 24, 2017
Hong Kong pay TV operator I-Cable is facing an uncertain future after parent company The Wharf Holdings said that it would cease funding for the company after failing to find a buyer. Wharf, which owns a 74% stake in I-Cable, announed that it was negotiating a potential sale in July 2016, as part of a strategic review, but has now said that it has terminated discussions. Wharf is now expect to focus on its main property business but will continue to operate free-to-air (FTA) channel Fantastic TV. I-Cable’s pay TV license will expire in May 2017 and it is due to respond to a 12-year renewal offer by 26 April 2017; an acceptance means commitment of HK$3.4billion ($438 million) investment for the first six years. Meanwhile, the company’s subsidiary Fantastic TV was awarded a free-to-air (FTA) broadcast license in May 2016, committing to an investment of HK$660million ($85million) in the first 18-42 months of its operation. Its FTA Cantonese channel is set to roll out in May this year. I-Cable’s revenue decreased 7 percent in 2016, from HK$1,510million ($194million) to HK$1,406million ($181million); operation loss widened from HK$242 million ($31million) to HK$312 million ($40million).

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  • Icon Senior Director, Broadband Media
    Dan oversees the strategic development of the company's global output on the business and economics of broadband, the digital distribution of ebooks, movies, music, TV and user-generated content, and the relationship between content and consumer technology.
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    Daniel is a Senior Director at IHS Markit, where he oversees the global advertising research, consulting and forecasting practice. His key research areas include the future of TV and video, social media platforms, advertising-funded business models, programmatic advertising, AI-driven marketing, and data strategies.
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