Telecom Italia SpA, the country’s largest phone company, is teaming with Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Italia SpA for an Internet-television service to attract broadband subscriptions, giving consumers an alternative to satellite TV.
Cable billionaire John Malone, mounting a challenge against Vodafone Group Plc, would consider acquiring wireless customers and stores in Germany that may be put up for sale pending a review of a merger of the country’s third- and fourth-biggest network operators.
European Union merger regulators probing Liberty Global Plc’s plan to buy Dutch cable company Ziggo NV quizzed TV content suppliers about whether the impact of the tie up would spill over beyond the Netherlands.
Liberty Global Plc’s UPC Austrian unit, and other Internet service providers, can be forced to block access to websites that post copyright-infringing material, the European Union’s highest court ruled.
Multimedia Polska SA owners seek to sell a 49 percent stake in Poland’s third-biggest cable TV operator by the end of June in what is set to be central Europe’s largest initial public offering since December.
Liberty Global Plc, the cable company controlled by billionaire John Malone, plans to offer mobile phone services to customers throughout Europe, taking on carriers such as the U.K.’s Vodafone Group Plc.
Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s second-largest wireless carrier, agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono SA in a 7.2 billion-euro ($10 billion) transaction to boost TV and broadband offerings.