Media Industry


Blinkx picks American business to serve as launchpad for syndication drive

Online video platform Blinkx has used its capital market listing to fund the acquisition of US-based Grab Media for an undisclosed amount.


Picking West London over the Hollywood Hills for a film and TV business

American entrepreneur Rose Adkins possesses a strong CV, having worked for The Hollywood Reporter, Sundance Institute and Universal Pictures. Now she's chosen London to launch her ScreenHits business.

Venture Capital Funding

Venture capital investment for app-based audience participation technology

Midven has closed another deal through its Early Advantage Fund and added digital business Portal Entertainment to its portfolio.

Mergers & Acquisitions

TV rights distribution business behind The Inbetweeners sold to Modern Times Group

London-based Digital Rights Group has been acquired by Modern Times Group for a consideration of £13.2 million.


Serious money: What management should know

Ping pong and Movember are things of the past for companies set to be backed by Ingenious Ventures' new media and creative industries seed fund, as the firm's CEO Patrick Bradley explains.


RollUp Media closes second venture round in seven months

Digital publishing business RollUp Media has added to the €1.2 million (£1 million) of funding it received in July 2012 by securing a further €1.5 million.


Tesco looks to take on Amazon with digital book buy

Supermarket giant Tesco has ramped up its digital book offering by acquiring Mobcast.


Rollup Media becomes latest Arts Alliance portfolio company

Arts Alliance has closed its second deal of the week by backing digital publishing services business Rollup Media.


Endless reels in film production company

Kodak-owned Cinesite has been bought by turnaround investor Endless to allow the company to expand its geographical footprint.


DFJ Esprit backs Moviepilot in $7 million round

Venture capital firm DFJ Esprit has closed its second deal of the week by adding Moviepilot to its portfolio as part of a $7 million deal.


Digital deal for red-top publisher

Trinity Mirror, which publishes British newspaper titles including the Daily Mirror and People, has purchased Communicator Corp as it looks to build its digital marketing business.


Envestors closes £1 million fundraising for Olly

Business angel network Envestors has closed a £1 million fundraising for Olly Limited, the company that produces animated children's TV series Olly the Little White Van.