trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/mzmvaKokfH9OK1OP89muww2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

In Play Today: Sirius in talks to buy Pandora; Sprint, T-Mobile in deal talks

COVID-19 Lockdown Boosted Growth Of Digital Platforms

Asia-Pacific markets improve broadband speeds despite COVID-19 impact

Simplifying The Assessment of Company Fundamental Data

China COVID-19 Trends In TV, Video


In Play Today: Sirius in talks to buy Pandora; Sprint, T-Mobile in deal talks

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents In Play Today, a periodic summary of potential deal activity in the sector, including rumored transactions. This summary is based on information obtained by S&P Global Market Intelligence and may not be inclusive of all potential deal activity. Send comments and news leads to Haseeb.Ali@spglobal.com.

Communications

* Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is considering a bid to acquire Pandora Media Inc., the New York Post reported May 17, citing sources. Sirius is reportedly engaged in "active discussions" with Pandora's banks about the size of a potential bid, which one industry insider believes could be in the range of $12 a share to $13 a share. However, sources with knowledge of the talks dismissed the price range.

* In an effort to focus on its music streaming service, Pandora Media is mulling off-loading Ticketfly Inc., the company's ticketing business that it bought in 2015, Bloomberg News reported May 15, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The music streaming platform, which is facing increased competition from other streaming services including Spotify, recently announced a $150 million strategic investment by private equity firm KKR & Co. LP. Pandora reportedly will consider selling Ticketfly separately if it could not find a buyer for the entire company.

* Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. have reinitiated talks to explore a possible merger between the two companies, Bloomberg News reported May 12, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. The informal talks come after SoftBank Group Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son said that merging Sprint with T-Mobile would be a "first priority," while Deutsche Telekom AG CEO Timotheus Höttges also indicated that he is open to talks regarding potential strategic combinations of businesses in the industry.

SNL Image

* Globalstar Inc. has hired financial advisers to explore a possible sale of the company, Bloomberg News reported May 12, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Potential suitors reportedly could include major cable and wireless companies, as Globalstar owns LTE wireless spectrum that is compatible with wireless carriers and current smartphone chips.

* Liberty Global plc's CEO Mike Fries rejected recent speculation that the pan-European cable giant would mount a takeover bid for ITV Plc. Speaking during a May 8 earnings call, Fries said there is "no change at all" regarding the group's position after the recent departure of ITV's former CEO Adam Crozier put the company's long-term direction into question.

Media

* Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment is considering bidding for FUNimation Entertainment Ltd., formerly known as Funimation Productions, Bloomberg News reported May 4, citing people close to the situation. Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures, which has a multiyear agreement for the distribution of FUNimation's DVDs, also weighed a bid but decided not to push through, according to one of the sources.