Further to advanced-television.com’s June 2014 story that John Malone’s international cable operator Liberty Global and cable networks programmer Discovery Communications were seeking to take a 49 per cent stake in Formula One Group from private equity player CVC Capital Partners, the UK’s Sunday Times is reporting that Liberty Global and Sky a considering a £4.5 billion controlling stake.
Focus News Network offers one national news channel in Hindi, Focus News and four regional verticals in Haryana, Odisha, Assam and West Bengal. According to the sources, Focus HiFi and Focus NE along with iTV Network’s NewsX and India News will be unavailable on Reliance Digital platform from 16th July. Signals of NewsX and India News will not be available due to expiry of contract with the broadcaster, while, Focus HiFi and Focus NE will not be there due to unavailability of signals from the broadcaster. Sources added that Focus News had shut down the two channels last month which was operated from Assam.
On the other hand, Airtel Digital TV too had last month issued a disconnection notice to Focus News and Focus Odisha due to non-renewal of agreement, while Tata Sky disconnects Focus Haryana and Focus News.