Credit Suisse

Springer-ProSieben deal would face hurdles

Analysts have said that the mooted merger of German media giants Axel Springer and ProSiebensat.1 would face serious regulatory obstacles. Investment bank Credit Suisse said that regulatory approval is unlikely to be forthcoming should the pair push ahead and attempt to merge. “Given the combined ad market share – we estimate 20% of total German […]

ITV Studios on track for £100m 2014 revenue boost

The content arm of ITV is on course to grow revenues by £100 million (US$157.5 million) in 2014, the UK broadcaster said this morning. The commercial channel operator reported results for the first nine months of the year, with ITV Studios revenues up 10% in the period. ITV Studios reported revenue of £207 million in […]

Football rights auction ‘poses risk’ for BSkyB

The forthcoming English Premier League auction poses significant risks for BSkyB, according to Credit Suisse, which has maintained the pay TV operator’s previous ‘underperform’ rating in its latest note. Assessing BSkyB’s plan to consolidate the German and Italian Sky-branded platforms under the Sky Europe banner, Credit Suisse said German growth prospects looked good, but that […]

ITV remains a takeover target, say analysts

ITV will remain a takeover target and speculation about a sale will drive its share price ahead of any deal for the UK commercial broadcaster, according to analysts. In the wake of interim results reported this week, investment bank Credit Suisse issued a note on ITV in which it said the broadcaster’s performance was solid, […]

Football rights ‘critical’ to Sky, says bank

The next round of auctions for rights to English Premier League football will be critical to BSkyB’s future and its battle with BT will likely lead to a large inflation in costs, according to an investment note from Credit Suisse. Maintaining its ‘underperform’ rating on Sky, despite what it admitted were results that exceeded expectations, […]