Field Fisher Waterhouse advises on the sale of Connect TV Limited
27 September 2012
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has advised the
shareholders of Connect TV, the connected TV service provider, on
the sale of the company to the communications infrastructure and
media services company, Arqiva.
The Connect TV
platform allows digital terrestrial television
customers to access complementary services and content via the
Freeview interactive channel, as well as subscription services
and the opportunity to purchase goods.
Commercial partner Michael Harte led on the deal
assisted by senior associate Tom
Martin, with Andrew
Prowse and Mark
Gearing advising on tax.
Michael Harte said: "We regularly advise
technology companies on M&A deals and are at the
cutting edge of digital media matters, having advised on the
ground-breaking You View venture. This is a key deal for
Connect TV and we are pleased to have worked with them on
Charles Constable, Managing Director of
Digital Platforms at Arqiva said: "Arqiva is dedicated to providing
viewers across the UK with the best possible television experience.
The acquisition of Connect TV will enable us to provide
viewers with a greater choice on a much wider scale. We
recognise the best in British entrepreneurial technology and look
forward to working with the passionate team from Connect TV to
cement the position of Digital Terrestrial Television as the
primary delivery channel in the UK."
This deal reflects the strength of Field
Fisher Waterhouse's TMT
sector expertise, with clients that include
Facebook, BBC, RIM and China Telecom.
Charles Russell advised Arqiva.
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Nugent, PR Executive, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on 020 7861
Louise Eckersley, PR Manager,
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on 020 7861 4120