TF1 to buy French Axel Assets, Ireland to make fake news illegal & video to dominate mobile traffic: this week in media

TF1 to buy French Axel Assets, Ireland to make fake news illegal & video to dominate mobile traffic: this week in media

TF1 in talks to buy Axel Springer digital group Aufeminin

French broadcaster TF1 is in talks to buy Axel Springer’s 78.43% stake in Aufeminin – a digital media group that owns a number of female-focused brands.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

Ireland to make fake news illegal

A new Irish Bill proposes to make sharing fake news on social media illegal with a penalty of $10,000.  Read more on Poynter here >>

Apple goes on the acquisition trail

Apple acquires Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchable, in the same week as acquiring music App Shazam for $400m.  Read more on NiemanLab and The Verge here >>

Video will make up 75 percent of mobile traffic in five years

Three quarters of all mobile traffic will be used for video in 2023, according to a new report by telecommunications equipment company Ericsson - up from just over half of all traffic today.  Read more on Recode here >>

ProSiebenSat.1 acquires majority stake in social advertising outfit Esome

ProSiebenSat.1 Media is acquiring a majority in Esome advertising technologies, a social-advertising provider in German-speaking region of Europe.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope here >>

Biggest European media losers of 2017

Biggest European media losers of 2017

African broadband to double, Facebook crushes Q3 & Buzzfeed launches first UK series: this week in media

African broadband to double, Facebook crushes Q3 & Buzzfeed launches first UK series: this week in media