MTG sells off its Bulgarian assets, Google Chrome ad blocker launches & CNN global digital lay-offs: this week in media

MTG sells off its Bulgarian assets, Google Chrome ad blocker launches & CNN global digital lay-offs: this week in media

MTG carries on its disposals with Bulgarian sell off

MTG has sold its 95% shareholding in Nova Broadcasting Group in Bulgaria in a deal that values the full business at €185 million (SEK 1.83 billion) - carrying on its European media asset sell off.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

CNN prepares for global digital layoffs

CNN are set to cut 50 jobs globally in its digital teams, in the run up to the $85 billion AT&T acquisition of Time Warner.  Read more on Hive >>

Google’s Chrome ad blocker launches

Google’s Chrome ad blocker has launched, with the aim of only blocking ‘annoying ads’ that don’t conform to the Coalition for Better Ads guidelines.  Read more on TechCrunch >>

Swedish paper reaches 250,000 subscribers

Swedish national tabloid Aftonbladet has become one of Europe’s biggest digital-subscriptions success stories, reaching 250,000 subscribers.  Read more on Digiday >>

Sky and BT renew UK Premier League rights

Sky and BT have each renewed their Premier League rights, with Sky taking four and BT one of the live rights packages for a total of £4.46 billion (€5 billion).  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

Comcast bids for Sky, Trinity Mirror name change & Swiss vote for licence fee: this week in media

Comcast bids for Sky, Trinity Mirror name change & Swiss vote for licence fee: this week in media

Facebook slows, Snapchat grows & Amazon pledges more video investment: this week in media

Facebook slows, Snapchat grows & Amazon pledges more video investment: this week in media