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Breaking News Dish TV-Videocon d2h merger deal concludes as MIB grants approval.

Discussion in 'General DTH Discussion' started by JassPanjabi, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. JassPanjabi

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    The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has approved the merger between direct to home (DTH) platforms Dish TV India and Videocon d2h. The MIB vide its letter dated 15 December has approved the requests made by the company for completion of the transaction. This paves way for the creation of the largest listed media company in India taking into consideration the last reported revenue and EBITDA numbers of the two DTH players on a pro-forma basis. Dish TV and Videocon d2h (Vd2h) reported separate revenue and EBITDA numbers which at a pro-forma level add up to Rs. 60,862 million and Rs.19,909 million for FY17. Following the amalgamation, the combined entity will be renamed as Dish TV Videocon. The combination will have scale similar to leading global cable and satellite players in terms of subscribers. Dish TV Videocon (Dish TV Videocon) would serve more than 29 million subscribers in India as per its combined share on 30 September. Expressing happiness on the development, Dish TV India CMD Jawahar Goel said, “It has been a long journey since the announcement of the agreement between the two companies a year back. We would like to thank the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the National Company Law Tribunal, the Competition Commission of India, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the Stock Exchanges and all other stakeholders for showing their trust in us. I would also like to express our gratitude to our shareholders for standing by us through the transaction and believing in us to take the combined entity to the next level going forward.” Dish TV India Group CEO Anil Dua said, “Together, Dish TV and Videocon d2h are going to write history as we embark on this journey of delighting our ‘29 million and growing’ customer base. It is an exciting way ahead as we get this opportunity to leverage the individual strengths of the two organisations. I feel reassured looking at the formidable combination of these two talented teams that are now going to be working together towards a shared vision and common goals.” The combined entity is expected to provide better synergies and growth opportunities through deeper after-sales, distribution and technology capabilities and will also become a more effective partner for TV content providers in India. For the purpose of planning the post-merger integration, Dish TV has engaged Aon, Deloitte and PwC as consultants to undertake project management for executing and ensuring seamless integration of the core functions, processes and technology infrastructure. The two companies had entered into definitive agreements in November 2016 for amalgamation of Vd2h into Dish TV through a Scheme of Arrangement amongst Dish TV, Vd2h and their respective shareholders and creditors (the Scheme). In early March 2017, an Observation Letter conveying no objection to the Scheme was issued by both the Stock Exchanges – National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and BSE Limited (BSE). The proposed transaction had also been notified to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for its approval and CCI had given its approval for the proposed transaction vide its letter dated May 4, 2017. On 12 May, 2017, in a meeting convened by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), the Equity Shareholders of the Company had also approved the Scheme for amalgamation of Vd2h into Dish TV. Subsequently, the Mumbai Bench of the Hon’ble NCLT, at a hearing held on July 27, 2017, had approved the Scheme under the provisions of Sections 230-232 and other applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. The Appointed date for the Scheme was therein fixed as October 1, 2017. The Scheme will become effective in coming weeks, upon the filing of the order of the National Company Law Tribunal approving the Scheme, by both Vd2h and Dish TV, with the Registrar of Companies, Maharashtra.

    Read more at: http://www.televisionpost.com/dth/dish-tv-videocon-d2h-merger-deal-concludes-as-mib-grants-approval/ | TelevisionPost.com
     
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  4. scorpionking76

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    Finally some news to cheer
     
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    Dish TV, Videocon d2h get approval for merger

    Dish TV and Videocon d2h have got all the approvals for their merger, CNBC TV18 is reporting, citing sources.

    The reports adds that Dish TV-Videocon d2h are likely to be a merged entity by mid-March.

    The full merger talks are due to the insolvency proceedings against a Videocon Group entity. Sources have said that Videocon d2h’s full merger with Dish TV is likely to trigger open offer for the merged entity.

    Dish TV may also merge Videocon’s 28 percent stake in d2h business with itself post the merger.

    In the merged company, Dish TV will own 31 percent and Videocon d2h will own 28 percent.

    Dish TV is in talks with Videocon d2h for complete buyout after the proposed merger, the report suggests.

    News Live: Fiscal deficit for April-January at Rs 6.76 lakh crore vs Rs 5.64 lakh cr Y-o-Y - Moneycontrol.com
     
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  6. D Major

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    That will be great if dishtv buys d2h instead of merging.

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  7. Technoglitch

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    bye bye d2h
     
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    they should eliminate d2h forever :p
     
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