Hibernia Media Buys Aldea, Expands Southward

September 8th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

Hibernia Media, the video transport arm of Hibernia Atlantic, made its second M&A move in two weeks yesterday, announcing a merger with Montreal-based Aldea. They are clearly looking to consolidate part of the industry and gain an inorganic boost toward a larger presence.

Last week, Hibernia Media acquired TeliaSonera's MediaConnect business, giving it greater European penetration and overall scale. The purchase of Aldea also adds to Hibernia's reach, bringing with it a Latin American presence extending down into the key growth markets of Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina.

A quick look through Aldea's announcements over the past twelve months shows their Pan-American reach, with wins powering Fox Sports Latin America's HD network and bringing Manchester United TV to Mexico.

Penetration to a third continent will give Hibernia Media more tools with which to go up against Vyvx and other global video transport specialists.  The question is, does Hibernia have further M&A in mind here? Something in the Asia-Pacific theatre perhaps?

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Categories: Mergers and Acquisitions · Video

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