About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Luiz insists Chelsea in the title raceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz insists they’re in the title race.Chelsea are fourth in the table ahead of their match against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and go into the festive period looking to make it three league wins in a row.”Everybody knows the Premier League is so difficult, we have to think step by step,” the Brazil international told Sky Sports News.”Of course the boss tries to give us the maths and to give us one direction to follow and we trying to get the points to be there and fighting for the title not just for the top four.”It’s not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen.”
Dalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Mike HopkinsThe Wall Street Journal reports that Time Warner has been in talks with current owners Comcast, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox about becoming an equal stakeholder in the platform.This would mean each of those companies, whose stakes currently sit around 33.3%, would drop down to 25%, with Time Warner also taking a quarter of the shareholding.A deal is likely to value Hulu at around US$5 billion (€4.6 billion) to US$6 billion. It would also mean only CBS Corp. is the media group with a US broadcast network that doesn’t have a stake in Hulu.CBS has chosen to go its own route with its CBS All Access platform, which recently announced a new Star Trek series as its first exclusive original.Time Warner owns the Burbank-based Warner Bros. studio; and Turner Broadcasting System, which houses TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network; and premium cable HBO.According to WSJ sources, the current backers see Time Warner investment as giving Hulu a better footing against the increasingly powerful Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.They had tried to sell the company back in 2013, with Time Warner Cable – spun out of Time Warner in March 2009 – considered to be a frontrunner for an acquisition at the time.The sale process was scrapped and the partners then injected US$750 million in the business. Reports at the time suggested a 25% stake sale to TWC could have still gone ahead.Hulu made an equity loss in the recent quarter ending October 3 due to higher content and marketing outlays, which have rocketed over the past 18 months, but investment will continue to go up in the next year, Disney revealed last week.
Vodafone and Ziggo have given their Dutch joint venture the name VodafoneZiggo and have begun marketing activities under the new brand.The joint branding is intended to convey the capabilities of the company as a fixed, mobile and integrated communications and entertainment provider.The company will be headed by former Vodafone UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp as CEO and by Ziggo chief financial officer Ritchy Drost as CFO.The other board members of the combined company are Robin Kroes as strategy chief, Marcel de Groot, in charge of residential business, John van Vianen, head of enterprise business, Ruben Uppelschoten, head of customer operations, Eben Albertyn, head of technology, Barbara Jongerden, head of legal and regulatory, Marieke Dekker, head of external affairs, and Anja Maaasen van den Brink, head of HR.The company said it had adapted its existing office locations to accommodate flexible working to enable the integration of fixed and mobile activities. Vodafone and Ziggo teams are to be brought together as much as possible across the company’s various facilities.