DealWire: Times Internet Buys Willow TV, Zopper Acquires EasyPoS

Times Internet Acquires Willow TV 

Times Internet, Indian digital network and part of The Times of India Group, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Willow TV International, the cricket broadcaster in the US.

Willow is one of the growing sports networks in the U.S, featuring the world cricket matches and events. The channel and its associated TV Everywhere service is widely distributed by the satellite, cable, IPTV and OTT platforms in a variety of subscription packages, including sports packs and South Asian targeted packages.

Willow is the first international acquisition by Times Internet, and the first US acquisition for The Times of India Group, India’s media company.

Tiger Global backed Zopper Buys PoS Software Company EasyPoS

Tiger Global backed hyperlocal firm Zopper has acquired point of sale (PoS) software company EasyPoS in a mixed cash and equity deal, valuing the company at Rs 33 crore ($5 million). The EasyPoS acquisition will add 350 sellers to the Zopper platform, as reported by ET.

“For us the acquisition will provide a better solution to offer to the SMEs who work with us. It is difficult to sell a PoS solution but the hyperlocal discovery piece we add will be an additional value proposition,” said Neeraj Jain, Co-founder of Noida-based Zopper, which is present in 22 cities and plans on adding 25 more in the next quarter.

EasyPoS has offices in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bangalore & Pune.