Italy

Mediaset strikes deal to launch international channel on DirecTV

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Mediaset has struck a deal with US telecom and pay TV operator AT&T to include its international channel, Mediaset Italia, in DirecTV’s satellite offering. The… Read more

Italy edging closer to ‘golden power’ as CONSOB says Vivendi controls TIM

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

The Italian government is edging closer towards activating its ‘golden power’ to intervene in industries judged to be of strategic importance after Italian markets regulator… Read more

Viacom ups Italian ambitions with FTA push

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has acquired an Italian digital free-to-air (FTA) frequency in order to launch Spike locally, and a 50% stake in kids… Read more

Berenberg highlights Sky risks

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Analysts at Berenberg have cut their earnings-per-share estimates for Sky and have highlighted concerns about the uncertain outcome of the forthcoming auction of Premier League… Read more

Vivendi ‘close to agreement’ with AGCOM over Mediaset stake

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi is close to finding an agreement with Italian regulator AGCOM over the fate of its shares in Mediaset, according to press reports. Vivendi, which… Read more

European connected TV ad market set for growth with UK leading

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The European connected TV advertising market could be worth €825 million by 2020, according to research commissioned by ad technology specialist SpotX. The UK is… Read more

Vivendi committed to ‘making Telecom Italia great again’

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi is committed to help build Telecom Italia into a quad-play leader and lead it to “long-term and sustainable growth”, according to CEO – and… Read more

Italian government circling Vivendi’s influence on Telecom Italia

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Italian government officials are reportedly moving forwards with the process of determining whether Vivendi exercises a controlling influence over Telecom Italia (TIM). The moves represent… Read more

Mediaset-Telecom deal ‘desirable’ says Italian government official

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An agreement between Mediaset and Telecom Italia (TIM) to combine the former’s content with the latter’s distribution network and customer base is “desirable” provided Italy… Read more

Vivendi taking steps to ward of Italian move against TIM involvement

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi has reportedly written to the Italian prime minister’s office in an attempt to ward off the threat of the Italian government wielding its so-called… Read more

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