Vivendi

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

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

Vivendi ‘merging’ Dailymotion with Watchever

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Vivendi is merging its struggling YouTube rival Dailymotion with video-on-demand technology unit Watchever, according to a French press report. According to the Journal du Net,… Read more

Mediaset and Fininvest demand an additional €3bn from Vivendi

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

Vivendi has revealed that Mediaset and leading shareholder Fininvest filed a fresh lawsuit against it in June, claiming an additional €3 billion in damages. Mediaset… Read more

Canal+ needs level playing field, says Vivendi chief

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Canal+ needs and deserves a level playing field to compete with the likes of Altice as well as Netflix and other international players, including the… 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

Report: Free now has 20% stake in Canalplay

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French service provider Free has acquired a 20% stake in Canal+’s subscription video-on-demand service Canalplay after exercising an option dating from its 2011 sale of… Read more

Canal+ teams up with Bouygues Telecom for new offering

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Vivendi-owned French pay TV operator Canal+ has teamed up with service provider Bouygues Telecom to launch a new offering, Start by Canal, that will be… Read more

Mediaset-Telecom deal ‘desirable’ says Italian government official

Antonello Giacomelli

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

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