Italy’s communications regulator AGCOM has ruled that French media group Vivendi violated Italy’s media antitrust law by building up controlling stakes in broadcaster Mediaset and telecom operator Telecom Italia (TIM), and given Vivendi a 12 month deadline to reduce its stake in either one.
Sony Pictures Television Networks’ first Italian free-to-air TV channel will launch on Thursday, May 4, as Pop.
Scripps Networks Interactive will launch the Food Network in Italy on May 8.
Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has reached an agreement with Television Broadcasting System (TBS) to acquire the Italian free-to-air DTT channels Neko TV and Capri Gourmet for an undisclosed sum.
The Discovery Italia channel Nove HD will be added to tivùsat’s line-up on March 1.
Talks between Mediaset and Sky for the sale of Mediaset Premium are at an advanced stage, according o a report in il Sole 24 Ore.
There is “no dialogue” between Vivendi and Mediaset, according to Tarak Ben Ammar, member of the board of directors of Vivendi.
Sky has given details of the technology enhancements it will make during 2017 with the introduction of Voice Control, Restart on Sky Sports and Dolby Atmos UHD content.
Journalists at the all-news channel Sky TG 24 voted to strike for 24 hours in protest against 200 redundancies and the transfer of 310 employees from Cagliari to Rome and Milan.
A report that Vivendi would be prepared to sell its 24% stake in Telecom Italia has been denied by the French media giant.