Italy’s Mediaset and Mediaset España Comunicación have proposed their respective shareholders to create a new parent company by means of a cross-border merger of Mediaset and Mediaset España with and into Mediaset Investment N.V. (DutchCo), a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Mediaset incorporated in the Netherlands.
Eutelsat Communications has successfully issued 8-year senior unsecured bonds for a total of €600 million.
In an aim to combat global players like Google, Facebook and Amazon, Germany’s two major commercial TV broadcasters Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and ProSiebenSat.1 have entered into a 50/50 partnership for addressable TV and online video advertising.
Swiss competition authority WEKO will examine the planned takeover of Liberty Global’s cable subsidiary UPC by telecommunications company Sunrise in greater detail.
Finnish operator DNA says it plans to introduce faster broadband and next-generation television services into the Tampere region.
US private equity firm KKR is in negotiations with Axel Springer regarding a strategic investment in the German media company.
Lagardere SCA has confirmed that it has signed a contract with the M6 Group for the sale of its television business.
Private equity firm Francisco Partners, together with co-investor IGP Capital, have acquired LiveU from its existing shareholders.
Italian media company Mediaset has acquired a 9.6% stake in German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1.
Enghouse Systems Limited has successfully completed its acquisition of Espial Group Inc.