Italy’s Mediaset has launched a joint takeover bid with the infrastructure fund F2i for the 60% of the El Towers masts unit it does not already own.
Eleven Sports has announced the appointment of Giuliano Giorgetti as MD for Italy, effective immediately.
The Croatian regulator HAKOM has begun to monitor interference to TV and radio signals in the country by transmitters in neighbouring Italy.
Mediaset’s chairman Fedele Confalonieri has called for the creation of a pan-European broadcaster in order to tackle such rivals as Netflix and Vivendi.
Perform Group’s DAZN will launch in Italy with exclusive multi-platform Serie A rights.
Sky Italia has launched its new 15-channel terrestrial service. It follows the agreement signed in March with one-time rival Mediaset.
Discovery has struck a deal with Channel 4’s Walter Presents to launch premium drama service in Italy.
20th Century Fox has taken a 4% share in Chili, the T-VOD founded by Stefano Parisi and Giorgio Tacchia in 2012, for €6 million.
The future of Telecom Italia’s proposed joint-venture with Canal+ is in doubt.
Italian private broadcaster Mediaset will launch two new digital terrestrial channels later this year, to be called 20 (Venti) and Focus.