Vivendi has stepped up its plan to scupper the merger of Mediaset Italy and Mediaset Spain into the Dutch registered vehicle MediaforEurope.
Mediaset and Atresmedia are expected to renew their battle for football TV rights before the end of the year by bidding for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
Netflix has signed a co-production deal with Italian broadcaster Mediaset.
Mediaset has increased its debt by a third as the Italian media group looks to turn itself into a pan-European player.
Vivendi says the decision by Vivendi to prevent its Trust from voting in an Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting is deplorable.
A Milan court has given Vivendi a lifeline in its row with Mediaset over the formation of a new pan-European company.
Vivendi has signalled its intention to vote down plans by Mediaset to restructure itself through a new Dutch holding company.
The Spanish regulator CNMC has fined Atresmedia for exceeding airtime dedicated to advertising and teleshopping messages on its TV channel Neox.
Spain’s Mediaset will have to pay Telefónica over €60 million a season if its pay-TV service MiTele Plus is a success.
Mediaset’s trimming of its pay-TV operations helped double the broadcaster’s profits in the first six months of the year.