Fininvest has acquired 5% of the share capital of Mediaset held directly by Vivendi.
An Italian court has rejected a multibillion-euro damages claim by Mediaset against its former partner Vivendi.
Mediaset is to bring its bring its video apps together as the Italian broadcaster looks to boost its online presence.
The Court of Rome has ordered Vivendi’s Dailymotion to compensate Mediaset €22 million for publishing 15,000 videos taken from Mediaset programmes uploaded illegally for a total of 30,000 minutes of viewing.
The Spanish regulator CNMC has fined Atresmedia and Mediaset, the country’s two leading commercial broadcasters.
Mediaset CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi says the Italian media company will continue to push ahead with its plan for a ‘pan-European hub of free TV’.
In a statement Vivendi has said that it “welcomes with great satisfaction the judgment pronounced today by the Court of Justice of the European Union and is delighted that the highest European legal authority today has ruled fully in its favour.”
US financial investor KKR has acquired a 5.2% stake in German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1.
Spain’s Atresmedia Premium platform gained 90,000 paying subscribers in the first quarter, ending March with a total of 235,000.
Italian media group Mediaset has increased its shareholding in German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 by 4.1% to a total of 24.2%.