Orange and Vivendi have entered exclusive negotiations for the acquisition by Vivendi of an 80% stake in Dailymotion, the two companies confirmed.
For the second time, French government seems to have prevented Orange’s video portal Dailymotion falling into the hands of a foreign company.
Vivendi has accepted the offer of Numericable-SFR and Altice to purchase Vivendi’s 20% interest in the telecommunications operator.
Altice, through its subsidiary Altice France, and Numericable-SFR have made an official offer to Vivendi to acquire the 20% stake it owns in Numericable-SFR for €40 a share.
German subscription video-on-demand service Watchever has launched a music section.
German subscription video-on-demand service Watchever has become available on the Xbox One.
Stefan Schulz and Sabine Anger, co-founders and since January 2013 managing directors of Watchever, will leave Vivendi’s German video-on-demand (VOD) portal at the end of September 2014.
Vivendi has received binding offers for its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary GVT from Telecom Italia and Telefónica.
Telecom Italia is reportedly in talks with Vivendi to pursue an alliance.
Telefónica has submitted an offer totaling €6.7 billion for the Vivendi-owned Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom (GVT).