TV Azteca, Vivendi/Havas and European Commission to keynote at MIPCOM 2017.
Police have raided the headquarters of French media giant Vivendi as part of the ongoing investigation into market abuse as during its acquisition of a stake in Italian firm Mediaset.
The Italian financial regulator CONSOB has ruled that Vivendi has de-facto control of Telecom Italia (TIM).
Vivendi is close to an agreement that would see the French media giant reduce its stake in Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset.
The legal battle between Mediaset and Vivendi is entering a new phase with the Italian private broadcaster claiming €3 billion in damages.
Vivendi has decided to pursue a parallel project in pay TV in Italy with its two subsidiaries Telecom Italia and Groupe Canal.
Canal Plus is looking to change the way it contributes to the French creative industries. The pay-TV broadcaster has announced plans to rationalise the way it invests in the sector.
Gazprom Media has reached an agreement with Dailymotion, the online video service owned by Vivendi that was permanently blocked in Russia in January this year.
Vivendi has been given conditional approval by the European Commission to gain de facto control of Telecom Italia.
Italy’s communications regulator AGCOM has ruled that French media group Vivendi violated Italy’s media antitrust law by building up controlling stakes in broadcaster Mediaset and telecom operator Telecom Italia (TIM), and given Vivendi a 12 month deadline to reduce its stake in either one.