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Agcom may block planned TIM-Canal Plus JV - report

Wednesday 9 August 2017 | 14:40 CET | News
A planned joint venture between TIM and Vivendi's pay-TV unit Canal+ may be blocked by Italian communications watchdog Agcom, according to unnamed sources cited by business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. Vivendi's increasing influence in the Italian media and communications sector is currently under investigation by antitrust authorities in view of its 24 percent stake in TIM and 29 percent stake in broadcaster Mediaset. The communications regulator is now said to be ready to block the TIM-Canal+ joint venture until Vivendi confirms how it will reduce its Mediaset stake and the plan meets with Agcom's

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Agcom / Canal+ / Mediaset / Telecom Italia / TIM / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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