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Ben Ammar brokering Vivendi-Mediaset content deal - report

Thursday 24 March 2016 | 11:54 CET | News
French media group Vivendi has entrusted Tunisian businessman Tarak Ben Ammar, a member of the company's board, to negotiate a content and distribution-based agreement with Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, reports Il Sole 24 Ore. The deal could be cemented via an exchange of around 3 percent of each company's shares, with Vivendi also receiving a stake in the Mediaset Premium pay-TV platform to reflect its higher capitalisation, said the report. The ultimate aim of the agreement is to create a European content giant to counter the growing popularity of Netflix, with movie producer Ben

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Canal+ / Mediaset / Netflix / Vivendi
Countries: France / Italy
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