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Fininvest denies secret Mediaset deal with Vivendi

Monday 30 January 2017 | 09:10 CET | News
Mediaset's top shareholder Fininvest has issued a brief statement denying fresh rumours that it's nearing an agreement with France's Vivendi to resolve the impasse over the Italian broadcaster. Unnamed sources cited by Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano suggested Fininvest and Vivendi may create a holding company in which Vivendi would place its stake in Telecom Italia and Fininvest its stake in Mediaset. The report adds that Orange may later take a 30 percent in the holding, with Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti also taking a 10-15 percent stake to meet nationality concerns.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Orange / Telecom Italia / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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