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Mediaset, Al Jazeera in talks on Italian pay-TV tie-up

Thursday 3 July 2014 | 09:58 CET | News
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Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset is in talks with Al Jazeera and other companies on a possible tie-up in the pay-TV sector in Italy, according to Mediaset vice chairman Pier Silvio Berlusconi. "It wasn't us who started the process of finding a partner, but we were approached by several players, including Al Jazeera, for a deal on (pay TV) in Italy," he said. Although the talks were put on hold as Mediaset battled to secure the rights to Italy's top-tier Serie A football league, Berlusconi confirmed that they remained ongoing. "Now we will resume the talks and see if we can agree on a

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Al Jazeera / Digital+ / Mediaset / Telefonica
Countries: Italy / Spain
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