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Mediaset asks regulator to block Vivendi's stake building

Monday 9 January 2017 | 08:36 CET | News
Mediaset has asked Italy's communications regulator Agcom to block Vivendi's aggressive stake building in the Italian broadcaster to stop it having excessive control over national media and telecommunications markets. Il Sole 24 Ore reports that Agcom will meet this week to discuss Vivendi's recent moves but has up to four months to decide whether the French group's stake building "does not qualify merely as a passive holding… but responds to explicit strategic market objectives, aimed at growing and consolidating the position of the group in Italian media and content markets," according to

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