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Mediaset considers options after Telefonica-Digital+ deal

Friday 9 May 2014 | 10:56 CET | News
Italian broadcaster Mediaset stressed that "all options remain open" after Telefonica's EUR 725 million bid to acquire the 56 percent stake in Spanish pay-TV platform Digital+ currently in the hands of Prisa. According to press reports, Telefonica had considered a series of options for Digital+, including teaming up with Mediaset, before deciding to go it alone in spite of regulatory concerns. Mediaset owns 22 percent of Digital+ and a right of first refusal over Prisa's stake, but Mediaset vice chairman Pier Silvio Berlusconi confirmed that the best course forward would be to continue

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