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Mediaset rebuffed Sky offer for pay-TV unit - report

Monday 27 April 2015 | 15:43 CET | News
Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset rebuffed an offer from Sky Italia for its pay-TV business Mediaset Premium, according to two unnamed sources cited by Reuters. The two companies last year reached a deal on the rights to televise Serie A, Italy's top-flight football league, over the next three years, and one of the sources said informal talks remained ongoing. At the same time, Qatar's Al Jazeera has also resumed contacts with Mediaset over the pay-TV unit, according to the sources. Mediaset owns 89 percent of Premium after it sold an 11 percent stake to Telefonica last year for EUR 100

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Sky Italia / Telefonica
Countries: Italy
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