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Mediaset to shift Premium pay-TV channels to streaming - report

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | 09:18 CET | News
Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset is planning to close its pay-TV channels and shift their content to an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. The move is part of a downsizing of the Mediaset Premium pay-TV unit following an aborted sale to French media giant Vivendi. One source said the decision is primarily due to an 80 percent fall in pay-TV subscribers in 6 months after Mediaset lost rights to broadcast Serie A and UEFA Champions League football games. Premium's clients have plummeted to 300,000 customers by the start of this year from

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Comcast / Mediaset / Sky Italia / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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