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Orange talks to Canal, Microsoft about Dailymotion - report

Friday 9 May 2014 | 09:53 CET | News
French pay TV group Canal Plus has held informal talks to buy a minority stake in video portal Dailymotion from Orange, and bring it exclusive content, people familiar with the talks told the Financial Times. The move would be followed by a separate deal to sell a minority stake to Microsoft in the next few months. The sale to a French media group would be more politically acceptable, given last year's controversy which saw industry minister Arnaud Montebourg block the proposed sale of 75 percent of Dailymotion to Yahoo. The involvement of Microsoft would allow Dailymotion to challenge

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Canal Plus / Dailymotion / Microsoft / Orange / Vivendi
Countries: France / World
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