Prisa to sell Digital+ to Telefonica, Mediaset - report

Monday 14 October 2013 | 12:05 CET | News
Spanish media group Prisa is finalising three-way negotiations to sell off its satellite pay-TV platform Digital+ to Telefonica and Mediaset, an operation it is looking to complete by year-end. Prisa, which currently owns 56 percent of Digital+, has narrowed the potential buyers to Spanish operator Telefonica and Italian broadcaster Mediaset, El Economista reports, citing unnamed industry sources.

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