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RTL, Bouygues agree merger of French broadcasters TF1, M6

Tuesday 18 May 2021 | 11:40 CET | News
RTL announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to merge its French television business M6 with its larger domestic rival TF1, part of conglomerate Bouygues. This follows a sale process that started earlier this year for the company's controlling 48 percent stake in M6, which attracted bids from Vivendi and Mediaset, among others. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Bertelsmann / M6 / RTL / TF1
Countries: France
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