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Vivendi 'actively looking' at Mediaset acquisition - report

Tuesday 28 April 2015 | 08:38 CET | News
French media giant Vivendi is "actively looking" at acquiring Italian broadcaster Mediaset, according to a report in French publication La Lettre de l'Expansion. The report indicates that Mediaset owner Silvio Berlusconi has decided to sell the EUR 5 billion asset to focus once again on his publishing interests, while Vivendi is keen on returning to the Italian TV market after a decade-long hiatus. According to sources cited by Reuters, Mediaset recently rebuffed an offer from Sky Italia for its pay-TV business Mediaset Premium, which also interests Vivendi and Qatar's Al Jazeera.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: GVT / Mediaset / Sky Italia / Telecom Italia / Telefonica / Vivendi
Countries: France / Italy
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