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Vivendi files Spanish and Dutch court actions against Mediaset merger

Tuesday 24 September 2019 | 10:15 CET | News
Vivendi has filed court actions in Spain and the Netherlands against Mediaset's plans to merge its Italian and Spanish units into the Netherlands-based holding company Media for Europe (MFE), confirming earlier reports. In a statement, the Italian broadcaster said Vivendi had brought legal proceedings against a Mediaset Spain shareholder meeting held earlier this month that approved the merger with its parent into the Dutch holding. The first court hearing is due to take place on 02 October.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Vivendi
Countries: Italy / Netherlands / Spain
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