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Vivendi lodges bid for control of Mediaset Premium - report

Tuesday 23 February 2016 | 09:09 CET | News
French media giant Vivendi has tabled a cash and shares bid for a majority stake in the Mediaset Premium pay-TV unit of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, according to unnamed sources cited by Corriere della Sera. News of a bid follows the same paper's previous report that informal talks between the parties had been underway for a number of days, with Vivendi said to be willing to offer EUR 900 million for the subsidiary, which has around 2 million subscribers in Italy. However, disagreement over the final price has prevented a quick deal, added the report.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Telecom Italia / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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