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Vivendi-Mediaset to launch 'Latin Netflix' in September

Tuesday 12 April 2016 | 09:15 CET | News
French media giant Vivendi and Italian broadcaster Mediaset are preparing to launch a VoD service in the style of Netflix as early as September, reports Italian daily La Stampa. The platform would be aimed at the Italian, French, Spanish and German markets and could involve Spain's Telefonica, which owned an 11 percent stake in the Mediaset Premium pay-TV business recently acquired by Vivendi. According to unnamed sources cited in the report, the partners are working on a pan-European VoD platform with three types of products: European films with big US stars, series with up to 40 episodes

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Netflix / Sky / Telefonica / Vivendi
Countries: France / Italy
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