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Vivendi preparing Italian version of Canal Plus with TIM - report

Tuesday 25 July 2017 | 15:32 CET | News
French media giant Vivendi wants to launch an Italian version of Canal Plus and has proposed setting up a joint venture between its pay-TV channel and Telecom Italia (TIM), according to unnamed sources cited by business daily Les Echos. With its ambitions to use its Mediaset stake to create a leading media group in southern Europe temporarily curtailed by a recent antitrust ruling, Vivendi's Canal Plus unit has proposed a joint venture to be majority owned by TIM to acquire audiovisual rights and produce films and TV series, said the report.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Canal+ / Mediaset / Telecom Italia / TIM / Vivendi
Countries: France / Italy
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