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Vivendi ready to acquire 89% of Mediaset Premium - report

Thursday 10 March 2016 | 09:57 CET | News
French media giant Vivendi is close to acquiring a majority stake in the Mediaset Premium pay-TV unit of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. Vivendi is looking to buy Mediaset's entire 89 percent stake in the unit, for which it would pay half in cash and half in shares, said one of the sources, adding that the talks are being led directly by Mediaset CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi. "Pier Silvio is determined to sell and a deal could be signed shortly," said the source. The remaining 11 percent in Mediaset Premium is held by Telefonica, which acquired it in

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