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Vivendi sets up Italy unit, ready to bid for Serie A rights

Tuesday 6 June 2017 | 14:49 CET | News
The chief executive of French media giant Vivendi has announced the imminent creation of an Italian unit – Vivendi Italia SpA – and vowed to forge ahead with plans to create a southern European media powerhouse by investing heavily in media and sports content. Arnaud de Puyfontaine, who was recently confirmed as the new executive chairman of Telecom Italia, told Il Sole 24 Ore that Vivendi Italia would be launched later this month and was seriously considering bidding for the rights to broadcast Italy's top-tier Serie A league, due to be auctioned off by 10 June.

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