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Vivendi to bring in TIM to resolve Mediaset dispute - report

Friday 14 October 2016 | 08:36 CET | News
French media giant Vivendi is planning to team up with Telecom Italia (TIM) to resolve the ongoing dispute over its aborted deal for the Mediaset Premium pay-TV unit, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. The idea is to bring Telecom Italia in as the preferred partner of Mediaset Premium with a view to challenging rival Sky, with Vivendi and Mediaset each owning 44.5 percent. Telecom Italia would use its broadband network to promote Premium, with the option to buy in later, while Telefonica would retain its 11 percent stake, said the sources, adding that Vivendi is looking to

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