Closing Premium would be ‘worst option’ for Mediaset

Closing Mediaset Premium would be the worst of the choices on offer to the Italian broadcaster, but the status quo is not an option for Mediaset either, according to a report by financial analysts at Berenberg. Having previously worked on the assumption that a fresh deal between Mediaset and Vivendi would ultimately be agreed, Berenberg is now basing […]

Berenberg negative on Sky as Ofcom investigates Premier League

Investment bank Berenberg has maintained its ‘sell’ recommendation on Sky following Ofcom’s announcement that it plans to investigate the way Premier League rights are sold in the UK.  Berenberg analysts Sarah Simon, Robert Berg and Jessica Pok argue that while the investigation could have a positive impact for Sky by delaying an auction, scheduled for […]

BSkyB could be looking at TV subs fall, say analysts

Analysts at Berenberg and Credit Suisse expect BSkyB to report a decline in traditional pay TV subscribers for the first time when it reveals its second quarter figures tomorrow.  Analysts at the pair reportedly estimate that Sky lost between 5,000 and 15,000 pay TV customers in the quarter to March. Sky now reports a single […]

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