Italy


Telecom Italia names new CEO

Telecom Italia (TIM) has named Alitalia president and former Wind CEO Luigi Gubitosi as its new CEO, replacing Amos Genish, who was ousted in a boardroom coup last week. Following his appointment, Gubitosi will sit as a non-independent executive director and will no longer sit on the company’s control and risk committee. Gubitosi joined the […]

Telecom Italia raises threat of legal action against Vivendi

The war between French media giant Vivendi and activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors to determine the future direction of Telecom Italia (TIM) has resumed in earnest following the forced departure of CEO Amos Genish this week. TIM has now issued a statement warning Vivendi against making “further false and misleading announcements whose only effect is […]

Mediaset hit by softening ad market

Italian broadcaster Mediaset saw its revenues for the first nine months fall significantly as the soft advertising market and the group’s loss of football rights in Italy took their toll. However Mediaset posted better than expected operating profits, boosted by lower costs thanks to lower expenditure on rights. Mediaset posted revenues of €2.434 billion for […]

Telecom Italia CEO Genish ousted in latest twist in battle for control

Telecom Italia’s (TIM) board has ousted CEO Amos Genish at a meeting called early this morning, despite assurances issued earlier that no such meeting was planned. TIM said that the board had met and “deliberated by a majority vote to revoke with immediate effect all powers conferred to Director Amos Genish” with his powers to […]

Mediaset Vivendi battle reignites in dispute over shareholder meeting

Mediaset has defended its decision to exclude Simon Fiduciaria, the company in which Vivendi placed the bulk of its shares in Italian broadcaster Mediaset to meet regulatory demands that it reduce its participation in the company, from a shareholders’ meeting in June, following a legal move by Simon to assert its rights as a shareholder. […]

Mediaset faces challenge from holder of ex-Vivendi stock

Simon Fiduciaria, the company in which Vivendi placed the bulk of its shares in Italian broadcaster Mediaset to meet regulatory demands that it reduce its participation in the company, has demanded the suspension of the execution of resolutions passed by the Mediaset shareholders meeting in June relating to the creation of a medium and long-term […]

Sky’s Darroch to ‘stick around’, outlines post-Comcast priorities

Sky will stay focused on growing “all segments of pay TV” as well as building on its investment in original content and forging partnerships, including with third-party app providers, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch. Taking part in Comcast’s Q3 results call for the first time since the UK cable giant’s successful acquisition of the pay […]

Mediaset secures Formula E rights

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has secured exclusive rights to Formula E motor-racing for the next five years. The deal means that Mediaset, which already holds the rights to the electric car motorsport, will continue to broadcast Formula E exclusively. The agreement between Mediaset and Formula E Holdings means that the ABB F1A Formula E championship of […]

Parrot Analytics: BoJack Horseman leads Italian digital originals listing

BoJack Horseman was the most in-demand digital original in Italy for the week ending September 23 in a list made up almost exclusively of Netflix titles, according to Parrot Analytics’ latest statistics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across […]

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