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Italian court hearing pushed back as Vivendi acts on exclusion of Simon Fiduciaria from EGM

The Milan court considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset over the latter’s plans to create a new pan-European holding company housing its merged Italian and Spanish arms has pushed back its hearing to February 1 after the French media giant took further legal action to have the resolutions voted for at Mediaset’s recent EGM suspended. Vivendi […]

Vivendi and Mediaset trade accusations in wake of controversial EGM

Vivendi has accused Mediaset of an “unlawful refusal” to allow a key shareholder to vote in a crucial EGM on Friday and has said the Mediaset board has placed the company in “a situation of serious legal uncertainty” after ignoring an opinion on the case from the EU Court of Justice’s advocate general. The shareholders […]

Mediaset bars Simon Fiduciaria from EGM after court rules against Vivendi

Mediaset has barred Simon Fiduciaria, holder of a 19.19% stake in the company, from attending a crucial EGM today after the Lazio regional administrative court (TAR) rejected an appeal by Vivendi to overturn Italian regulator AGCOM’s ruling preventing it from exercising voting rights held in trust through the outfit. Mediaset said that its board and […]

Vivendi in legal move to unblock voting rights ahead of Mediaset EGM

Vivendi has asked an Italian regional administrative court (TAR) to unblock voting rights on the two thirds of its stake in Mediaset held by a trust ahead of Mediaset’s crucial shareholders’ EGM on Friday. The French media outfit last week asked the TAR to suspend a ruling by regulator AGCOM that prevents it from exercising […]

Discovery’s HGTV to launch in Italy as FTA channel 

Discovery is launching home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Italy, with the nation being the first to receive it as a free-to-air channel. HGTV is Discovery’s flagship lifestyle brand with a large number of reality shows focused on renovation and decorating. Popular titles include House Hunters Renovation, Flip or Flop and Love it or List […]

Enel unit teams up with Melita for Italian fibre offering

Energy company Enel Energia and Melita Italia, the Italian subsidiary of Maltese cable operator Melita, have signed a partnership to offer speed fibre internet services across Italy. As from Thursday, with the launch of Enel in Fibra by Melita, Enel Energia’s domestic customers will be able to add FTTH services to their existing electricity and […]

All eyes on Mediaset EGM as court sets new date in MediaForEurope dispute

The Milan judge considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset’s merger of its Italian and Spanish arms under a new Dutch holding company has pushed back the case to a new hearing scheduled for January 21, after Mediaset’s planned EGM votes on changes to the structure of the new company. The decision effectively suspends the creating of […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with DAZN 

Telecom Italia (TIM) and sports streaming outfit DAZN have struck an agreement that will give TIM customers access to DAZN’s content through dedicated offers.  The partnership builds on TIM’s strategy of establishing itself as a leading aggregator of content in Italy, with a sports offering that includes national and international football alongside other sports.  From […]

Milan Court may look again at Vivendi-Mediaset dispute

The Milan court that last week considered the ongoing dispute between Vivendi and Mediaset has reserved the right to decide on Vivendi’s case at a later date, with the possibility of another hearing soon or possibly after Mediaset’s planned EGM on January 10, according to local reports.  Judge Elena Crugnola has reserved the right to […]

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