Marco Patuano

Telecom Italia’s Patuano resigns

Telecom Italia has confirmed the resignation of its CEO Marco Patuano. The news follows a previous announcment that the operator was negotiating Patuano’s terms of departure. According to various press reports, Patuano will receive a severance package to the tune of €7 million. Telecom Italia said that, as Patuano holds about 70,000 ordinary shares in […]

Patuano to exit Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia has confirmed that it is in talks with CEO Marco Patuano over the terms of the latter’s departure, following weeks of speculation over his future. Responding to a request by market regulator Consob, Telecom Italia confirmed that “negotiations are ongoing with the chief executive officer aimed at the definition of an agreement – […]

Vivendi moves raise question over Patuano’s future

Vivendi is flexing its muscles following its acquisition of a stake in Telecom Italia by raising a question over the future of CEO Marco Patuano, according to reports. According to Bloomberg Business, Vivendi is losing patience with Telecom Italia’s management following its €3.5 billion investment in the Italian telco.  The French media giant has been […]

Telecom Italia reportedly close to deal with Mediaset

Telecom Italia is close to striking an agreement with Mediaset to distribute the latter’s premium services on its platform, according to local press. Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano told Italian press that a partnership was “logical” and that the telco had set a goal of becoming an open platform for the distribution of content to […]

Telecom Italia set to strike content deal with Mediaset

Following last week’s deal with Sky Italia to market the latter’s pay TV services over its network as part of a quad-play offering, Telecom Italia is set to strike a distribution deal with Sky’s rival Mediaset, according to Italian press.  Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano told journalists at a festival in Perugia that the telco […]

Vivendi and Telecom Italia discuss Brazilan deal and strategic partnership

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré and Telecom Italia deputy director Marco Patuano met in Paris yesterday to discuss the merger of the pair’s Brazilian units GVT and TIM Brasil in exchange for Vivendi taking a stake in Telecom Italia, according to press reports. According to Reuters, citing an unnamed source, Telecom Italia doesn’t plan to increase […]

Telecom Italia to offer Sky Italia over IP

Telecom Italia has signed a deal with Sky Italia that will allow its customers to access the full Sky television offering through its high-speed ultrabroadband service. The offer, which will be available from 2015, will let customers access Sky TV using a My Sky HD decoder, specially created for internet TV. The firms said that […]