Mediaset España


Mediaset suffers major setback as Vivendi secures MFE legal victory

Mediaset’s plans to combine its Italian and Spanish arms under a new Dutch-registered holding company have suffered a serious blow with a ruling from a Spanish court that the merger cannot go ahead. The Spanish judge considering the case upheld the suspension of the merger, confirming an earlier court ruling from October that led to […]

Vivendi in fresh move to thwart Mediaset’s merger plan

Vivendi is involved in a fresh move to thwart Mediaset’s plans to merge its Italian and Spanish operations under the umbrella of a Dutch-registered holding company, MediaForEurope (MFE). Mediaset España informed markets regulator the CNMV that it had received a notice from the French media giant challenging the changes to the merger plan adopted at […]

Mediaset España launches international pay streaming service

Mediaset España has launched an international version of its Mitele Plus subscription streaming service. For €3 per month or €30 per year, viewers can sign up for international access to the Mitele Plus Basic package, including programmes from the group’s existing international channel CincoMas, which is transferring its linear content to an à-la-carte on-demand distribution […]

Atresmedia gains in pay TV but Mediaset wins overall in Spain

Spanish commercial broadcaster Atresmedia saw its pay TV base double to 235,000 in the first quarter, while  Atresplayer, the Group’s on-line video platform, had 3.3 million unique visitors, according to ComScore, putting it ahead of rival Mediaset España on both counts. Atresmedia Premium grew its base from 124,000 at the end of December. Mediaset España’s […]

Mediaset España signs OTT content protection deal with Irdeto

Broadcaster Mediaset España has announced a partnership with Irdeto for OTT content protection. The deal will see the broadcaster’s OTT service, Mitele Plus, protected by the Irdeto Control solution. The product is offered as a part of the Irdeto 360 Security suite. The company says it is designed to “ensure future-proof end-to-end security that can […]

Mediaset España shareholders approve MFE but court maintains suspension of plan

An extraordinary general meeting of Mediaset España’s shareholders this week approved amendments to the articles of association of the planned holding company that will house Mediaset’s merged Italian and Spanish arms, further clearing the way for the implementation of the plan. However, a Spanish court hearing yesterday has maintained its suspension of the plan and […]

Vivendi and Mediaset struggling to find common ground ahead of postponed court hearing

With the clock ticking ahead of a court hearing in Milan postponed from last week, Vivendi and Mediaset appear to be struggling to agree a price acceptable for the indirect stake in the Italian broadcaster held by Vivendi through Simon Fiduciaria that is acceptable to both.  Mediaset CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi had said at the […]

Vivendi brings focus to legal battle with Mediaset

Following its Spanish court victory at the end of last week, Vivendi this week followed up by withdrawing the complaint it filed against Mediaset in the Netherlands and concentrate on its other legal moves against the Italian broadcaster. The Spanish ruling effectively put Mediaset’s plans to create a new Dutch-based holding company on ice. Vivendi, […]

Vivendi secures Spanish court victory in battle with Mediaset

Vivendi has secured a victory in its battle to stop Mediaset’s plan to create a new Europe-wide holding company merging the Italian broadcaster with Mediaset España, with a Spanish court making a preliminary ruling suspending the process. The commercial court in Madrid has suspended the decisions taken at the Mediaset España extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on […]

Mediaset faces Vivendi and ISS opposition to merger plan

Mediaset is facing shareholder opposition to its plans to merge with its Spanish offshoot and create a new pan-European holding company based in the Netherlands, with Vivendi and proxy advisory firm ISS indicating they will oppose the proposal. Mediaset shareholders are set to meet on September 4 to vote on the plan to create the […]

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