Mediaset España


MFE takes ProSiebenSat.1 stake beyond 25%, looks to consolidate Mediaset España

MediaForEurope (MFE), the cross-border broadcast group formerly known as Mediaset, has upped its stake in ProSiebenSat.1 beyond the 25% mark that will give it a blocking vote at the German media group’s forthcoming AGM and has admitted that it is looking to up its hold on Mediaset España. MFE said yesterday that “directly and indirectly, […]

Solid quarter for Mediaset in Spain

Italian media group Mediaset’s Spanish business has seen its total net revenues for the year-to-date increase by 10.5% to €603.8 million. In the nine months to September, Mediaset España registered an EBITDA of €152.4 million (+1.6% vs. same period 2020). Its net profit in the first nine months of 2021 reached €114.2 (+10.6% vs same […]

Spanish TV revenues see sharp year-on-year decline

Spanish TV and radio advertising revenues dropped by 10.7% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to numbers published by markets regulator the CNMC. Overall TV revenues, including pay TV sales, also fell. According to the watchdog, TV and radio advertising revenues for the quarter to March amounted to €415.8 million, with commercial […]

Mediaset on the up as it completes Dutch move

Mediaset has now moved its registered office to the Netherlands, fulfilling a long-ambition that was also long-delayed because of the dispute between the Italian media company and one of its major shareholders, Vivendi. Pier Silvio Berlusconi will now be CEO of Mediaset NV, the new Dutch registered company, with Fedele Confalonieri serving as chairman. Mediaset’s […]

Spanish broadcasters bounce back

Spanish commercial broadcasters Mediaset España and Atresmedia have delivered strong first half results, providing solid evidence of a recovery in the country’s advertising market in the second quarter, following a decline in the COVD-19-hit first three months. Atresmedia turned in first half revenues of €464.8 million, up from €374.9 million for the same period last […]

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 […]