Mediaset Premium

Accenture providing platform for Mediaset Premium Play

Accenture is providing the platform for Mediaset’s OTT TV service Mediaset Premium Play, the company has revealed.  Mediaset Premium Play soccer service has drawn more than 600,000 unique monthly visitors to Mediaset Premium’s multi-device service – doubling the number of visitors since the service was made available last July. Mediaset Premium’s Play service uses the […]

Vivendi and Mediaset team up to take on Sky and Netflix

Vivendi and its Italian counterpart Mediaset have inked a deal that sees the French media giant take over its Italian counterpart’s pay TV division, Mediaset Premium. The pair will also team on production and TV streaming services, in a major push that will see them take on the likes of European pay TV giant Sky. […]

Vivendi reportedly close to securing Mediaset deal

Vivendi is close to securing a deal to take control of Mediaset’s pay TV arm, according to multiple reports. The signs that a deal are close come despite Mediaset playing down reports of a sale in recent weeks. According to reports by Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore and French financial daily Les Echos, […]

Mediaset CFO dampens Vivendi pay TV speculation

Mediaset Premium is doing well and the Italian broadcaster sees it as a core part of its operation, according to Mediaset chief financial officer Marco Giordano. Speaking to analysts, Giordano dampened speculation that Vivendi is about to buy the unit, which is majority owned by Mediaset, with Spanish telco Telefónica holding a minority stake. Giordano […]

Motive Television renews Mediaset Premium deal

Technology company Motive Television has signed a renewal agreement with Italian pay TV operator Mediaset Premium to continue to provide support and other technology services for the maintenance and delivery of Motive’s headend product.  This agreement will ensure the continuity of Motive’s Content Express platform to operate the Mediaset’s Premium Service for a seventh year, […]

Mediaset Premium sees strong growth

Mediaset-backed pay TV unit Mediaset Premium had 1.815 million post-paid subscribers at the end of the third quarter, a quarterly net increase of 112,000, exceeding its original target, according to the Italian broadcaster. The figure does not include customers who acquired Mediaset pre-paid cards. Mediaset originally set a target of 200,000 new subscribers between June […]

Telecom Italia targets half million-plus TV customers this year

Telecom Italia is targeting 550,000 video customers by the end of this year following its recent deals with Netflix, Sky and Mediaset Premium to distribute their services to TIMvision set-top boxes. Speaking to analysts after the company released its second-quarter results at the end of last week, CEO Marco Patuano said that a large part […]

Content deals boost Telecom Italia ultra-fast broadband

Telecom Italia saw strong growth in the ultra-fast broadband segment in the second quarter, boosted, according to CEO Marco Patuano by its raft of recent agreements with content providers. Telecom Italia had 374,000 next-generation network subscribers at the end of June, up from 290,000 in March and up from 231,000 in December. Overall retail broadband […]

Mediaset agrees Premium deal with Telecom Italia

Mediaset and Telecom Italia have agreed a deal whereby the telecom operator will distribute Mediaset Premium, including its exclusive Champions League football coverage. From September, a new version of the Premium offering dubbed Premium Online will be made available to Telecom Italia subscribers via its TIMvision set-top. Premium Online will provide Mediaset Premium’s complete line-up […]

Spain helps lift Mediaset performance

An uptick in Spain helped partially offset a continued decline in the Italian advertising market for broadcaster Mediaset in the first half. The group turned in first half revenue of €1.721.1 billion, down from €1.724.8 billion, and EBIT of €137.5 million, up from €109.5 million last year. In Spain, ad revenues rose form €446.5 million […]