Mediaset Premium

Mediaset Premium secures NFL and Super Bowl rights

Italian pay TV operator Mediaset Premium has secured exclusive rights to top-tier American football for the next three years. In addition to airing three NFL matches a week at night, repeated in the late evening the following day, Mediaset Premium will provide coverage of the Super Bowl, the 50th edition of which will be held […]

Mediaset Premium secures French and Scottish football

Italy’s Mediaset Premium has secured exclusive rights to French and Scottish top-tier football for the next three years. The pay TV outfit will air live coverage and highlights of Ligue 1 and Scottish Premier League football for the 2015-18 seasons. Coverage of the French championship will kick off on August 7 with Lille v Paris […]

Telefónica closes Mediaset Premium deal, names content exec to board

Telefónica has completed its acquisition of a stake in Mediaset’s Italian pay TV arm, Mediaset Premium, and has named Luis Velo Puig-Durán as its board representative. The closure of the deal follows an agreement between the pair in July that saw Telefónica also agree to acquire Mediaset’s stake in Spanish pay TV operator Digital+. While […]

Spanish write-down takes Mediaset into the red

Mediaset turned in a net loss of €20.5 million for the first have after taking a write-down of €12.3 million in the value of its Digital+/Canal+ stake in Spain related to the non-conditioned component of the price at which it agree to sell the 22% holding to Telefónica. The loss compared with a €30.1 million […]

Telefónica buys into Italian Premium as Mediaset sells in Spain

Mediaset has agreed to sell an 11.11% stake in its Italian pay TV unit to Telefónica as part of a wider agreement that will also see the Italian media giant sell its 22% in Spanish pay TV operator Canal+ to the Spanish telecom leader. Telefónica has agreed to invest €100 million in Mediaset Premium, which […]

Mediaset rises on renewed pay TV sale speculation

Shares in Italy’s Mediaset rose in early trading yesterday amidst speculation that it is about to sell its pay TV business. Financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore has reported that Vivendi and Al Jazeera have begun due diligence on Mediaset Premium, which is expected to turn a profit of €55 million by 2017 and €102 […]

Mediaset plays down report of Al Jazeera, Canal+ pay TV tie-up

Mediaset has played down reports that it is on the brink of forging a wide-ranging pay TV alliance with Al Jazeera and Canal+ Group by saying that detailed discussions of its pay TV plans are still in progress and will be reviewed by its board and that of Mediaset España at their next meeting. The […]

Mediaset acquires Champions League rights

Italy’s Mediaset has acquired UEFA Champions League football TV rights for the three seasons from 2015-18. Mediaset has secure the exclusive live broadcast rights for its Mediaset Premium pay TV services as well as free-to-air TV. The group also holds the rights to air repeats of matches, highlight packages and all goals the same evening, […]

Sky Italia ad restriction case returned to Italian court

In an case originally brought by Sky Italia, the European Court of Justice has said it is permissible for national legislators to set different advertising rules for pay TV and free-to-air services provided they are “proportionate” and has returned the matter to the Tribunale Administrativo Regionale (TAR) of Lazio. The Luxembourg-based court said that it […]

Mediaset ‘denies’ Italian pay TV biz sale

European broadcast giant Mediaset has reportedly denied it is to sell off its pay TV service Mediaset Premium. The company said the Italian pay platform, which offers services such as HD football and movie channels, was a strategic asset and had grown its revenues by 10% in the first quarter of 2013, according to Reuters. […]

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