Mediaset becomes MFE-MediaForEurope

Mediaset’s board have approved the company’s change of name to MFE-MediaForEurope NV along with the introduction of a dual-class share structure and authorisation for the issue of new shares. The change of name is effective immediately. “We are extremely satisfied with these two important steps: the creation of MFE-MediaForEurope N.V. in the Netherlands and the […]

Vivendi agrees to back Mediaset’s dual class share structure plan

Vivendi has agreed to vote in favour of Mediaset’s plans to introduce a dual class share structure. The companies, which had been sparring for years, announced a truce in July but this was thrown into doubt last month when Mediaset proposed a dual class share structure to further its M&A plans. This structure will give […]

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 […]

URC achieves global viewership record

The United Rugby Championship (URC) has announced record viewership for the revamped competition. A revised version of the rugby union league, URC is an annual competition involving professional teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales, with teams from the two hemispheres taking on one another in a unique contest. URC said that domestic […]

Mediaset sets out dual share structure

Italian pay TV operator Mediaset has proposed a dual class share structure in an effort to further its M&A plans.  This is the latest step for the company, which last month moved its headquarters to the Netherlands as part of its plans to create a pan-European media business that would provide competition to online streaming […]

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 […]

Advertising growth lifts Mediaset to strong recovery

Strong growth in the advertising market in both Italy and Spain has lifted Mediaset’s first-half results above the level achieved in 2019 before the global pandemic struck, according to the company. Mediaset posted net revenues of €1.387 billion for the first half, up from €1.166 billion last year. The second quarter was particularly strong, with […]

Vivendi and Mediaset complete peace agreement

Vivendi and Mediaset have closed the global agreement the pair put to paper in May, ending a five-year long period of hostilities that began when the French media giant unilaterally pulled out of a deal to acquire the Italian company’s pay TV arm. The agreement, encompassing multiple disputes between Vivendi on one side and Mediaset […]

Mediaset set for Italian Cup rights award

Mediaset has reportedly won the exclusive rights to broadcast the next three seasons of football’s Italian Cup. According to Reuters, the operator will pay €144.6 million Euros to screen the competition along with the finals of the SupperCoppa Italiana. This would be an increase from the €105.6 million previously committed to RAI for the competition, […]

Mediaset set for Netherlands move

Mediaset is set to receive backing from its shareholders over its plans to shift its legal base to the Netherlands. The Italian broadcaster has long held ambitions to launch a pan-European media operation dubbed MediaForEurope as a means of providing competition to European tech and streaming giants like Netflix, Google and Facebook. This plan had […]

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