All eyes on Mediaset EGM as court sets new date in MediaForEurope dispute

The Milan judge considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset’s merger of its Italian and Spanish arms under a new Dutch holding company has pushed back the case to a new hearing scheduled for January 21, after Mediaset’s planned EGM votes on changes to the structure of the new company. The decision effectively suspends the creating of […]

Milan Court may look again at Vivendi-Mediaset dispute

The Milan court that last week considered the ongoing dispute between Vivendi and Mediaset has reserved the right to decide on Vivendi’s case at a later date, with the possibility of another hearing soon or possibly after Mediaset’s planned EGM on January 10, according to local reports.  Judge Elena Crugnola has reserved the right to […]

Mediaset unveils plans for free-to-air movie channel Cine 34

Local Italian media outlets are reporting that leading broadcasting group Mediaset is planning to launch a new free-to-air TV channel dedicated to home-grown Italian cinema. Called Cine 34, the new channel will be launched on January 20, 2020. According to information provided by Mediaset to advertising clients, every day of the week will dedicated to […]

Vivendi and Mediaset fail to strike deal

Vivendi and Mediaset failed to strike an deal on Friday following over a week of speculation that the pair were close to an agreement that would have seen Vivendi sell the stake in the Italian broadcaster that it holds indirectly through a trust arrangement. Mediaset said that “despite strenuous efforts”, attempts at a reconciliation between […]

Vivendi and Mediaset ‘closing in on agreement’

Vivendi and Mediaset are reported to be closing in on an agreement that could see the French media giant sell part of its stake in Mediaset, though uncertainty remains over whether a deal will be struck.  Reuters reported yesterday that the two sides were close to a deal that would see Vivendi sell the 19.19% […]

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 and Mediaset gain another week, EGM set for January 10

The Milan court considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset’s plan to merge its Italian and Spanish operations has adjourned a hearing due to be held at the end of last week until next Friday, giving the parties an additional week to come to some kind of agreement.   Mediaset’s board has meanwhile called for an EGM […]

Vivendi open to selling indirect Mediaset stake to find compromise

Vivendi is willing to selling the 19.19% stake held in Mediaset through Simon Fiduciaria, operating as a blind trust, as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to open the way to an agreement with Mediaset.  Confirming a story from Bloomberg, sources familiar with the situation told Digital TV Europe that they believe Vivendi is open to selling the […]

Time running out for Mediaset and Vivendi with no deal in sight

Mediaset and Vivendi are struggling to come to a deal over their long-standing legal battle. According to four Reuters sources, the companies have so far failed to reach any agreements that would allow them to drop a number of pending lawsuits with a deadline looming.  The companies are due in court on November 22, following […]