MTV Italia

Sky acquires MTV Italia, Viacom to launch new Italian channels

Sky has struck a deal with Viacom to acquire MTV Italia, expanding its presence on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform, and has also struck an expanded carriage deal with Viacom that will see the latter launch two new channels, along with on-demand services and multiscreen apps with the pay TV broadcaster. Sky’s acquisition of MTV Italia […]

Sky reportedly close to acquiring MTV Italia channel

European pay TV group Sky is reportedly close to striking a deal with Viacom to acquire MTV Italia, extending its digital-terrestrial presence in the country’s via DTT channel 8, which broadcasts the youth-oriented service.  According to newspaper La Repubblica, Sky plans to relaunch channel 8 as a free-to-air service in August, possibly with sports content.  […]

Viacom takes full control of MTV Italia after buying Telecom Italia stake

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has agreed to buy Telecom Italia’s 51% majority stake in MTV Italia, in a deal that gives it full editorial and operational control over MTV Italia’s properties. Under the deal, Telecom Italia Media is due to receive a consideration of €10 million. However, it will also waive €9.7 million-worth of […]