Piersilvio Berlusconi

Mediaset likely to sell Canal+ stake, holding out for ‘strategic partnership’

Mediaset executive vice-president Piersilvio Berlusconi has given the strongest indication yet that his group will sell its 22% stake in Spain’s Canal+ to Telefónica ahead of Friday’s deadline, possibly as part of a wider strategic agreement with the Spanish telco. Speaking to journalists at a presentation of the group’s autumn schedules, Berlusconi said that, while […]

Mediaset looking to decide future of pay TV platform by June

Mediaset vice-chairman Piersilvio Berlusconi confirmed that the Italian media company had received interest from international operators in its pay TV business yesterday. Berlusconi told a shareholders meeting that Mediaset did not want to sell the business and that no binding agreement had been signed. However, he said that the company takes a favourable view of […]