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Mediaset denies ProSiebenSat.1 merger rumours, pulls sale of DTT unit

Mediaset and ProSiebenSat.1 have strongly denied press rumours that emerged last week that they are in talks about a possible merger. The Italian broadcaster issued a statement that “no negotiations are underway” with the German media group. ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze meanwhile told Reuters that he saw “no industrial logic” in such a combination. Conze […]

Mediaset channels return to Sky Italia

Italian broadcaster Mediaset’s channels have returned to pay TV operator Sky Italia’s platform after an absence of three and a half years following last year’s wide-ranging agreement between the pair to collaborate in pay TV. Mediaset’s free-to-air networks Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4 and thematic channels Canale 20, La5, Mediaset Extra, Italia Due, […]

Mediaset agrees sale of digital-terrestrial operations unit

Mediaset has agreed the sale of 100% of R2, the company that controls the technical platform for its pay TV service Mediaset Premium, to Sky. The sale of the platform allows Mediaset to retain control of its premium channel offering, and Mediaset will also continue to manage Mediaset Premium’s customer base. The sale of the […]

Mediaset agrees distribution of free channels on Sky platform

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has made its flagship service Canale 5 available on Sky’s satellite platform after an absence of three years, the first step in making all free-to-air Mediaset channels available via the pay TV broadcaster. Canale 5 is now available on Sky’s channel 105 in HD. Mediaset said that the move was the first […]

Italian league rejects Mediapro’s €1.6bn guarantee for Serie A

Italy’s football league has rejected a €1.6 billion guarantee by Spanish broadcaster Mediapro that was designed to rescue its deal for Serie A rights in the country. The rejection from La Lega came after Mediapro yesterday formally accepted the demand made by the league for guarantees to take forward its successful bid for Serie A […]

Mediapro Serie A deal hits hurdle

Mediapro’s successful bid for Italian Serie A football rights has hit a significant hurdle after a Milan court suspended the award of rights to the Spanish broadcaster and producer. The court’s intervention followed a complaint by Sky against the Italian football league’s decision to accept Mediapro’s €1 billion-plus bid. Sky made the case that Mediapro […]

Mediaset combines pay TV activity with Sky in wide-ranging deal

Mediaset has struck a wide-ranging pay TV deal with Sky that puts a likely end to long-running speculation about a rapprochement with Vivendi. The deal announced at the end of last week will see Sky make nine cinema and TV series channels from Mediaset Premium available to its satellite customers at no additional charge, along […]

Sky Italia to launch fibre offering

Sky Italia has struck a long-term deal to launch a fibre-only broadband service from next year in partnership with Open Fiber. Sky said the agreement would drive growth in pay TV services alongside fibre. The broadband offering will be available alongside Sky’s existing services. The agreement with Open Fiber will give Sky access to a […]

Italian watchdog green-lights Mediapro Serie A deal

The Italian competition watchdog, the AGCM, has approved the award of Serie A rights to Spain’s Mediapro, despite opposition from Sky. The Catalan broadcaster and producer secured the exclusive rights to Serie A football for the next three seasons. The regulator said that Mediapro would have to play the role of intermediary and ensure that […]

Spain’s Mediapro takes Italy’s Serie A rights from Sky and Mediaset

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro has secured the rights to Italian top-tier football from under the noses of Sky and Mediaset in a deal worth €3.15 billion for the next three seasons. Mediapro’s deal with the Italian football league to secure Serie A rights for the 2018-21 seasons has already provoked a response from Sky, which has […]

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