Messi debut becomes most-watched Ligue 1 match ever in Spain

If Lionel Messi’s pulling power was ever in doubt, the football legend’s debut match for Paris Saint-Germain has become the most-watched French league match ever in Spain. An average audience of 2.2 million viewers watched PSG’s 2-0 victory over Reims on Mediaset-owned Telecinco, with a total audience of over 6.7 million Spaniards. This was further […]

Mediaset Spain pulls out of Yomvi

Mediaset España has pulled its channels from Telefónica’s Yomvi OTT platform to focus on its own MiTele platform. The move means that commercial channels Telecinco and Cuatro will no longer be available on the Telefónica platform. According to La Vanguardia newspaper, the decision to withdraw from Yomvi reflects a deteriorating relationship between the two groups, […]

CNMC report slams Mediaset España

Mediaset España has repeatedly broken promises it made to secure regulatory approval for the merger of Telecinco and Cuatro and the subsequent sale of Prisa-owned Cuatro to Telecinco, according to a report by competition watchdog the CNMC, as reported by the Vozpópuli newspaper.  The CNMC has reportedly found that Mediaset bundled advertising sales across the […]

Mediaset lifted by Spanish recovery

Mediaset’s Spanish unit lifted the media giant’s financials for 2014 against the background of continued challenges in the Italian market, according to Mediaset’s preliminary results. Mediaset posted net revenues of €3.41 billion for the full year, marginally down on the 2013 figure. Revenues in Italy fell from €2.59 billion to €2.48 billion, while sales in […]

Spanish regulator moves against Mediaset channels

Spain’s financial markets and competition regulator, the CNMC, has said Mediaset’s local channels have repeatedly breached rules governing the amount of airtime that could be devoted to advertising and has ordered disciplinary action to be taken against the broadcaster ahead of an investigation. According to the CNMC Mediaset-owned Cuatro and Telecinco have repeatedly breached rules […]

Mediaset reports strong channel ratings

Italian media giant Mediaset said that its domestic channels were the most popular among 15 to 64 year-olds in the first nine months of 2013, as its pay TV revenues also climbed to €410.3 million. Announcing its results for the first nine months of the year, Mediaset said that Canale 5 was Italy’s leading channel […]