Telecom Italia

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 […]

One bidder now in contention for La7

Telecom Italia has said it is in exclusive negotiations with Italian media firm Cairo Communications over the sale of its free-to-air station La7. The telco has rejected an approach from luxury goods tycoon Diego Della Valle and a bid from Clessidra, the finance house that, with Mediaset, made a move for Endemol last year. Cairo […]

Berlusconi opponent interested in La7 acquisition

Italian entrepreneur and Diego Della Valle has expressed a serious interest in  La7. The Italian free-to-air station is owned by Telecom Italia. Della Valle, who has publicly expressed his opposition to media baron and politician Silvio Berlusconi, said he wanted to preserve the independence of La7 and his move for the channel should be considered […]

English Club TV heads to Cubovision

English-language educational channel English Club TV has launched on Telecom Italia’s Cubovision VOD service. The channel can be accessed via the Cubovision set-top box, and on Cubovision’s website via PCs, smartphones and tablets. English Club TV will update the content on the service each week.

Telecom Italia Media expects ad profit increase

Telecom Italia Media (TIM) is expecting advertising profit from its free-to-air television channels to increase by 16% in the first half of the year. The forecast comes from TIM chief executive Giovanni Stella, who said that the increase was due to its investment in new talent on its networks. 
 However, Stella refused to comment […]

Telecom Italia launches Cubovision SVOD service

Telecom Italia has launched a broadband-delivered subscription video-on-demand service under the Cubovision brand. The service officially launched yesterday and the Italian telco has inked content deals with providers including CBS Studios, which will make a range of programming available via a branded on-demand channel on the service. The programming deal with CBS, which was concluded […]

Net Insight selected by Telecom Italia Media Broadcasting

Video transport technology specialist Net Insight has been chosen by Telecom Italia Media Broadcasting (TIMB) for a contribution network. TIMB, a Telecom Italia Group company, operates terrestrial TV networks in Italy over which its own and third party digital and analogue TV channels are delivered. Net Insight’s Nimbra platform will transport media between studios and […]

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