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Canal+ marks Disney+ launch with free-to-view Mandalorian

French pay TV operator Canal+ is to mark the launch of Disney+ in the country tomorrow by airing the first episode of The Mandalorian, the streamer’s first Star Wars Disney+ original, in the clear. The airing of the unencrypted show will be followed by a special programme, reserved for subscribers, that showcases content produced by […]

Vivendi and Mediaset in move and countermove as merger battle rages on

Mediaset has withdrawn the filing of its Dutch merger project in the Netherlands in the face of the threat of fresh legal action by arch-rival Vivendi and has counterattacked by launching its own lawsuit. Mediaset said that the French media giant had threatened legal action on the grounds that the merger plan filed by Mediaset […]

Vivendi makes fresh legal move in Italy to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi and Simon Fiduciaria, the company in which it has put the bulk of its stake in Mediaset in trust to meet Italian media ownership rules, have taken legal action in Italy to overturn a Milan court’s rejection of its bid to freeze the creation of a pan-European holding company that will house the merged […]

Dutch court rejects Vivendi move to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has suffered a reverse in its ongoing battle to prevent the creation of a new merged Mediaset group after a Dutch court rejected an attempt by the French media giant to have the creation of Mediaset’s proposed Dutch-registered holding company for the venture suspended. The court ruled that there were no grounds to suspend […]

Mediaset gives itself extra time after Spanish court rejects merger appeal

Mediaset has filed its plan to merge its Italian and Spanish unites with the Dutch register of companies in a move that gives it extra time to complete the project after it suffered a fresh legal reverse in Spain. According to Reuters, citing an unnamed source, the filing gives Mediaset a further six months to […]

Canal+ becoming ‘aggregator of apps’, international subs now in majority

Canal+ is “evolving from an aggregator of content to an aggregator of apps” through distribution deals with the likes of Netflix that will establish the pay TV operator as “as the best gateway to the content most desired by French customers”, according to Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine. De Puyfontaine, speaking to analysts after Vivendi […]

Mediaset España shareholders approve MFE but court maintains suspension of plan

An extraordinary general meeting of Mediaset España’s shareholders this week approved amendments to the articles of association of the planned holding company that will house Mediaset’s merged Italian and Spanish arms, further clearing the way for the implementation of the plan. However, a Spanish court hearing yesterday has maintained its suspension of the plan and […]

Vivendi to appeal as Italian court rejects bid to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has vowed to appeal a court ruling in Milan that rejected its request to suspend the creation of Mediaset’s new combined pan-European holding company – MediaForEurope – to house the merged Italian and Spanish arms of the company. The French media giant criticised the court ruling, arguing that it had limited itself to evaluating […]

Italian court hearing pushed back as Vivendi acts on exclusion of Simon Fiduciaria from EGM

The Milan court considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset over the latter’s plans to create a new pan-European holding company housing its merged Italian and Spanish arms has pushed back its hearing to February 1 after the French media giant took further legal action to have the resolutions voted for at Mediaset’s recent EGM suspended. Vivendi […]

Vivendi seeks injunction from Dutch court to block Mediaset merger

In the latest twist in its ongoing conflict with Mediaset, Vivendi has asked a Dutch court for an injunction, Mediaset has said.  In a release, the Berlusconi-controlled company said that Vivendi has turned to the court in an attempt to block the merger between its Italian and Spanish units into a Dutch company called MediaForEurope. […]

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