In a further escalation of hostilities between two European TV giants, Vincent Bollore’s Vivendi announced Monday that it was planning to raise its stake in Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset to 30% of shareholding and voting rights — the upper limit above which Vivendi would be legally obliged to launch a takeover bid.
ROME (AP) — Shares in Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset empire were volatile Thursday after the Italian government suggested it wouldn’t accept a hostile takeover by France’s Vivendi media group. Trading in Mediaset was halted twice on the Milan stock exchange Thursday morning for losses that reached nearly 8 percent before shares recovered around midday. Vivendi, which […]
Mediaset, the Italian broadcast and cinema giant controlled by Italy’s recently ousted prime minister, has said it will make a bid to take over troubled Dutch reality television producer Endemol.
Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc., today concluded an overall programming agreement with Mediaset, Italy’s leading media group, to broadcast Transformers Prime, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, G.I. Joe Renegades, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends and Pound Puppies on its multiple channels. A significant component of the […]