Marco Patuano

Telecom Italia chief exit talks confirmed

Telecom Italia has confirmed that it is in talks with CEO Marco Patuano over the terms of the latter’s departure, following weeks of speculation over his future. Responding to a request by market regulator Consob, Telecom Italia confirmed exit plans were being discussed. “Negotiations are ongoing with the chief executive officer aimed at the definition […]

Mediaset tipped to sell pay TV to Vivendi

Italy’s Mediaset is close to striking a deal to sell its pay TV operation to Vivendi, according to a report by Reuters. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Mediaset CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi and Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré are personally leading the talks, with Berlusconi committed to securing an agreement Vivendi is seeking to […]

Telecom Italia eyes 500k TV customers

Telecom Italia is targeting 550,000 video customers by the end of this year following its recent deals with Netflix, Sky and Mediaset Premium to distribute their services to TIMvision set-top boxes. Speaking to analysts after the company released its second-quarter results at the end of last week, CEO Marco Patuano said that a large part […]

Telecom Italia to offer channels via Sky Italia

Telecom Italia has signed a deal with Sky Italia that will allow its customers to access the full Sky television offering through its high-speed ultrabroadband service. The offer, which will be available from 2015, will let customers access Sky TV using a My Sky HD decoder, specially created for internet TV. The firms said that […]