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Italy’s Canale 5 embraces Turkey’s ‘Brave And Beautiful’

Mediaset-owned Italian comcaster Canale 5 has acquired Turkish romantic drama Brave And Beautiful, following a deal with CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights. The series, which is produced by Ay Yapim, proved a ratings hit in Turkey and has sold to more than 100 territories globally since its launch on Star TV in 2016, telling the story […]

ProSiebenSat.1 has ‘open mind’ to merger as Mediaset looks to ‘engage’

German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 would be open to a merger, CEO Rainer Beaujean has told investors. There has been mounting interest in the German broadcaster from Mediaset, which controls a 23.5% share of the company in shares and other ‘financial instruments’. This includes a direct voting stake of 12.4%. Following a truce with Vivendi, Mediaset […]

Rai & Mediaset in Italy snag raft of factual deals with distributor TVF

Italian pubcaster Rai and commercial rival Mediaset have struck deals for a raft of programming from UK-based factual distributor TVF International. Rai 1 has picked up rights to two NHK-commissioned specials, with aerial show Flying China’s Stone Forest and Underwater Universe: The Orda Cave, as well as The Tipping Points, a six-parter originally commissioned by […]

News round-up: Russia’s Key Buyers Event Announces Programme; Virtual Banff kicks off with ‘Snowpiercer’ panel; Turkey’s ‘Daydreamer’ sold in Italy and more…

Roskino’s Key Buyers Event announces programme Russia’s first virtual content market, The Key Buyers Event – hosted by Russian film body Roskino – has announced its programme ahead of its launch on 8 June. More than 120 Russian companies are set to present over 300 projects, including world premiere screenings of drama series, films, animation […]

Private equity firm KKR buys into Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1

Private equity outfit KKR has revealed that it has acquired a 5.2% stake in German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, causing the media giant’s shares to rise on the Frankfurt stock exchange. KKR told Reuters that it had decided to invest in the broadcaster because it believes that the market is undervaluing the company. It said that […]

Mediaset buys up more of ProSiebenSat.1 fuelling merger speculation

Mediaset has effectively doubled its stake in German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 since last year with a fresh acquisition of shares by its Spanish unit, fuelling speculation about its intentions and the possibility of a takeover bid. The Italian media company announced yesterday that Mediaset España, its Spanish unit with which it plans to merge under […]

Mediaset prepares for “uncertain” 2020, considers stake in ailing ProSieben

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is preparing for an “uncertain” 2020 amid Italy’s Coronavirus outbreak, while also considering its stake in ProSiebenSat.1. The broadcaster said it could not make “reliable forecasts” about the duration or the effects of the Covid-19 “emergency” on management or results of the group, as it published its annual report. In lieu of […]

Vivendi and Mediaset fail to strike deal in proposed share sell-off

European media giants Vivendi and Mediaset failed to strike a deal on Friday that could have seen the French firm sell the stake in the Italian broadcaster that it holds indirectly through a trust arrangement. After more than a week of speculation that the pair were close to an agreement, Mediaset confirmed that “despite strenuous […]

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