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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 […]

Vivendi looks to sell Mediaset stake but deal remains uncertain

Vivendi and Mediaset are reported to be closing in on an agreement that could see the French media giant sell part of its stake in Mediaset, though uncertainty remains over whether a deal will be struck. Reuters reported yesterday that the two sides were close to a deal that would see Vivendi sell the 19.19% […]

Mediaset increases ProSiebenSat.1 stake as part of “free TV” plans

Mediaset has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1 as a part of its aspirations to create a pan-European media group. The Silvio Berlusconi-controlled company now holds a 15.1% stake in the German broadcaster, following the acquisition of a further 5.5% stake in the media group. The purchase, completed via Mediaset’s Spanish unit Mediaset Espana, was worth […]

Netflix order Big Mouth spin-off, strikes Mediaset deal

Netflix has ordered a workplace comedy spun off from its popular animation Big Mouth and agreed a production deal with Mediaset in Italy. Human Resources will be set in the same world as Big Mouth, which explores puberty and follows a group of friends as they navigate their adolescence and sexuality. The new show, like […]

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