MTV Italia

Sky to acquire MTV Italia

Sky has struck a deal with Viacom to acquire MTV Italia, expanding its presence on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. Sky has also struck an expanded carriage deal with Viacom that will see the latter launch two new channels, along with on-demand services and multiscreen apps with the pay TV broadcaster. Sky’s acquisition of MTV Italia […]

Viacom buys Telecom Italia out of MTV

Viacom International Media Networks has agreed to buy Telecom Italia’s 51% majority stake in MTV Italia, in a deal that gives it full editorial and operational control over MTV Italia’s properties. Under the deal, Telecom Italia Media is due to receive a consideration of €10 million (US$12.9 million). However, it will also waive €9.7 million-worth […]

One bidder in exclusive talks for La7

Telecom Italia has said it is in exclusive negotiations with Italian media firm Cairo Communications over the sale of its free-to-air station La7. The telco has rejected an approach from luxury goods tycoon Diego Della Valle and a bid from Clessidra, the finance house that, with Mediaset, made a move for Endemol last year. Cairo […]