Sunday, 17 October 2021

Vivendi set to complain to EU over proposed Italian media plurality law

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 19 November 20

The French media company, which owns major stakes in both telecoms operator TIM and commercial broadcaster Mediaset, could see itself facing a six-month investigation if the law is enacted

Italy has recently drafted a law, currently under discussion in parliament, what would require regulator AGCOM to investigate for up to six months companies operating in both the telecoms and media sectors at a significant scale.   This move will directly affect French media firm Vivendi, which currently owns a 24% stake in incumbent operator Telecom Italia (TIM) as well as a contentious 29% of Italy’s top broadcaster, Mediaset. &nbsp…

Italy has recently drafted a law, currently under discussion in parliament, what would require regulator AGCOM to investigate for up to six months companies operating in both the telecoms and media sectors at a significant scale.   This move will directly affect French media firm Vivendi, which currently owns a 24% stake in incumbent operator Telecom Italia (TIM) as well as a contentious 29% of Italy’s top broadcaster, Mediaset. &nbsp…

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