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    1. July 26, 2016

      Mediaset: the Italian lob

      In tennis, love really means nothing, and an unequal match makes for uncomfortable viewing. Back in April, Italy’s...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Vivendi seeks to pull deal with Italy’s Mediaset Premium

      Vivendi is seeking to back out of an agreement with Mediaset to acquire its pay-TV unit, sparking a brutal sell-off of...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Mediaset to back out of Vivendi deal for pay-TV unit

      Italian broadcaster Mediaset, owned by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said it wishes to back out of a deal...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Sales rise at Sky despite higher customer churn

      Sky reported that an increasing proportion of its customers had cancelled their subscriptions in the last quarter after...

    3. April 17, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: April 18 - April 22 Microsoft and Google set to report

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    4. April 13, 2016

      Vivendi: general mischief

      Napoleon thought a lot of Italy, where he scored his first major military victories. He later titled himself “Emperor...

    5. April 13, 2016

      Investors suffer in the Vincent Bolloré game of thrones

      Owning less than 1 per cent of a company does not normally entitle an investor to take control of its destiny but...

    6. April 8, 2016

      Vivendi buys stake in Mediaset and takes control of pay-TV unit

      Vivendi is to take a 3.5 per cent stake in Italy’s Mediaset and full control of the Italian broadcaster’s...

    7. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Berlusconi confirms talks with Vivendi

      Further twists in the tale amid a shake-up in Italian telecoms and media. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime...

    8. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Generali to pick French exec Donnet as CEO

      Generali, Italy’s largest insurer, will name Philippe Donnet chief executive, replacing Mario Greco who left in January...

    9. December 6, 2015

      Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media: the cable assignment

      Tom Mockridge is so habitually late that, when he left his job running Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the staff...

    10. May 19, 2015

      Police raid Italian TV groups in football rights inquiry

      The offices of Italian broadcaster Mediaset and satellite television group Sky Italia have been raided by police...

    11. May 1, 2015

      Mediaset: slow dance

      The slow, teasing dance by Mediaset — the Italian media conglomerate owned by Silvio Berlusconi — may soon reach a...

    12. April 30, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi nears sale of majority stake in AC Milan

      Silvio Berlusconi, the media mogul and Italy’s former prime minister, is in the final stages of agreeing the sale of 51...

    13. May 28, 2014

      Berlusconi’s empire faces a tricky future without him

      One of the bigger losers of last weekend’s European elections was Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, whose political party...

    14. October 2, 2013

      Silvio Berlusconi weakened after U-turn on Letta support

      Silvio Berlusconi is famous for his last-minute twists and turns, but his volte face in parliament on Wednesday in...

    15. August 26, 2013

      Italian stocks hit by fears of political uncertainty

      Italy’s FTSE MIB underperformed the broader pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Monday after renewed political...

    16. August 6, 2013

      European media: putting on a good show

      For optimists who believe a European recovery is worth chasing, consider the region’s broadcasters. Their shares have...

    17. August 5, 2013

      Italy speculates that Marina Berlusconi is Silvio’s heiress apparent

      Silvio Berlusconi may have assured his small but adoring crowd of supporters that he is “not giving up” following his...

    18. August 2, 2013

      Q & A: Berlusconi verdict

      Italy’s supreme court on Thursday evening rejected Silvio Berlusconi’s final appeal against his conviction for tax...

    19. August 2, 2013

      Berlusconi ruling fails to shake markets

      Shares in Silvio Berlusconi’s family-controlled Mediaset company fell by more than 3 per cent on Friday morning...

    20. August 1, 2013

      Berlusconi prison sentence upheld by court

      Italy’s supreme court has rejected Silvio Berlusconi’s appeal against a conviction for tax fraud, upholding a four-year...

    21. July 28, 2013

      Italy in suspense as it waits for verdict on Berlusconi appeal

      Rarely has Italy’s elite been held in such suspense. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is set to consider former prime...

    22. June 24, 2013

      Silvio Berlusconi found guilty in sex trial

      Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from holding public office for life at the...

    23. May 8, 2013

      Berlusconi loses appeal in tax fraud case

      Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister and billionaire media mogul, has lost his appeal against a four-year jail...

    24. March 27, 2013

      Mediaset: in an ad slump

      Mediaset was always an investment for those with a strong stomach. Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi controls the...

    25. March 26, 2013

      Mediaset experiences first annual loss

      Falling advertising revenue in Italy dragged Mediaset to its first annual loss since the broadcaster owned by former...

    26. February 25, 2013

      Mediaset gives poll mixed reception

      European indices swung from multi-session highs to more modest gains as Italy’s election gripped markets Monday. “I am...

    27. January 7, 2013

      Berlusconi fights back with rightwing alliance

      Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister, is planning “guerrilla warfare” in parliament after elections next...

    28. November 13, 2012

      Mediaset posts first net loss in 17 years

      Mediaset in the third quarter posted its first net loss in 17 years as a listed company as the European financial...

    29. October 26, 2012

      Berlusconi sentenced to four years

      A Milan court on Friday sentenced Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, to four years in prison for tax...

    30. September 20, 2012

      Media: Changing channels bring risks

      From broadcasters to music labels and book publishers to newspapers, consumer habits are changing – and fast. This is...

    31. August 1, 2012

      Mediaset shares drop on gloomy outlook

      Mediaset shares dropped 11 per cent after the television company owned by Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime...

    32. May 24, 2012

      Picture looks bleak for Italy’s Mediaset

      Nero, the ancient Roman emperor, realised his number was up when he dreamt of being suffocated by a swarm of flying...

    33. May 9, 2012

      Mediaset investors spooked by results

      Mediaset shares plunged in Milan after the television empire owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime...

    34. March 13, 2012

      Endemol debt deal could smooth restructuring

      Lenders to Endemol have agreed a deal that looks set to smooth the path of a debt for equity restructuring that will...

    35. February 3, 2012

      Berlusconi: vacuum salesman to prime minister

      September 1936: Born in Milan to middle-class family Early life: During his studies he earns a reputation as a crooner,...

    36. January 19, 2012

      Endemol finds support for restructuring

      Endemol, the maker of the Big Brother reality TV programmes, has reached a milestone in attempts to free it from about...

    37. January 19, 2012

      Endemol

      On tonight’s episode of Celebrity Leveraged Buy-Out – how Endemol was brought low by delusions of grandeur. The maker...

    38. January 13, 2012

      Spain opens door to cuts at TV stations

      Spain laid the foundations for swingeing cuts to the country’s vast network of regional television stations on Friday,...

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