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    1. September 19, 2014

      Vivendi inks deal to sell GVT to Telefónica

      Vivendi said that it has agreed sell its Brazilian telecoms business to Madrid-based Telefónica in a deal that marks the...

    2. September 14, 2014

      France broadcasters braced for Netflix debut

      Rodolphe Belmer is not taking Netflix’s debut in France lightly. As managing director of Canal Plus, the pay-television arm...

    1. September 3, 2014

      Netflix calls on Batman for global push

      Netflix has secured exclusive global rights to Warner Bros’ new Batman series Gotham as the video streaming company ramps up...

    2. September 1, 2014

      French TV on an upward spiral

      Television is now regularly hailed as the new cinema but in France, the birthplace of “auteur theory”, it has taken longer...

    3. June 24, 2014

      Vivendi to integrate media operations

      French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has provided the first insight into Vivendi’s new strategy, saying that the group would...

    4. June 20, 2014

      Cash-rich Vivendi abandons the wild years

      For many years, there has been one overriding question hanging over Vivendi, the Paris-based group that started life under...

    5. May 19, 2014

      French court reduces Jean-Marie Messier’s sentence

      A French appeal court has overturned a key part of the conviction and sentence of Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief...

    6. May 8, 2014

      Canal Plus held talks to buy Dailymotion stake

      Canal Plus has held talks to acquire part of Dailymotion from Orange, which could help alleviate French government concerns...

    7. April 28, 2014

      Boards ‘prepared to take more risks in hiring women chiefs’

      More than one in three women chief executives were appointed from outside the company where they took the top job, compared...

    8. April 6, 2014

      France braced for football broadcasting rights battle

      Al Jazeera and Canal Plus are set to go head-to-head in a battle for Champions League football in France underlining the...

    9. March 11, 2014

      Disney nears $500m deal to buy Maker Studios

      Walt Disney is nearing a deal to acquire Maker Studios in a deal worth $500m which could rise to as much as $900m if certain...

    10. January 7, 2014

      Drahi looks beyond Europe for Altice

      Patrick Drahi has never been as much in the public eye as fellow tycoon Xavier Niel, but the former French telecoms engineer...

    11. November 26, 2013

      Vivendi to spin off SFR telecoms unit

      Vivendi, the French media and telecommunications group, has confirmed its plan to split in two, as it seeks to shed the...

    12. November 5, 2013

      Vivendi agrees €4.2bn deal with Etisalat for Maroc Telecom

      Vivendi has completed talks to sell its 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom to Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates in an...

    13. October 28, 2013

      Vivendi strikes €1bn Canal Plus deal with Lagardère

      Vivendi, the media and telecoms group, has taken full control of Canal Plus France from fellow French group Lagardère in a...

    14. October 11, 2013

      Vivendi appoints banks for SFR flotation

      Vivendi has appointed banks to advise on the proposed flotation of SFR, its French telecoms business. While the...

    15. September 10, 2013

      Calm belies Vivendi’s 15 years of turmoil and upheaval

      The calm elegance of Vivendi’s headquarters off the Champs Elysées belies the turmoil the company has witnessed in the 15...

    16. May 13, 2013

      France set to tax smartphones to protect culture in digital age

      France is preparing to tax smartphones, tablets and all other internet-linked devices to help fund the production of French...

    17. March 12, 2013

      French fears eased on Hollywood content

      Europe’s trade chief has reassured a nervous French cultural establishment that it would not have to throw open its gates to...

    18. March 7, 2013

      Lagardère plans EADS stake sale

      Lagardère, the French media group, said on Thursday that it expected to sell its 7.4 per cent stake in EADS, the aerospace...

    19. November 13, 2012

      EADS happy for Lagardère to bid adieu

      The news that Arnaud Lagardère, chief executive of the eponymous media group, wants to sell its 7.4 per cent stake in EADS...

    20. October 19, 2012

      Bolloré lifts spirits of Vivendi investors

      Vincent Bolloré, the 60-year-old Breton billionaire who has built a stake of more than 5 per cent in Vivendi , has a...

    21. August 20, 2012

      Vivendi names Charlier to telecoms post

      Vivendi has recruited Jean-Yves Charlier, former chief executive of Colt Telecom and former head of BT’s European...

    22. July 23, 2012

      French regulator approves Bolloré TV deal

      France’s competition authority has given a green light to a deal that will allow billionaire investor Vincent Bolloré to...

    23. July 13, 2012

      Vivendi advances on boost from Fitch

      The agreed purchase of Aegis, the UK-listed advertising group, for £3.2bn by Dentsu gave a fillip to media companies, with...

    24. July 12, 2012

      Robust sales lift Carrefour shares

      Carrefour defied predictions of another profit warning on Thursday, prompting traders to send it to the top of the CAC 40...

    25. June 28, 2012

      Vivendi parts company with CEO

      Jean-Bernard Lévy was ousted as chief executive of Vivendi on Thursday, opening the door to a potential break-up of the...

    26. June 27, 2012

      Vivendi: awaiting action

      When one prays for good news but gets bad, it is more than a double whammy. Investors in France’s Vivendi should know....

    27. June 25, 2012

      Vivendi ordered to pay €765m to Liberty

      A New York jury has told Vivendi to pay damages of €765m to Liberty Media in a case dating back to a $10.3bn TV network deal...

    28. June 21, 2012

      Pressure on Vivendi to show its hand

      Intense speculation about the future strategy of Vivendi, the French media and telecoms group, has turned a normally...

    29. May 14, 2012

      Vivendi plans ‘drastic’ cost cuts at SFR

      Vivendi has confirmed that it is willing to review “the perimeter” of its media and telecoms businesses and said it was...

    30. April 27, 2012

      Vivendi moves to reassure bondholders

      Vivendi has sought to reassure nervous bondholders that it will avoid putting its credit rating in jeopardy following talk...

    31. April 26, 2012

      Perform to put sport channels on Facebook

      More than 50 sports channels are to launch on Facebook as Perform Group, the UK digital video provider, bets that fans of...

    32. April 13, 2012

      Ringier Axel Springer in Polish talks

      The owner of Onet , Poland’s leading internet portal, has entered into talks with Ringier Axel Springer Media that could see...

    33. April 3, 2012

      Sarko’s swirling stink bomb

      Nicolas Sarkozy dismisses it as an election campaign “stink bomb” concocted by his opponents. The leftwing newspaper...

    34. March 28, 2012

      Murdoch outdone in art of the exposé

      Few people understand the power of a newspaper or television exposé better than Rupert Murdoch. But in the week that News...

    35. March 15, 2012

      Cisco back on deal trail with $5bn NDS move

      Cisco Systems has ended an acquisition drought with the announcement of a $5bn deal to buy NDS, a maker of software for TV...

    36. March 8, 2012

      Lagardère hit by writedown losses

      Lagardère, the French media conglomerate, made a net loss of €707m in 2011, largely because of a hefty writedown related to...

    37. FT Tech Hub

      March 2, 2012

      TED2012: Ads worth spreading

      While its talks give you a lot to chew on, there has been plenty of meat in the ad breaks as well at TED2012, which ends in...

    38. February 27, 2012

      France hails Oscar-winning movie subsidies

      President Nicolas Sarkozy led a chorus of congratulation on Monday for The Artist, the French silent movie that won five...

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