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  1. EU to Formally Approve Universal Music-EMI Deal Friday

    3:06 am 9/20/2012

    The Vivendi-owned music giant can go ahead with its $1.9 billion acquisition, but must sell various businesses, including Coldplay and Queen label Parlophone.Read more

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  2. Universal Music Gets Regulatory Clearance for EMI Deal in Australia

    2:35 am 9/19/2012

    European and U.S. regulators are expected to announce their decisions on the Vivendi-owned music giant's proposed acquisition soon.Read more

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  3. Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Enters Home Stretch

    4:59 am 9/10/2012

    UPDATED: It remained unclear Monday if European regulators would, as expected by analysts, approve the acquisition as UMG parent Vivendi confirmed it made a first payment.Read more

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  4. Vivendi Not Planning 'Straight Break-Up' of Media, Telecom Businesses

    1:16 am 8/30/2012

    The entertainment and telecom company is keeping all other options open as it evaluates possible divestitures.Read more

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  5. Vivendi Reports Lower Second-Quarter Earnings, Revenue

    11:02 pm 8/29/2012

    The French conglomerate, which owns Universal Music, a majority stake in Activision Blizzard, Canal+ and telecom assets, is reviewing possible asset sales.Read more

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  6. Canal+ Chairman to Lead Vivendi's Content Business Review

    9:22 am 8/20/2012

    Bertrand Meheut will lead "a strategic study regarding the development of media and content" as the conglomerate evaluates possible divestitures.Read more

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  7. Universal Music Group Faces Calls for More Asset Sales to Seal EMI Deal

    3:41 am 8/10/2012

    "Significant asset sales would reduce synergies," says one analyst amid a report that UMG may be asked to divest additional EMI businesses worth $370 million.Read more

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  8. Studiocanal to Release RoboCop Reboot in France, the U.K. and Germany

    9:00 am 7/11/2012

    The MGM and Sony film starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson will hit theaters in 2013.Read more

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  9. Universal Music CEO Open to Asset Sales, Commitments to Seal EMI Deal

    2:51 am 7/11/2012

    Lucian Grainge says he is "extremely open-minded" about "behavioral remedies as well as divestitures” to get EU approval for the acquisition of the recorded music business.Read more

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  10. Universal Music to Defend $1.9 Billion EMI Deal in EU Filing

    1:23 am 7/5/2012

    The Vivendi-owned music firm, whose artists include Lady Gaga, got an extension to respond to concerns raised by European regulators about the combined company's market share.Read more

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