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MIPTV Kicks Off With Drama Deals for ‘The Swarm,’ ‘The Vow’

International television market MIPTV kicked off Monday with a slew of territory deals for high-end drama and nonfiction series.  The Swarm, an eco-thriller TV series from Game of Thrones executive producer Frank Doelger and ndF IP managing director Eric Welbers, based on the Frank Schätzing best-seller, was snatched up by Sky UK for its Sky Max streaming […]

Warner-Discovery, French Deal “Dramatically” Push M&A Up European TV Agenda

The mega-deal between WarnerMedia and Discovery and a big French combination unveiled earlier this week are putting mergers and acquisitions into the spotlight for the European television industry, according to an analyst. “The Warner-Discovery and TF1-M6 merger plans have dramatically pushed consolidation up European commercial television’s agenda,” Enders Analysis analyst Francois Godard wrote in a […]

Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset Boosts Stake in Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1

The Italian media giant increases its hold over the German commercial TV giant.

Why Mediaset Upped Its Stake in ProSiebenSat.1, but Ruled Out a Full Takeover

Mediaset, which this week boosted its stake to become the largest single shareholder of German TV giant ProSiebenSat.1, has ruled out a full takeover of the company as analysts are discussing the pan-European strategy behind the moves.

Netflix and Mediaset Reveal First 5 Films of New Partnership

Netflix and Mediaset announced their new partnership Tuesday in Rome, and the new slate of films includes historical romance, teen dramas and sports.

Netflix and Mediaset Strike Multiyear Film Deal

Pier Silvio Berlusconi's media empire, Mediaset, has struck a multiyear deal to co-finance seven feature films for Netflix, with the streamer expected to contribute the majority of funding.

Wattpad Strikes Content Development Deal With Italy’s Mediaset

Canadian storytelling app Wattpad is headed to Italy after signing a development and production deal with Italian broadcaster Mediaset.

Italy’s Mediaset Buys Stake in German TV Giant ProSiebenSat.1

Italian TV giant Mediaset, controlled by the family of Silvio Berlusconi, has acquired a 9.6 percent stake in German TV powerhouse ProSiebenSat.1 for $380 million as the company moves to expand outside Italy and better compete with Netflix.

Paris Police Raid Vivendi Headquarters Over Failed Mediaset Deal

The move is the latest escalation in a legal battle between Vincent Bollore's Vivendi and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset.

European Entertainment Stocks Mostly Down in 2016, Mediaset and Entertainment One Rise

The shares of ITV, after years of gains, drop as do other big names such as Sky, Germany's ProSiebenSat.1 and France's Vivendi.

Not So Merry Christmas for Mediaset as Italian Media Giant Tussles With Vivendi

Former allies, French media giant Vivendi and Italy's Mediaset have declared all-out war.

Mediaset Stock Slumps Amid Vivendi Showdown

It's all-out media war between the two European giants after a failed deal.