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Vivendi Eyes Universal Music Stake Sale, Valuing Label at $42B

French media conglomerate Vivendi said on Friday that it is in talks to sell a 10 percent stake in Universal Music Group to hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Tontine Holdings in…

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…

Vivendi Eyes Sale of Universal Music Group Stake to U.S. Investor

French media conglomerate Vivendi is considering the sale of an additional 10 percent stake in Universal Music Group, the label home of the likes of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, to a…

Former Activision Exec Ander Nickell Joins UTA for Esports Brand Partnerships

Nickell oversaw worldwide brand partnerships for titles like 'Call of Duty,' 'Warzone' and 'Tony Hawk' while with the indie game developer and distributor.

Ousted UMG Exec Charlie Walk Files $60M Lawsuit Against Attorney, Claims “Botched” Handling of #MeToo Allegations

Three years after his career was derailed, the once high-flying executive remains the most prominent industry executive felled by sexual harassment claims in the post-#MeToo era. Now, he's suing longt…

Sky Targets One Original Movie per Week

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky's CEO, U.K. and Europe, tells a virtual industry conference about the company's "big step into original film."

Vivendi Sells Additional 10 Percent Stake in Universal Music to Tencent-Led Consortium

Vivendi said Friday that a Tencent-led consortium had exercised its option to acquire an additional 10 percent stake of Universal Music Group. 

Vivendi Wins European Movie Licensing Battle With Paramount

Canal+, the pay-TV arm of French media giant Vivendi, has won its long-running court battle against Paramount Pictures and competition regulators over movie licensing…

Universal Music Group Restructures Content Arm With Creation of Mercury Studios

Universal Music Group has beefed up its production arm, forming a new studio to develop narrative content with music at its core.

Universal Music Quarterly Revenue Rises, IPO Planned for 2022

French entertainment and telecom conglomerate Vivendi posted higher third-quarter revenue, including for Universal Music, for which it is planning an initial public offering in 2022.

Video Gaming Is Ready for Its “Netflix Moment”: Analyst

The video gaming sector may be ready for its "Netflix moment," says Futuresource Consulting analyst Morris Garrard. "We’re seeing it transition from one-shot content sales into all-you-can-eat…

AT&T CFO Talks HBO Max Launch, Film Release Strategy, Cost Cuts

AT&T is "pleased" with the recent launch of streaming service HBO Max and continues to work with cinema operators on the "evolving" theatrical release schedule, CFO John Stephens said. He also…