Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • MILAN, Oct 3- Italian broadcaster Mediaset will partner with video-streaming service Netflix to produce movies in Italy, a source close to the matter said on Thursday. Like other European broadcasters, Mediaset, which is controlled by the family of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, has struggled to counter an aggressive investment drive in...

  • Sept 12- Mediaset Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi says:.

  • MILAN, Sept 10- A spokesman for Vivendi denied on Tuesday a media report about a plan by the French media group to buy the Berlusconi family's controlling stake in Italian broadcaster Mediaset at a steep premium. Italian website Lettera43 reported Citigroup had approached former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on behalf of Vivendi to offer to buy the...

  • COLOGNO MONZESE, Italy, Sept 4- Shareholders in Italian broadcaster Mediaset on Wednesday backed a plan to create a pan-European media group under a new Dutch holding, fending off opposition from its second biggest shareholder Vivendi. The vote is the latest blow for the French conglomerate led by media tycoon Vincent Bollore, which opposes the plan saying the...

  • MILAN, Sept 4- Italian broadcaster Mediaset said it would exclude the trust holding most of Vivendi's stake in the company from voting on a corporate overhaul, drawing the ire of the French media group. Mediaset shareholders are being asked on Wednesday to approve merging the Italian company with its Spanish unit Mediaset Espana, putting both groups under a...

  • ROME, Sept 3- Members of Italy's anti-establishment 5- Star Movement overwhelmingly backed a proposed coalition with the center-left Democratic Party on Tuesday, opening the way for a new government to take office in the coming days. The vote means Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte can now complete work on the new administration and present President Sergio...

  • ROME, Sept 3- Members of the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement overwhelmingly backed a proposed coalition with the centre-left Democratic Party on Tuesday, opening the way for a new government to take office in the coming days. The vote means Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte can now complete work on the new administration and present President Sergio...

  • SANTA MARGHERITA, Italy, July 3- Italian broadcaster Mediaset kept its door open on Wednesday to a possible merger with German equity partner ProSiebenSat.1 Media but said the Italian group's plan to create a pan-European media alliance took priority. ProSiebensat likes us but there are other possibilities in Europe, "he said in the coastal town of Santa...

  • *Berlusconi-controlled Mediaset to rehouse group in Amsterdam. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said a Dutch shell company would carry out a reverse takeover of both Mediaset, and Madrid- listed Mediaset Espana, issuing shares to owners of both. The family's voting rights, however, would be just above 50 percent,...

  • MILAN, June 7- Italian broadcaster Mediaset unveiled on Friday a corporate overhaul that would put the group, including its main overseas subsidiary in Spain, under a Dutch holding company and in a better position to pursue pan-European media alliances.

  • *Move to Netherlands could help possible deal with ProSiebenSat. MILAN, June 7- Italian broadcaster Mediaset is likely to move its legal headquarters to a holding company in the Netherlands as part of a reorganization that could help pave the way to creating a pan-European TV company, two sources close to the matter said. Mediaset, controlled by the family of...

  • MILAN/ FRANKFURT, May 31- Broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and Mediaset denied a newspaper report on Friday that they were in talks on creating a pan-European TV company after the Italian media house bought a 9.6% stake in its German rival this week. The holding company would be based in the Netherlands or Belgium and not in countries such as Italy, Spain or Germany...

  • *Mediaset buys 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1. MILAN/ FRANKFURT, May 29- Italian broadcaster Mediaset has bought a 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1, effectively securing a seat at the table in any future discussions on creating a pan-European TV company. The news of the 330 million euro investment follows months of speculation that Mediaset,...

  • *Mediaset buy 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1. MILAN/ FRANKFURT, May 29- Italian broadcaster Mediaset has bought a 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1, effectively securing a seat at the table in any future discussions on creating a pan-European TV company. The news of the 330 million euro investment follows months of speculation that Mediaset,...

  • MILAN, May 29- Italian largest commercial broadcaster Mediaset has built a 9.6% stake in German peer ProSiebenSat.1, it said on Wednesday, in a move that could pave the way to the creation of a pan-European TV player and lifted the German company's shares. Mediaset, controlled by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's holding company Fininvest, has in recent...

  • BRUSSELS, May 28- National parties in the newly elected European Parliament line up in pan-EU groups. Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, who is at risk of being expelled for anti-EU...

  • Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, at risk of being expelled for anti-EU nationalism. Lead candidate: Frans Timmermans, 58, Dutch, deputy head of European Commission, former foreign...

  • MILAN, May 2- U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group has launched legal action against the chairman and controlling shareholder of Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup over a disputed property sale, a copy of the lawsuit showed. Filed in New York on April 22 and suing RCS Chairman Urbano Cairo directly, the latest action adds to the one Blackstone filed against...

  • MILAN, April 30- Italy's elderly former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was taken to hospital with severe kidney pain on Tuesday and missed a political event by his party whom he is standing for in next month's European Parliament election. Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament and deputy chairman of Forza Italia, said doctors advised...

  • MILAN, April 30- Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was hospitalised with severe kidney pain on Tuesday but his political party said the 82- year-old planned to quickly resume campaigning for European Parliament elections due next month. Berlusconi has faded as a political force since being forced to quit as prime minister in 2011 but he still...