Vivendi and Mediaset : clarification

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 Paris, July, 26 2016

Vivendi and Mediaset : clarification


 Vivendi wishes to clarify that its CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine, in a letter dated the 21st June, informed Mediaset Management of significant differences in the analysis of its subsidiary’s-Mediaset Premium- results, for which the two companies are currently in negotiations (cf Vivendi Press Release 8th April).

In addition the Group yesterday made a proposal to Mediaset to come to a new agreement, under different terms, so as to pursue discussions.

Vivendi confirms its desire to build a major strategic alliance with Mediaset and Mediaset Premium.



About Vivendi

Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. The main subsidiaries of Vivendi comprise Canal+ Group and Universal Music Group. Canal+ is the leading pay-TV operator in France, and also serves markets in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Canal+ operations include Studiocanal, a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of film and TV series. Universal Music Group is the world leader in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising, with more than 50 labels covering all genres. A separate division, Vivendi Village, brings together Vivendi Ticketing (ticketing in the UK, the U.S and France), MyBestPro (experts counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio), the Paris-based concert venue L’Olympia, the CanalOlympia venues in Africa and the Theatre de l‘Oeuvre in Paris. With 3.5 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.

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