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Italy: Mediaset leads online views

Mediaset strengthened its leadership in Italy during 2022 for videos viewed online, with over 7.5 billion requests, according to data from measurement body Auditel Digital. As a result, the Italian commercial broadcaster reached a market share of 50.3 per cent for video consumption. The sum of the number of videos viewed on the web platforms […]

January 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Mediaset to trial DVB-I standard

Italian broadcaster Mediaset plans to trial the distribution of linear TV channels using the DVB-I standard from April 2023. The new DVB-I standard is designed for the distribution of linear content via the internet, enabling the mixing of DTT and streaming content. Mediaset’s four channels (Canale 5, Italia 1, Rete 4, and 20) will arrive […]

December 1, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Two new CEOs at Mediaset Spain

The board of directors of Mediaset Spain, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among other channels, has appointed Alessandro Salem and Massimo Musolino as co-CEOs of the group to replace Paolo Vasile, effective from January 1st 2023. Both executives have already been working for the company. Salem has “extensive experience”, according to the company, both […]

November 14, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vasile leaving Mediaset Spain CEO post

Paolo Vasile will leave his job as CEO of Mediaset Spain in “February or March” of 2023. He confirmed the news to El Mundo, but denied he had been dismissed by the Italian TV group. CEO of the Spanish unit since 1999, Vasile, who will be 70 next year, said that a decision to step […]

October 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

MFE H1 revenues steady despite economy

Despite a context of geo–political and economic crises, characterised by increased inflation, an energyemergency and a fall in consumer confidence, MFE – MediaForEurope has reported its accounts in the first six months of 2022 were not significantly affected thanks to “an immediate response by management”. Consolidated net revenues were up compared with the same period […]

September 28, 2022

Mediaset Italia chooses WHATS’ON

Mediaset Italia has chosen the WHATS’ON Media Business Management Platform by MEDIAGENIX to manage the scheduling processes for all their linear channels and their Mediaset Infinity AVOD/SVOD streaming platform as part of a future-oriented and company-wide transformation of their content supply chain. Hosted in a MEDIAGENIX cloud, WHATS’ON will be used to manage the three […]

September 14, 2022

Italy: Satellite TV available to 20m

The number of Italians able to receive satellite TV transmissions in Italy reached 19.8 million in May 2022, accounting for a 34.3 per cent penetration rate. Research conducted by Studio Frasi, based on Auditel data, shows that in 14 years, the number of satellite TV viewers has grown by 3.39 million or by 17.8 per […]

September 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Beyond Rights announces new deals for Spring/Summer slate titles

Beyond Rights has confirmed a series of deals for titles from its Spring/Summer programming slate, launched just ahead of MIPTV earlier this year. End of the Rope (6 x 60), an obs-doc/reality series from Big Coat Media about the high-octane world of rope access technicians, was pre-sold to UKTV and has subsequently been sold to […]

August 15, 2022

Anti-piracy win for Mediaset

With the broadcaster describing it as another step forward for the defence of producers’ content from online piracy, a Rome court has ordered online platform Rojadirecta to compensate Mediaset for violation of audiovisual copyright with commercial exploitation. The Court ascertained Rojadirecta’s full responsibility for having made available to the public in an unlawful and systematic […]

July 26, 2022By Colin Mann

Berlusconi takes control of 83% of Mediaset Spain

Italian Group Media for Europe (MFE), owned by Silvio Berlusconi, will hold 82.92 per cent of Mediaset Spain after waiving the minimum acceptance threshold standing at 85 per cent. The Group – already owner of 55.69 per cent of the Spanish company – plans to take Mediaset Spain out of the Stock Market when the […]

July 8, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid