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Silvio Berlusconi

Berlusconi empire split between children

Silvio Berlusconi’s eldest children, Marina and Pier Silvio, will jointly share majority control of his business empire the former Italian prime minister’s will reveals. Marina and Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who both already have executive roles in parts of the business, will hold equal stakes jointly adding up to around 53 per cent in the Fininvest […]

July 6, 2023

Berlusconi dies aged 86

Silvio Berlusconi, the media tycoon and former Italian prime minister, has died aged 86. He died at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, according to reports. Earlier this year, Berlusconi was treated for a lung infection linked to a case of chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia. Berlusconi first came to office in 1994 and led four governments […]

June 12, 2023

Arrivederci Silvio Berlusconi

RIP Silvio Berlusiconi, another of the titans who dominated media in the eighties, nineties and beyond. At a MIPCOM press conference in 1984 or 85, (the Com and some random satellite dishes had just been added by the wily MIP founder Bernard Chevry), the panel was Ted Turner, Robert Maxwell and Silvio Berlusconi. I remember […]

June 12, 2023

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

Berlusconi eyes Channel 4

MediaForEurope (MFE), controlled by the family of Silvio Berlusconi, will certainly look at Channel 4 when it is put up for sale, its CFO Marco Giordani has declared. The UK government plans to sell Channel 4, but the necessary legislation still needs to be passed and it faces stiff opposition. But if it does go […]

June 30, 2022

Berlusconi Mediaset takeover OK’d

Media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi’s MediaforEurope (MFE) has received authorisation from Stock Market regulator CNMV (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores) to control 100 per cent of Mediaset Spain . Already owner of a 55.69 per cent share, MFE is now taking 33.31 per cent at €258 million, plus a share exchange totalling a 100 per […]

May 27, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid