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Vivendi, Mediaset Deal Good News for Eutelsat

Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Advanced Television
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Eutelsat is likely to be a big winner in Vivendi’s planned deal to buy Mediaset’s ‘Premium’.  Observers expect most of Mediaset’s 400 channels to operate from Eutelsat, and this would equate to 20-30 transponders depending on the rate of digital compression. The reason is straightforward enough: Eutelsat is the main supplier of satellite capacity over Italy. Mediaset Premium is not available on satellite, and just about all of Italian dishes look at Eutelsat’s signals (for public broadcaster RAI as well as Sky Italia).

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