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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Mediaset chairman says hopes to solve dispute with Vivendi by Dec. 19
Friday, 8 Dec 2017 

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Mediaset Chairman Fedele Confalonieri tells reporters::WHEN ASKED IF GROUP WOULD RESOLVE DISPUTE WITH VIVENDI OVER FAILED PAY-TV DEAL BY A DEC. 19 COURT HEARING, SAYS "LET'S HOPE SO".  Full Article

Telecom Italia says has received preliminary bids for Persidera unit
Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia says::PROCESS TO SELL PERSIDERA UNIT CURRENTLY IN THE DUE DILIGENCE PHASE.POTENTIAL SUITORS HAVE PRESENTED PRELIMINARY NON-BINDING OFFERS.SALE PROCESS STARTED IN OCTOBER WITH BARCLAYS AND LAZARD ACTING AS ADVISERS RESPECTIVELY FOR TIM (WHICH OWNS 70 PCT OF PERSIDERA) AND PUBLISHER GEDI (WHICH OWNS REMAINING 30 PCT).  Full Article

French telecom sector consolidation no longer an issue for Bouygues-deputy CEO
Thursday, 16 Nov 2017 

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Bouygues Deputy CEO Philippe Marien tells a confrence call::* No decision yet on future of stake in Alstom. Bouygues currently holds 27.99 percent in Alstom..* Says recovery measures for Colas rail activity will have no impact on jobs, will involve asset sales in freight..  Full Article

Vivendi files project of public buyout offer on Havas shares
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - HAVAS SA ::VIVENDI DEPOSES PROJECT OF PUBLIC BUYOUT OFFER ON CO'S SHARES FOLLOWED BY MANDATORY SQUEEZE-OUT.OFFER PRICE OF EUR 9.25 PER HAVAS SHARE.  Full Article

Telecom Italia CEO says Brazil unit strategic, open to explore options for INWIT
Friday, 10 Nov 2017 

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia CEO Amos Genish tells analysts in a post-results conference call: :sees TIM Brasil as strategic asset for company, a lot of value could be created in unit in coming years.open to various possibilities regarding tower unit INWIT, important but not strategic asset.  Full Article

Nobody suggesting Telecom Italia losing control of fixed line network - CEO
Friday, 10 Nov 2017 

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia CEO Amos Genish tells analysts in a post-results conference call: :discussing with authorities how to best guarantee fair and equal access to network to all operators.use of golden power by government does not call for action over TIM's fixed-line network.even in the most extreme scenario nobody is suggesting that TIM could lose control over its fixed-line network.expects mobile ARPU, pricing in the market, to remain strong, and right balance in terms of pricing has been reached.fixed-line network solid, is going to be an important asset going forward.not planning to bid for sports TV broadcasting rights.  Full Article

Mediaset CFO says "no news" with regards to possible deal with Vivendi
Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Italian private broadcaster Mediaset in an analyst call::Chief Financial Officer Marco Giordani says there is no news with regards to a possible agreement with Vivendi, Mediaset has not received an offer from the French group.Pay-TV unit Premium revenues at 441 million euros in first nine months, down from 457.4 million euros in same period of 2016 - company slide.CFO sees total group costs at 2.5 billion euros for 2017.Mediaset advertising executive Matteo Cardani says October has been "tough month" for advertising, there is positive evidence and expectations for November and December.Cardani says expects group advertising sales growth for full-year at 0.5 percent.  Full Article

Telecom Italia approves joint-venture with Vivendi's Canal+
Friday, 20 Oct 2017 

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) says::Board approves binding term-sheet for joint-venture with Vivendi's pay-TV arm Canal+.TIM to have 60 percent of joint-venture and three out of five board members .JV CEO to be picked among TIM-appointed board members .Shares government concerns over security issues after examining government's "golden power" decisions.Wants to engage in discussions with government "with spirit of full collaboration" over security issues relating to TIM Sparkle and Telsy units.Reserves, however, the right to evaluate impact of government's requests with aim to protect company's interests.  Full Article

Telecom Italia says Italy wants say in key decisions for strategic assets
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia says: :received notification of Italy's decision to exercise golden power over company.golden power application involves governance, organization measures partly already implemented by company.Italy requires that matters related to national security at TIM, Sparkle and Telsy be handled by Italian citizen approved by government.asked by Italy that a special security organizational unit be involved in all decision making pertaining to strategic activities and network.special security unit to be entrusted to security official chosen from shortlist provided by Rome government.Italy asks that government be informed before any key decisions regarding strategic activities.has 90 days to comply with golden power requirements.  Full Article

Starting level of 2.5 bln euros reasonable for Italy's 5G auction - official
Monday, 16 Oct 2017 

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Italy Communications Undersecretary Antonello Giacomelli says: :Starting level of 2.5 billion euros for 5G frequencies auction could be reasonable.  Full Article

Mediaset hopes truce with Vivendi to come with content deal with Telecom Italia -media

MILAN, Dec 10 Mediaset's chief executive said he hoped the shared interest over TV content with Telecom Italia (TIM) could pave the way to a truce with France's Vivendi, speaking in a interview published late on Sunday.