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  • Universal Music dances to $55 billion in electric stock market debut Sep 21, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    Universal Music dances to $55 billion in electric stock market debut

    The world's biggest music label, which represents musicians and song catalogues from Billie Eilish to The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, saw its market value leap to 47 billion euros ($55 billion) in Europe's largest listing of the year.

  • Mediaset investors agree to scrap loyalty share scheme May 27, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Mediaset investors agree to scrap loyalty share scheme

    Earlier this month Mediaset and Vivendi ended years of legal sparring with an accord under which the French group will drastically cut its stake in Italy's top commercial broadcaster.

  • Vivendi plans to distribute 60% of UMG capital to shareholders, list it by year-end Feb 13, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    Vivendi plans to distribute 60% of UMG capital to shareholders, list it by year-end

    The plan to list Universal represents part of a process launched by Vivendi's top shareholder French billionaire Vincent Bollore to cash in on the music industry's revival.

  • Tencent-led group to take 10% UMG stake: Vivendi Dec 31, 2019 07:36 PM IST

    Tencent-led group to take 10% UMG stake: Vivendi

    The agreement, worth around USD 3.36 billion, is "based on an enterprise value of 30 billion euros for 100 percent of UMG's share capital" and is expected to be finalised by mid-2020, a Vivendi statement said.

  • Orange CEO says not planning to buy Vivendi's Canal Plus Feb 23, 2017 01:47 PM IST

    Orange CEO says not planning to buy Vivendi's Canal Plus

    Until now, the two had been discussing a possible move by Orange to buy a stake in Canal Plus, which is wholly-owned by media giant Vivendi, according to sources close to the matter.

  • Vivendi targets 20% stake in Italian broadcaster Mediaset Dec 13, 2016 08:14 AM IST

    Vivendi targets 20% stake in Italian broadcaster Mediaset

    Buying into Mediaset represents a key part of the strategy laid out by billionaire Vincent Bollore, Vivendi's chairman and biggest shareholder, who has pledged to transform the French company into an integrated European media powerhouse.

  • Vivendi CEO says 'never say never' to Havas merger Nov 17, 2016 08:04 AM IST

    Vivendi CEO says 'never say never' to Havas merger

    "Are we going to merge with Havas? It's not a subject that is on the table, but never say never," Arnaud de Puyfontaine said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms conference (TMT) in Barcelona.

  • Priyanka Chopra's singing a new tune Feb 04, 2013 11:36 AM IST

    Priyanka Chopra's singing a new tune

    Priyanka Chopra says music is simply an extension of her creativity and she is willing to take the risks that come with making a career of it.

  • Diablo III gets more than 10 million players Aug 03, 2012 05:57 PM IST

    Diablo III gets more than 10 million players

    The fastest selling PC game of all time, Diablo III has skyrocketed to having 10 million copies sold since its release two months ago. The game had sold over

  • Diablo III players may be getting banned for playing on Linux Jul 05, 2012 02:16 PM IST

    Diablo III players may be getting banned for playing on Linux

    There has been a large outcry against Blizzard this past week as some users are complaining on the battle.net forums about being banned from their account....

  • Universal, Sony stun in EMI deal wins Nov 12, 2011 11:55 AM IST

    Universal, Sony stun in EMI deal wins

    Vivendi's Universal Music Group and Sony won the auction for EMI's recorded music and music publishing operations, trumping bids by archrivals Warner Music Group

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