Battle lines are being drawn between French pay TV service Canal Plus and parent company Vivendi Universal as the April 24 Vivendi U shareholders meeting in Paris draws closer.
PARIS — During Jean Marie Messier’s recent courtship of the press, the Vivendi-Universal CEO cautioned that Canal Plus had two years to get out of the red. Though VU flacks insisted Messier was…
Canal Plus chief operating officer and top Vivendi Universal exec Denis Olivennes ankled the conglom late Friday after weeks of mounting tension between the money-losing pay TV unit and its giant…
In an e-mail sent to 3,000 Canal Plus employees Wednesday, company toppers Pierre Lescure and Denis Olivennes attempted to assuage mounting concern in their ranks and answer questions about the…
Vivendi U chief Jean-Marie Messier has tacitly given Pierre Lescure's Canal Plus Group management team two years to shape up or ship out.
The long-awaited merger of Italy's debt-ridden pay TV channels Telepiu, owned by Vivendi Universal, and News Corp.'s Stream was finally sealed Wednesday.
Vivendi Universal topper Jean-Marie Messier and USA Networks chief Barry Diller were all smiles Monday as they spoke loftily of synergies and benefits from their $10.3 billion plan to bring most…
Vivendi Universal's Canal Plus Group wants to merge loss-making MultiThematiques, which owns and produces theme channels in Europe, with U's theme channels.
French media and services giant Vivendi posted upbeat results for 1998 with profits rising 36% while revenues increased by only 25%. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Vivendi prexy Jean-Marie…