1. pratlou

    Billionaire Patrice Motsepe could join $2.9bn Vivendi bid for MultiChoice

    South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe is in talks with Vivendi SE’s Canal+ to join its multibillion-dollar bid for broadcaster MultiChoice Group, according to people familiar with the matter. Bringing South Africa’s richest Black man into the deal would likely help the French media...
  2. Jan

    Canal+ now owns over 30% of MultiChoice

    French pay-TV giant scoops up shares in DStv-owner MultiChoice French media giant Groupe Canal+ SA has increased its stake in MultiChoice to 30.27%, the company told shareholders on Friday. This is up from 26.26% in September 2022, when MultiChoice disclosed that Canal+ had bought a...
  3. Jan

    Canal+ quietly buys up more MultiChoice stock

    Canal+ increases stake in MultiChoice to 18.44% Canal+, the pay-TV unit of French media holding company Vivendi, has increased its stake in MultiChoice to 18.44%. MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela revealed the increased shareholding by Canal+ during the company’s annual results presentation.
  4. Jan

    Canal+ ups stake in MultiChoice to over 15% - Reuters

    MultiChoice now 15% owned by Canal+ French broadcaster Canal+ Group has increased its stake in MultiChoice from 12% to over 15%, Reuters reports. Vivendi-owned Canal+ significantly raised its holding in Africa's largest pay-TV last year, causing speculation that it could be looking to take...
  5. rpm

    No desire for DSTV revenge: Rupert

    No desire for DSTV revenge: Rupert Johann Rupert has dismissed a newspaper column claiming that he wants revenge for "a bust-up 16 years ago with his then pay-TV partner, Naspers CEO Koos Bekker."
  6. QuintonB

    Vivendi looking to sell Activision Blizzard

    Activision for sale – sources Vivendi has started testing the appetite of possible bidders for its video game business Activision Blizzard