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Austrian watchdog wants to examine Berlusconi vehicle's ProSiebenSat1 plans

The logo of German media company ProSiebenSat.1 is seen in front of the headquarters in Unterfoehring

BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria's competition authority wants to examine plans by Italian businessman Silvio Berlusconi family's MFE - Media For Europe NV vehicle for the "acquisition of de facto sole control" of Germany's ProSiebenSat1.

The deal would be examined solely for its effects on media plurality, said the authority in a statement on Tuesday.

(Writing by Miranda Murray; Editing by Paul Carrel)