VIV.PA - Vivendi SA

Paris - Paris Delayed price. Currency in EUR
20.91
-0.25 (-1.18%)
As of 4:42PM CEST. Market open.
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Previous close21.16
Open21.20
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's range20.65 - 21.32
52-week range16.60 - 26.69
Volume1,324,741
Avg. volume4,930,499
Market cap24.013B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.72
PE ratio (TTM)16.34
EPS (TTM)1.28
Earnings date13 Feb 2020
Forward dividend & yield0.60 (2.84%)
Ex-dividend date21 Apr 2020
1y target est24.84
  • Apple's New Deal With Amazon Prime Video Is a Game Changer
    Bloomberg

    Apple's New Deal With Amazon Prime Video Is a Game Changer

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- What was once sacrosanct is no more. Apple Inc. seems to have blinked.Late Wednesday, Bloomberg News reported that Apple has relaxed its rules requiring a 30% cut for any content sold inside video apps on its iOS platform. The tech giant said its program allows “premium subscription video” providers the ability to charge consumers directly using their own payment systems without paying a commission to Apple.For customers of Amazon.com Inc., which started taking advantage of the change on Wednesday,  it means Amazon’s Prime Video subscribers in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, can now buy or rent video content using the e-commerce company’s app on Apple’s platforms. Amazon.com Inc. had previously only allowed video purchases outside of Apple’s ecosystem, such as its website. Canal+, owned by Vivendi SA, and Altice USA Inc.’s Altice One had already joined Apple’s program in recent years.As recently as last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook told CBS News the company didn’t have a dominant position in any market. But analysts have said Apple’s App Store may be the one business where it actually had excessive power over developers, because of the steep commission it was able to demand in exchange for allowing their apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions to be sold on its platforms. (The 30% subscription fee is lowered to 15% after the first year.)The Apple App Store’s high commission structure has been infuriating for many companies. In 2019, music-streaming company Spotify  Technology SA filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission, while Epic Games Inc. CEO Tim Sweeney, whose company makes Fortnite, has consistently railed against Apple’s commission structure as unjustified. Netflix Inc. even abandoned using Apple’s payment system altogether to avoid the fee in 2018.Why did Apple budge? Perhaps it’s a move to preempt further pressure from regulators. Whatever the reason, once the first step is made toward lower fees, there is no turning back.It’s only a matter time before other companies such as Netflix, Spotify and countless others ask for better terms as well. Lower middle-man fees can also be good news for consumers if it leads to lower prices, too.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tae Kim is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. He previously covered technology for Barron's, following an earlier career as an equity analyst.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Bloomberg

    Apple Lets Some Video Apps Sell Shows Without Taking 30% Cut

    (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. has relaxed a controversial policy that took a 30% cut of payments when video apps on its platform sold TV shows and movies.Amazon.com Inc. started taking advantage of the change on Wednesday, selling and renting movies via its Prime Video service on Apple devices without needing to give Apple a share of the money.“Apple has an established program for premium subscription video entertainment providers to offer a variety of customer benefits,” the Cupertino, California-based technology giant said in a emailed statement. The program applies to multiple services, including Amazon Prime Video. Canal+, a unit of Vivendi SA, started participating in 2018. Altice One, a cloud-based video service from Altice USA Inc., signed up in February.The program lets these premium services charge viewers via their own payment method instead of Apple’s in-app-purchase system, which takes a 30% cut. “Customers have the option to buy or rent movies and TV shows using the payment method tied to their existing video subscription,” Apple said in the statement.Apple said the program also provides a number of other benefits, including “integration with the Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 support, tvOS apps, universal search, Siri support and, where applicable, single or zero sign-on.”Most other types of apps and services on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV require the use of Apple’s in-app-purchase system for downloads and upgrades. Some developers, including Spotify Technology SA, have said Apple’s system is an antitrust issue and have had to raise their prices by 30% for iPhone users to offset Apple’s fees.Read more: Apple and Google Face Growing Revolt Over App Store ‘Tax’ (Updates with details of program participants in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters

    Vivendi closes sale of 10% stake in Universal to Tencent consortium

    Vivendi closed on Tuesday the sale of a 10% stake in Universal Music Group (UMG) - home to Taylor Swift and The Beatles - to a Tencent-led consortium, in a deal giving UMG an enterprise value of 30 billion euros ($33 billion). The French conglomerate, in which billionaire Vincent Bollore's holding company has the biggest stake, said it would now examine the possible sale of other minority interests in UMG, with an initial public offering of those assets planned for early 2023.

  • Did Changing Sentiment Drive Vivendi's (EPA:VIV) Share Price Down By 29%?
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    Did Changing Sentiment Drive Vivendi's (EPA:VIV) Share Price Down By 29%?

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  • Reuters

    Dutch court rejects Vivendi's bid to suspend Mediaset's overhaul

    MILAN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a request by France's Vivendi to suspend Mediaset's plans to create a pan-European broadcasting holding company, an official document seen by Reuters showed. Controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Mediaset wants to merge its Italian and Spanish businesses into a Dutch unit, dubbed MediaforEurope (MFE). Vivendi, a major shareholder in Mediaset led by billionaire Vincent Bollore, is fighting the plan in courts across Europe, saying the governance structure of the new entity would strengthen Berlusconi's grip on the company.

  • Spanish court upholds block on Mediaset merger plan
    Reuters

    Spanish court upholds block on Mediaset merger plan

    MADRID/MILAN (Reuters) - A regional court in Madrid has upheld the suspension of broadcaster Mediaset's plan to merge its Italian and Spanish divisions under a Dutch holding company after rejecting the Italian company's appeal, a document seen by Reuters showed on Monday. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wants to merge its Italian and Spanish units under the Dutch holding firm MediaforEurope (MFE). Vivendi, led by French billionaire Vincent Bollore, says the governance structure of the new entity would strengthen Berlusconi's grip on the company.

  • Vivendi plans IPO of Universal by early 2023 at the latest
    Reuters

    Vivendi plans IPO of Universal by early 2023 at the latest

    French media conglomerate Vivendi said on Thursday it planned to list its most-prized asset, Universal Music Group, by early 2023 at the latest, following a year of record profit for the division. This represents a new milestone in a two-year process launched by Vivendi's top investor, Vincent Bollore, to make the most of the world's biggest music label, home to artists Taylor Swift, Drake and Lady Gaga. Chief Executive Officer Arnaud de Puyfontaine declined to give further details on the potential IPO but said Universal's stellar performance could draw further interest from investors.

  • Mediaset set to win more time to complete merger of Italy, Spain units - sources
    Reuters

    Mediaset set to win more time to complete merger of Italy, Spain units - sources

    Mediaset will submit revised plans to merge its Italian and Spanish broadcasting units under a Dutch entity to authorities in the Netherlands, securing a six-month extension to complete the project, two sources familiar with the matter said. The extension could help the group deal with any potential delay triggered by shareholder Vivendi's legal challenges to the merger. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, wants to merge the units under a Dutch holding company, called MediaforEurope (MFE), to pursue a European growth strategy.

  • Mediaset set to win more time to complete merger of Italy, Spain units: sources
    Reuters

    Mediaset set to win more time to complete merger of Italy, Spain units: sources

    Mediaset will submit revised plans to merge its Italian and Spanish broadcasting units under a Dutch entity to authorities in the Netherlands, securing a six-month extension to complete the project, two sources familiar with the matter said. The extension could help the group deal with any potential delay triggered by shareholder Vivendi's legal challenges to the merger. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, wants to merge the units under a Dutch holding company, called MediaforEurope (MFE), to pursue a European growth strategy.

  • Vivendi may take further legal action against Mediaset in pan European merger
    Reuters

    Vivendi may take further legal action against Mediaset in pan European merger

    French media group Vivendi may take further legal action against Italy's Mediaset if it continues with a plan to merge its Italian and Spanish units, Vivendi's representative in Mediaset Espana Vincent Vallejo said on Wednesday. Controlled by the family of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Mediaset approved a merger of its Italian and Spanish units under a Dutch holding company called MediaforEurope (MFE) last September.

  • Italian judge backs Mediaset in TV battle with Vivendi
    Reuters

    Italian judge backs Mediaset in TV battle with Vivendi

    A Milan judge rejected a request by France's Vivendi to suspend a planned reorganisation at Mediaset, the companies said on Monday, potentially boosting the Italian broadcaster's European expansion strategy. Controlled by the family of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Mediaset approved a merger of its Italian and Spanish units under a Dutch holding company, called MediaforEurope (MFE) last September. As things stand, the reorganisation remains on hold because a Spanish judge last year ruled in favour of Vivendi's request to suspend it.

  • Italian judge to rule on Mediaset's TV project as early as next week - sources
    Reuters

    Italian judge to rule on Mediaset's TV project as early as next week - sources

    An Italian judge is set to decide as early as next week on a request by French media group Vivendi to suspend a planned reorganization at Italian broadcaster Mediaset , four legal sources said after a closed-door hearing on Saturday. Controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Mediaset wants to merge its Italian and Spanish units into a Dutch entity, dubbed MediaforEurope (MFE). In an effort to push through the plan, Mediaset shareholders approved changes to MFE's bylaws on Jan. 10, as suggested by the Milan court.

  • Italian court to wait until Feb. 1 to rule on Mediaset pan-European TV plan
    Reuters

    Italian court to wait until Feb. 1 to rule on Mediaset pan-European TV plan

    An Italian judge will wait until Feb. 1 at the earliest before ruling on a request by France’s Vivendi to suspend a planned reorganisation at Italian broadcaster Mediaset, two legal sources said on Tuesday. Controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Mediaset wants to merge its Italian and Spanish units into a Dutch entity, dubbed MediaforEurope (MFE). In an effort to smooth the plan, Mediaset shareholders approved changes to MFE's bylaws on Jan. 10, as suggested by the Milan court.

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