Friday, June 20, 2014

Is Vivendi A Content Buyer?

With all the talk of media mergers, Reuters thinks that Vivendi might just be the company to start acquiring content companies in order to become a major media player.  "Bankers are honing pitches to buy U.S.-based TV companies like AMC, Starz, and Scripps Network Interactive, or a movie studio such as Lionsgate, said two of the people."    Of course any potential of a deal could ramp up conversations by other US players to prepare their own competitive bids.  This summer could be the start of such announcements.