Jean-René Fourtou


Canal+ owner Vivendi may split business

French media and telecoms giant Vivendi is launching a study into whether to split the business in two – separating off telecoms group SFR from a new international media group. Vivendi, owner of French pay TV platform Canal+, said that the demerger “would create significant value to shareholders” as they would be able to invest […]

Numericable readies move for SFR

French cable operator Numericable is preparing to make an offer to acquire local telco SFR, according to reports. BFM Business, citing sources close to Numericable, reported that the cable operator’s owners Carlyle, Cinven and Patrick Drahi are preparing to make an all-cash offer for the larger telecom operator, with a plan to merge the two […]