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  1. Vivendi Chair, Investor Feud Over CEO Search

    September 09, 2013 11:20 AM EDT The chairman of French media and telecom conglomerate Vivendi and one of the company's other powerful board members are locked into a showdown over who should be the next CEO, a source confirmed Monday. Jean-Francois Dubos last year became ...

  2. Vivendi Q2 Earnings Slip, UMG Results Improve

    August 29, 2013 5:36 AM EDT French entertainment and telecom conglomerate Vivendi on Thursday reported lower second-quarter earnings amid weaker results at its telecom businesses. The company, which owns Universal Music Group, French pay TV giant Canal Plus and others, als ...

  3. France’s ‘Three-Strikes’ Hadopi Law Gets the Guillotine

    July 10, 2013 5:53 AM EDT The French government has made a U-turn on its controversial “graduated response” law, Hadopi. After mounting criticism in recent months, the anti-piracy experiment has been dumped and will be replaced with a system of automatic fines, accordi ...

  4. France's Q1 Digital Music Sales Drop as Criticism of HADOPI Mounts

    June 07, 2013 2:00 PM EDT In the first quarter of 2013, French digital music sales fell 5.2% to €30.9 million (about $40.9 million) according to SNEP , the French recording trade group. Digital sales made up 29% of the country's music market, which during the same p ...

  5. Vivendi Faces Damages, To Appeal U.S. Jury Verdict

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST French media company Vivendi SA is liable for potentially billions of dollars in damages because it misled investors about its financial condition before a $46 billion merger nearly 10 years ago, a U.S. jury found. The Manhattan federal court jury ...

  6. Vivendi Sees Music Biz Hitting Digital Stride

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi expects the music business could finally hit its digital growth stride, and Universal Music Group will shine, Jean-Bernard Levy, chairman of the management board and CEO, said Wednesday. "I think we are close to the turning point,&quo ...

  7. Vivendi Expects 500,000 Zaoza Subscribers By End ’08

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vivendi expects its new Internet music, ringtone and videogames provider Zaoza to attract 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year, the French telecoms and media group said. The portal, which commercially launched yesterday (Feb. 20), offers a s ...

  8. Vivendi Calls Apple iTunes Contract Terms 'Indecent'

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi condemned as "indecent" the contract terms between its Universal Music Group (UMG) unit and Apple Inc, the computer maker whose iTunes online store dominates the digital music market. Vivendi is one of many large media companies ...