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  1. 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 ...

  2. Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy Steps Down

    June 28, 2012 4:22 PM EDT French entertainment group Vivendi says its chief executive is stepping down because of a difference of opinion about the direction of the company. Universal Music Parent Vivendi Ordered to Pay $956 Million in Liberty Media Suit The Paris-based co ...

  3. French Music Sales Slow in 2011, Digital Continues Growth

    December 07, 2011 12:28 PM EST The French recorded music market went down -5.6% in trade value for the first nine months of 2011 to €321.3 million, labels body SNEP (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique) revealed in a late November press conference in Paris. The p ...

  4. Vivendi Third-Quarter Results Exceed Expectations

    November 16, 2011 8:27 PM EST NEW YORK - Vivendi on Wednesday reported better-than-expected third-quarter financials when excluding the effect of tax reforms driven by strength at video game arm Activision Blizzard. The results also included the second consecutive quarter of s ...

  5. French Youth Can Double Their Money With Music Card

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French government has unveiled its promised music card initiative, which offers discounted streaming service access and cheap downloads to consumers aged 12-25. The "Carte Musique" was officially unveiled yesterday (Oct. 28) at a pre ...

  6. RealNetworks Powering SFR's Mobile Music Service

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST SFR, France's second biggest wireless carrier with more than 20 million subscribers, has selected Seattle-headquartered RealNetworks to power its mobile music platform in a three-year agreement. The music service was previously powered by Fra ...

  7. EU Receives Vivendi Complaint Over France Telecom

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said on Tuesday it had received a complaint from French media group Vivendi accusing France Telecom of abusing a dominant market position. The Commission, executive arm of the 27-nation European Union, said in an email that ...

  8. French Mobile Operator SFR Launches Unlimited MP3 Offer

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT France's second largest mobile operator SFR has announced the launch of a DRM-free all-you-can-eat download service from Nov. 19. The catalog is limited to a few thousands hits exclusively from the Universal Music Group catalog. Subscribers w ...

  9. France's Orange Launches Unlimited Download Offer

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading French carrier Orange today launched an unlimited permanent download service with content licensed from all four majors. Featuring one million titles, the "Musique Max" service primarily targets music fans, explains Laurence Leny ...

  10. Vivendi Posts Strong Sales; UMG Share Rises In All Markets

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST French media and telecom group Vivendi's adjusted net income rose 8.3% in 2007 and will improve similarly in 2008, Vivendi chairman of the management board and CEO Jean-Bernard Levy announced today (Feb. 29) at a press conference in Paris. Un ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. France's SFR Launches 'All You Can Eat' Download Service

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST France's second mobile operator SFR launched an all-you-can-eat permanent music download service, to be integrated in its new 3G+ "Illimythics" mobile offer. Customers will get unlimited download over-the-air access to more than 150 ...

  13. Vivendi H1 Profit Up 10.6%, UMG Earnings Down

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French media and telecoms conglomerate Vivendi on Friday posted first-half underlying earnings of 2.6 billion euros ($3.55 billion), up 10.6% compared with the same period last year. It reiterated that it expected full-year adjusted net profit of ...

  14. SDC Enters China

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Secure Digital Container (SDC), the Basel, Switzerland-based provider of technology for digital rights management has struck a deal which will catapult it into the Chinese mobile market. Through a newly-forged partnership, SDC will power a full-tr ...

  15. Hutchison, SDC Team Up For India Mobile Downloads

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hutchison Essar, the Indian mobile phone operator, has launched what is described as the country's first legal mobile-delivered music download service. Hutchison Essar, the Indian mobile phone operator, has launched what is described as the c ...

  16. Prince, Games Boost Vivendi Q1 Sales

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Posted a forecast-beating 5.7% rise. Vivendi on Thursday posted a forecast-beating 5.7 percent rise in first-quarter sales, invigorated by strong performances by music artists such as Prince and online role-playing game World of Warcraft. The grou ...

  17. Universal Music France, Musicwave Enter Pact

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile service allows song selection for flat fee. Universal Music France has agreed to license its catalog for a wireless music subscription service run by mobile entertainment technology firm Musiwave. The service allows users to select the song ...

  18. SFR Teams With SDC For Mobile Subs Service

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide the digital rights management solution for French mobile telephone operator SFR's new subscription-based music download service. Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide t ...

  19. SFR Teams With SDC For Mobile Subs Service

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss technology firm to provide DRM. Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide the digital rights management solution for French mobile telephone operator SFR's new subscription-based music download service. Billboard.biz recen ...

  20. SFR To Launch New Mobile Subs Service

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST It will propose unlimited downloads to handsets. French mobile telephone operator SFR is about to announce imminently the launch of an unlimited music download subscription service for mobile phones, Billboard.biz has learned. According to sources ...

  21. France's SFR Strikes Pact With Sony BMG

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has struck a content deal to supply 100,000 songs for download on French mobile operator SFR's third-generation cellular phone service. SFR struck a similar agreement with Universal Music jus Sony BMG has struck a content deal to sup ...

  22. France's SFR Strikes Pact With Sony BMG

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has struck a content deal to supply 100,000 songs for download on French mobile operator SFR's third-generation cellular phone service. SFR struck a similar agreement with Universal Music jus Sony BMG has struck a content deal to sup ...

  23. Universal, SFR Join Forces In France

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New interactive 3G services on offer. French mobile operator SFR is enhancing its wireless music offering through an exclusive partnership with Universal Music Group. The two Vivendi Universal-owned units unveiled last week an agreement that will ...

  24. Universal, SFR Join Forces In France

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT French mobile operator SFR is enhancing its wireless music offering through an exclusive partnership with Universal Music Group. French mobile operator SFR is enhancing its wireless music offering through an exclusive partnership with Universal Mu ...

  25. France's SFR Ramps Up Live Biz Sponsorship

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT French wireless operator SFR has unveiled a raft of live-music sponsorship deals. French wireless operator SFR has unveiled a raft of live-music sponsorship deals. The telecommunications giant has agreed to sponsor about 100 concerts at leading mu ...

  26. Filmmaker Besson Wins French Counterfeiting Case

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An appellate court in Paris held French mobile-phone operator SFR and its advertising agency liable for "counterfeiting" filmmaker Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" in an advertising campaign. PARIS -- An appellate court in ...

  27. Universal France Launches Mobile Music Service

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has teamed with local operator Bouygues Télécom to launch Universal Mobile, a mobile telephone subscription service which offers personalized ring tones and digitalize Universal Music France has teamed with ...

  28. Universal France Launches Mobile Music Service

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has teamed with local operator Bouygues Télécom to launch Universal Mobile, a mobile telephone subscription service which offers personalized ring tones and digitalize Universal Music France has teamed with ...

  29. Report: Vivendi, Largadere in Merger Talks

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Vivendi Universal and Lagardere, the world's largest magazine publisher, are negotiating a potential merger, a French weekly newspaper reports. France's Vivendi Universal and Lagardere, the world's largest magazine pub ...

  30. Report: Vivendi, Largadere in Merger Talks

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Vivendi Universal and Lagardere, the world's largest magazine publisher, are negotiating a potential merger, a French weekly newspaper reports. France's Vivendi Universal and Lagardere, the world's largest magazine pub ...