Universal Music Group artist Taylor Swift performing earlier this year. Photograph: Christopher Polk / NBCU via Getty Images.

Vivendi is in talks to sell up to 20 per cent of Universal Music Group (UMG) to Tencent, valuing its prized asset at around 30 billion euros ($34 bill(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump: said F-35 fighter jet programme was “billions over budget” and behind schedule. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP Photo/Getty Images

European shares ended off highs on Wednesday as pharma stocks turned lower on worries over pricing pressure in the US following remarks by US preside(...)

Deutsche Bank settled long-running investigation in  US into alleged mis-selling of mortgage securities. Stock ended day up 0.3%. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

European stocks ended the last session before Christmas little changed in what would have been dull session had Deutsche Bank not surprised the market(...)

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose holding company Fininvest is the controlling shareholder in mediaset. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

French tycoon Vincent Bollore has raised the stakes in a battle of nerves with Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset by saying Vivendi could buy up to a fifth (...)

Sky’s shares were up 4.4 per cent at 1,084 pence in early trading, giving the group a market capitalisation of £18.6 billion

Shares in Sky rose 5 per cent on Monday, topping the FTSE 100 leaderboard, after a media report said the Murdoch family had rebuffed two offers for th(...)

The deal between Vivendi and Orange would value Dailymotion, a rival to YouTube and Vimeo, at €265 million. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

Vivendi has entered exclusive talks with Orange to buy 80 per cent of the French telecoms operator’s Dailymotion video-sharing website for €217 millio(...)

Vincent Bollore, Vivendi’s chairman and largest shareholder, is gearing up for a fight with activist shareholders. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Tycoon Vincent Bollore raised his stake in French media group Vivendi for the third time in a month to reach 12 per cent as he gears up for a fight wi(...)

Telefonica’s bid is likely to attract additional suitors for Brazil’s fourth-biggest broadband provider, analysts say. Photograph: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Spain’s Telefonica has made a €6.7 billion bid to France’s Vivendi for its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, seeking to strengthen its position in a mark(...)

Paris-based Vivendi owns 80 per cent of Canal Plus France, the country’s biggest pay-TV company.

Vivendi, the French conglomerate selling assets to refocus on media businesses, is in talks with Lagardere to find an agreement for the ownership stru(...)