26 - 30 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Vivendi fights against Mediaset complaint
Vivendi has taken a further step against Mediaset with court action to ensure it can vote against Mediaset’s plans to create a pan-European business, Reuters has reported.
The Italian broadcaster, who has been in a long-running war with shareholder Vivendi, last week filed a complaint against the French media conglomerate accusing it of leaking information undermining its corporate restructuring plans.
Vivendi has responded by petitioning a Milan court to issue an order allowing it to attend and vote at Mediaset’s special shareholders meeting on 4 September.
- Read more: Mediaset lodges complaint against Vivendi
Foxtel obtains injunction against torrent sites
The Federal Court in Australia has provided media company Foxtel with a ‘dynamic’ injunction, which allows rightsholders to have pirate sites blocked by ISPs, TorrentFreak reported.
The injunction targets a number of torrent, proxy and mirror sites that can be amended without the plaintiffs having to return to court to detail them specifically.
Comcast launches TV remote app
Comcast has launched a TV remote app for its X1 for business customers, Rapid TV News has reported.
The app works for both Android and iOS devices and supports voice control. Staff in bars, restaurants and retail spots will be able to manage up to 16 TVs at once using a single smartphone or tablet. Users can get up-to-the-minute sports updates and tap into X1 sports features.