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Vivendi to move into digital TV after regaining PTC

French telecom giant, Vivendi has announced plans to strengthen its market presence in Poland by taking control over domestic mobile operator PTC and the acquisition of digital television.

Vivendi president, Jean-Bernard Levy, said that current investments were only the company's first step. Levy also revealed in an interview that the company sees a great potential in the paid-for television segment, and this is the direction the company will move. However, the current priority is to regain control of ElektrimTelekomunikacja, where it holds 51% of Era operator PTC. "We have invested EUR1.8 billion in the operator and we demand the respect for our rights," Levy added. Vivendi is questioning the legality of changes in the ownership structure of PTC, thanks to which Elektrim became the holder of a stake of 48% in the operator.

(WBJ 20.vi.05)

 
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