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Identification number in the register: 91471238809-21
Registration date: 22/05/2012 12:32:26

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/04/2015 15:07:18
The date of the last annual update was: 01/04/2015 10:10:42
Next update due latest on: 01/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual


Società per Azioni

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Via Paleocapa, 3
Milan 20121

(+39) 02 2514 7423

rue des Chartreux 19
Bruxelles 1000

(+32) 02 735 55 53

    Person with legal responsibility

Gina Nieri

Member of the Board

    Person in charge of EU relations

Carolina Lorenzon

Director, International Affairs

    Goals / remit

Founded in 1978, Mediaset S.p.A. is an integrated multi-platform TV operator (free/pay, linear and non-linear) and a multinational media group that has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1996. Its core business is commercial television broadcasting in Italy and Spain. As one of Europe’s most innovative multimedia production and distribution groups, Mediaset’s total employees amount to 5,559 (4.,299 in Italy and 1,260 in Spain) as of 31 December 2014.
In Italy, Mediaset Group’s free to air offering currently consists of 11 channels (3 long-standing general interest channels – Canale 5, Italia 1, Rete 4 – and 8 thematic and semi-generalist channels - Boing, Cartoonito, Iris, La 5, Mediaset Extra, Italia 2, Top Crime and TgCom 24).
Mediaset Premium, a pay linear service launched in 2005, provides customers with film channels, TV series, live football, children's programmes and documentaries. Premium Play is offered as a complementary VOD service to Mediaset premium subscribers. As of 1 December 2014, all of the pay TV activities have been transferred to a new company Mediaset Premium S.p.A., owned by Mediaset, through R.T.I., and Telefonica (11,11% stake).
Through its fully-owned subsidiary R.T.I. S.p.A., Mediaset owns the most important television rights library in Italy, one of the largest in Europe.
The Group’s free and pay linear TV offering is delivered through digital multiplexes owned by the subsidiary Elettronica Industriale, which manages contribution traffic to and from the various production centres of the parent company R.T.I. S.p.A. and Mediaset Premium S.p.A., using the infrastructure and services provided by EI Towers S.p.A., a 40.1% - owned subsidiary of the Group.
On the internet and, specifically through the enhancement of and greater focus on activities linked to mobile devices, in 2014 Mediaset, through RTI Interactive Media, generated around 3 billion multimedia pages via the overall set of the properties managed: VideoMediaset video portal (, which enables users to access the vast majority of Mediaset free-to-air schedule both in full and clip mode (full episodes and thousands of TV programme clips, respectively), as well as ad-hoc programmes; the all news website; the website; the website.
In 2013, the Mediaset Group launched Infinity: an innovative OTT platform that offers its customers the ability to access streaming from a catalogue of over 5000 titles including thousands of movies, TV series, dramas and TV programmes. On Infinity, all content is accessible in streaming and is therefore always available on-demand, without any time or schedule restrictions, on over 400 different device models, including: PC, Mac, Android tablet, iPad, smart TV, Smart phone, Playstation, XBOX and digital terrestrial decoders. Over the next year, the range of devices on which Infinity will be made available will be further expanded.
Mediaset fully owns Medusa Film S.p.A., a major distribution company in Italy which produces and distributes Italian and foreign films in Italy, and is involved in cinema releases and the sale of television rights in all their various forms. In 2014 Medusa produced The Great Beauty, Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.
In Spain, Mediaset has a controlling interest (46% share) in Mediaset España Comunicación S.A., the holding company of the Spanish television group that owns the Telecinco television network, which began broadcasting in 1990.
Mediaset España is one of the most profitable groups in the sector in Europe and the leading broadcaster in Spain in terms of viewers and advertising share with two main general interest channels (Telecinco and Cuatro) and a bouquet of six free-to-air thematic channels.
Mediaset España is listed on the stock exchanges of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia.

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

• Audiovisuel et médias
• Concurrence
• Consommateurs
• Culture
• Éducation
• Emploi et affaires sociales
• Entreprises
• Fiscalité
• Jeunesse
• Justice et droits fondamentaux
• Marché intérieur
• Recherche et technologie
• Relations extérieures
• Sécurité alimentaire
• Société de l'information
• Sport


CEO coalition to make the internet a Better Place for Kids
High Level Group on UHF



Creative Industries
Digital Agenda
(Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform)


Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works, Radio Spectrum Policy Programme, Communication on Net Neutrality, Communication on E-Commerce and online services, Data Protection Regulation proposal, Media Programme/Creative Europe, Digital Agenda, Enforcement Directive, TTIP, DSM.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2   75%: 3  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Carolina Lorenzon 17/07/2014 15/07/2015
Giovanna Lazzarini 17/07/2014 15/07/2015
Lodovico Benvenuti 16/07/2014 14/07/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

Association of Commercial Television in Europe – ACT
Association of Television and Radio sales houses – EGTA
Broadcast Networks Europe – BNE
Creative Media Business Alliance - CMBA

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

200,000 € - 299,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.