TI to meet News Corp this week

5 Sep 2006

The heads of Telecom Italia (TI) and News Corp are expected to meet this week, with the telco looking to acquire rights to some of News Corps media content. TI has postponed a shareholder meeting so that the talks can take place. AFX reports that TI is hoping to buy rights to carry Fox TV programming over its networks, with film and football rights also under the spotlight. Local press reports have speculated that the negotiations could be widened to include talks over share deals between the firms, although both TI and News Corp have denied this.