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  • Draft agreement between Lagardčre, Vivendi Universal and Canal+ Group - for Lagardčre to acquire a 20% stake, with the option of increasing stake to 34%, in Canal+ France.
  • Vivendi Universal acquires Matsushita’s minority interest and subsequently owns 100% of Universal Music Group and 20% of NBC Universal.
  • Vivendi Universal, TF1 and M6 sign proposed pay-TV commercial agreement.







  • Successful worldwide launch of the World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment (VU Games). 
  • Vivendi increases its stake in Maroc Telecom to 51% following an agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco. 
  • CanalSatellite reaches the three million subscribers mark in January, 2005.

  • Vivendi sells 15% of Veolia Environnement and consequently holds a 5.3% stake in the company. 
  • RTL Group and Canal+ Group sell their stakes in Sportfive.
  • NBC and Vivendi Entertainment unite to create NBC Universal.





  • Vivendi reinforces its stake in France’s leading private telecommunications operator Cegetel Group by increasing its percentage of control to 70%.  
  • Successful placement of high bond yield issue for a total amount increased to €1.2 billion.
  • General Electric and Vivendi sign a definitive agreement to merge NBC and Vivendi Entertainment.
  • Simplification of Groupe Cegetel's structure SFR and its subsidiaries, including fixed-line telephony operator Cegetel, is now named Groupe SFR-Cegetel



  • Finalization of the acquisition of USA Networks’ entertainment assets (under the terms of the agreement Vivendi controls 93% of Vivendi Entertainment (VUE), which brings together Universal Studios and the entertainment assets of USA Networks, inc.)

  • Vivendi reduces its stake in Vivendi Environnement to 40%.

  • Vivendi sells its stake in Vizzavi to Vodafone, with the exception of Vizzavi France, and announces the sale of the Consumer Press division and Comareg to Socpresse. 



  • Announcement of the project to acquire the entertainment assets of USA Networks, Inc.

  • Sale of Seagram’s wine and spirit businesses to Diageo and Pernod Ricard.


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