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Franco-Tunisian Mogul Tarak Ben Ammar on why Vivendi/Mediaset Could Spawn a U.S.-Style Studio

Franco-Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar has a long history of brokering major media deals in Italy. In 2003 he persuaded Vivendi to sell pay-TV Telepiù to News Corp., paving the way for Rupert Murdoch’s launch of Sky Italia. He was subsequently instrumental to French media company Vivendi entering into Italy’s Telecom Italia. Earlier thi...

Source: Variety


Tarak Ben Ammar’s Prima TV Acquires Egypt’s ONTV

5th December, 2012- It was announced today that Tarak Ben Ammar has acquired Naguib Sawiris’ ONTV network in a ground-breaking deal that signals a dramatic development in the Arab media landscape. The move marks the first time that Ben Ammar, who owns leading North African network Nessma TV alongside partners Mediaset and the Karoui Brothers,...

Source: deadline.com


Tarak Ben Ammar, French state recapitalise Eclair Group

Cash injection will help fund move into other parts of Europe. French laboratory and post-production outfit the Eclair Group has won the backing of public-private fund the FCDE to help recapitalise the company to the tune of €12.4m ($16.4m). The FCDE (Fonds de Consolidation et Développement des Enterprises) is to put some €9m ($11.9m) ...

Source: Screen Daily


Tunisian filmmaker Ben Ammar in search of new talent

Tarak Ben Ammar, the celebrated Tunisian film producer, announced last Friday the launch of a new competition, designed to promote the talents of young Tunisian filmmakers. The Tunisian Mobile Film Festival will ask teams of budding filmmakers to shoot a one-minute movie on a mobile phone and upload it to the Internet Teams of up to six people un...

Source: Tunisia Live


An empire of his own

Tarak Ben Ammar is the European movie mogul you've nerver heard. Colin Brown meets him.

Source: CNBC European Business / April 2008

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