Vivendi groups together leaders in content and media. Canal+ Group is the French leader in pay-TV, also operating in French-speaking Africa, Poland and Vietnam; its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European player in production, acquisition, distribution and international film and TV series sales. Universal Music Group is the world leader in music. Vivendi Village brings together Vivendi Ticketing, MyBestPro (expert counseling) Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio) and the Paris-based concert venue L’Olympia. Dailymotion is one of the biggest aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.

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HQParis, FR
Size (employees)20,300 (est)
Vivendi was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Paris, FR
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Key People/Management at Vivendi

Herve Philippe

Herve Philippe

stePhane Roussel

stePhane Roussel

FredeRic CrePin

FredeRic CrePin

Group General Counsel
Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Chairman of the Management Board
Gilles Alix

Gilles Alix

Member of the Management Board
CeDric de Bailliencourt

CeDric de Bailliencourt

Member of the Management Board
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Vivendi Office Locations

Vivendi has offices in Paris and New York
Paris, FR (HQ)
42 Avenue de Friedland
New York, US
1755 Broadway
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Vivendi Financials and Metrics

Vivendi Revenue

Vivendi's revenue was reported to be €10.82 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0.5% increase from the previous period.

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Vivendi Operating Metrics

Vivendi's Subscribers was reported to be 2.5 m in FY, 2016.
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Vivendi Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Havas GroupJune 06, 2017

Vivendi Revenue Breakdown

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Vivendi revenue breakdown by business segment: 48.3% from Canal + Group, 48.5% from Universal Music Group and 3.2% from Other

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Vivendi Online and Social Media Presence

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Vivendi News and Updates

Vivendi seeks new shareholders meeting to change Telecom Italia board

French media conglomerate Vivendi said on Tuesday that it would look to call upon a new shareholders meeting to change the board members at Telecom Italia and get rid of those proposed by activist fund Elliott.

Vivendi Eyes Stake in Trump Partner's Indonesia TV Arm

Vivendi’s broadcasting arm Canal+ in early talks to spend more than $400 million buying stakes in two units of Global Mediacom.

UPDATE 1-European shares bounce after Brexit bruising, Vivendi shines

* Vivendi gains 6 pct, top of CAC 40 after strong UMG results

'Spinal Tap' creators, Vivendi to mediate $400 mln U.S. fraud lawsuit

The creators of "This Is Spinal Tap" have agreed to put their fraud lawsuit against Vivendi SA on hold while a mediator tries to resolve their $400 million case over the 1984 cult film.

Vivendi CEO denies company wants to call Telecom Italia shareholder meeting on board

A report Vivendi is thinking of calling a shareholder meeting at Telecom Italia to appoint four more board members are off the mark, the French media group's CEO said.

Elliott hits back at Vivendi over Telecom Italia accusations

Activist fund Elliott on Monday struck back at Vivendi after its accusations over the management and share price performance at Telecom Italia since the U.S. fund staged a boardroom coup at the Italian firm.
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Vivendi Company Life and Culture

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Vivendi Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Vivendi founded?

    Vivendi was founded in 1981.

  • Who are Vivendi key executives?

    Vivendi's key executives are Herve Philippe, stePhane Roussel and FredeRic CrePin.

  • How many employees does Vivendi have?

    Vivendi has 20,300 employees.

  • What is Vivendi revenue?

    Latest Vivendi annual revenue is €10.8 b.

  • What is Vivendi revenue per employee?

    Latest Vivendi revenue per employee is €533 k.

  • Who are Vivendi competitors?

    Competitors of Vivendi include News Corp, Redef and GTxcel.

  • Where is Vivendi headquarters?

    Vivendi headquarters is located at 42 Avenue de Friedland, Paris.

  • Where are Vivendi offices?

    Vivendi has offices in Paris and New York.

  • How many offices does Vivendi have?

    Vivendi has 2 offices.