From Branislav Pekic in Rome

mediasetThe Board of Mediaset Group has approved the H1 2013 results with consolidated net revenues of 1.737 million and net profit of 30.1 million. In Italy alone, net revenues were 1.31billion, with net profit of 17.6 million. On the Spanish market, Mediaset achieved net revenues of 427 million and a net profit of 30.1 million.
Mediaset Premium pay-TV revenues were up 7.7 per cent to 280.2 million, compared to 260.1 million in the H1 2012.
Meanwhile, Mediaset and the Eurosport have signed an agreement for the distribution of the Eurosport and Eurosport 2 channels on pay-TV platform Mediaset Premium.
The two Eurosport channels will be available in Italian and in Standard Definition, at no extra cost to subscribers from autumn 2013.