Bertelsmann Enters the Internet Arena.

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German giant Bertelsmann entered the Internet market through several international acquisitions and overseas ventures with companies already established on the Web universe. Bertelsmann is already operating online through barnesandnoble.com, Bol and getmusic.com.

* The new strategy has been emphasized by CLT-UFA's withdrawal from the digital pay-TV operations of Germany's Premiere channel at the end of March. CLT-UFA cashed 800 million euro for its 45 percent share in Premiere. CLT-UFA also comprises German channels RTL; RTL2 and Super RTL; French channel M6; Hungary's RTL Club; and England's Channel 5. They are currently looking to buy Disney's share of Super RTL (50 percent). Negotiations are reportedly underway and may be finalized soon.

CLT-UFA is also strengthening...

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