Last week the Milan-based TV group announced it was working on creating a pan-European broadcaster after signing a content sharing deal with Sky and a deal TIM to give the phone group's customers access to its free-to-air channels.
The missed deal hit the finances of the group, which returned to profit in 2017. Berlusconi said a return to dividend on 2018 results could be "possible".
(Reporting by Giulia Segreti; editing by Francesca Landini)
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