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Vodafone buys Vivendi unit

London, Aug. 30 (AFP): British mobile telephone operator Vodafone said today it had bought the 50 per cent stake of French media group Vivendi Universal in their jointly owned internet portal Vizzavi for 142.7 million euros ($ 141 million) in cash.

Vivendi will retain full ownership of Vizzavi France, it added in a statement.

Vodafone said it would continue to focus Vizzavi’s operations on providing multimedia entertainment-led consumer content aimed at increasing customer usage and to further integrate these operations into the Vodafone group.

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