Vivendi's net income for the same period last year was €22m (£14m.
Net income excluding goodwill amortisation and non-recurring items was a loss of €66m (£42m, compared with an income of €295m (£188.5m) for the same period last year.
The company's debt was about €35bn (£22.4bn), €16bn (£10.2bn) of which related to Vivendi Environment, an environmental services business of which Vivendi owns 41%.
The company plans to improve its liquidity by reducing debt by €10bn (£6.4bn) in the next two years, €5bn (£3.2bn) of that within the next five months, it said.
This will be achieved through restructuring the Canal Plus group and the sale of non-core assets including educational publisher Houghton Mifflin.