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Mediaset to pull Premium from DTT to become OTT-only offering

Mediaset is to pull its Premium offering from the country’s digital-terrestrial platform in June, according to local reports. The pay TV service will thereafter only be available via the new Infinity Premium streaming service, with the group’s Premium Online and Premium Play services also set to be closed down.

Mediaset said that all Premium channels and the group’s on-demand offerings would only be available on the Infinity Premium service from the beginning of June.

Existing subscribers will be able to cancel their service or switch to Infinity, with instructions to be sent to customers by the end of this month.

The Infinity Premium offering will cost €7.99 a month via compatible devices and to internet connections of at least 1.2Mbps.

Mediaset will also stop carrying the DAZN sports streaming service as part of Premium on June 1, with customers directed to subscribe to this service direct from DAZN.

Last year, Mediaset struck a deal with Perform Group, owner of DAZN, to provide access to the service as part of its Premium Calcio offeringfor a reduced overall price of €19.90 a month.

The move came after DAZN secured rights to 114 Serie A matches over the three years from 2018 and announced that it was launching its service in the country.