TIM says that organic EBITDAaL for its domestic business unit is expected to decrease in the low teens, a worsening from the forecast communicated last October of a high single-digit decrease.
TIM said the change was due to lower revenues from wireline, partly attributable to the performance of the partnership with DAZN for the distribution of Serie A football.
The profit warning – the third issued by the telco – comes as tensions between TIM and DAZN have mounted. The streaming service’s coverage of Serie A, which was initially hit by a number of technical problems, has struggled to attract sufficient subscribers, with numbers hit further by a decision to allow users to pay once to view content from multiple locations.
TIM has pushed for a renegotiation of a deal that saw it agree to spend €340 million a season to finance DAZN’s acquisition of rights.
TIM is reported to be seeking a discount of up to €80 million per season on the sum it agreed to pay.
The telco said that any non-recurring provision wold be determined in light of the on-going re-negotiation of the DAZN agreement.
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18 January 2022 @ 18:00:00 UTC