Italy


Parrot Analytics: BoJack Horseman leads Italian digital originals listing

BoJack Horseman was the most in-demand digital original in Italy for the week ending September 23 in a list made up almost exclusively of Netflix titles, according to Parrot Analytics’ latest statistics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across […]

Funbox UHD strikes partnership with Rai for Italian opera

SPI International’s Funbox UHD channel has struck a strategic partnership with Italian public broadcaster Rai that will see it air the best of Italian operas in full UHD. SPI’s channel will offer Carmen from the Rome Opera House in Full UHD after acquiring the worldwide TV and VOD rights from Rai. In addition to linear […]

New chief for A+E Networks Italy 

A+E Networks has named Patricio Teubal as general manager of A+E Networks Italy, starting in December.  In this new role, Teubal will oversee A+E Networks Italy and its three channel brands History, Crime+Investigation, and Blaze and lead the growth of the company’s partnership with Sky Italia, while developing new opportunities in the country. He will report to Dean Possenniskie, managing director of A+E Networks EMEA. Prior to joining […]

Mediaset moving towards sale of pay TV platform

Mediaset is moving towards a sale of its pay TV unit Mediaset Premium to Sky before the end of this year, according to CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who has also said that the media group is working towards a broader pan-European alliance or combination. Speaking to Italian press at the launch of the new season […]

Huawei launches OTT service in Spain and Italy

Huawei has launched its planned OTT TV service in Spain and Italy, focusing on users of its mobile devices in the two countries. Huawei Video, which has been available in Huawei’s home market of China for two years, comes in three variants – a subscription offering for €4.99 a month, a free-to-view variant and an […]

Elliott responds to Vivendi TIM assault

Activist investor Elliott Advisors has responded to Vivendi’s criticism of the performance of Telecom Italia (TIM) since the hedge fund’s boardroom coup earlier this year by blaming the company’s existing direction, set by Vivendi when it controlled the board. Vivendi last week condemned the “disastrous” performance of TIM since the boardroom coup engineered by private […]

Vivendi slams Elliott record as Telecom Italia shares nosedive

French media group Vivendi has expressed alarm at what it sees as the “disastrous” performance of Telecom Italia (TIM) since the boardroom coup engineered by private equity outfit Elliott earlier this year that saw Vivendi lose control of the company, in which it remains the largest shareholder. In a statement, Vivendi said it is “deeply […]

Mediaset agrees distribution of free channels on Sky platform

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has made its flagship service Canale 5 available on Sky’s satellite platform after an absence of three years, the first step in making all free-to-air Mediaset channels available via the pay TV broadcaster. Canale 5 is now available on Sky’s channel 105 in HD. Mediaset said that the move was the first […]

DAZN names Ronaldo as global ambassador following Italy launch

Sports streaming service DAZN has appointed football star Cristiano Ronaldo as its first global ambassador. Ronaldo’s key role as a global ambassador with DAZN will include promoting DAZN across current live markets, including Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan plus future territories. The footballer, who recently moved to Juventus after nine years with Real Madrid, will […]

DAZN secures extended Serie A rights for Germany and Austria

Sports streaming platform DAZN has secured exclusive rights to Italian Serie A football in Germany and Austria for the next three seasons, and co-exclusive rights in Japan and Canada. DAZN has secured the exclusive rights to air 380 Serie A matches in Germany and Austria during the three seasons from 2018. The OTT TV platform […]

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