Serie A

DAZN hit by storm of criticism after renewed Serie A problems

Italian regulator AGCOM has intervened for a second time after sports streamer DAZN experienced technical problems streaming coverage of the new Serie A football season. The watchdog said it had asked DAZN to provide clarification and provide information on how it planned to resolve the issue. “Following serious problems registered during the transmission of the […]

Sports rights: LaLiga signs FTA deal with ITV; OneFootball bags Serie A for UK and Ireland

Regular season live club football has returned to ITV for the first time since 2015, with the broadcaster agreeing a rights deal to Spanish top-flight league LaLiga. The pubcaster has announced a sublicencing deal with Premier Sports to broadcast 10 matches for the next three seasons. ITV said that either FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or […]

Sky Italia and DAZN forge streaming and TV partnership

Pay TV giant Sky and sports streamer DAZN have signed an agreement in Italy that makes DAZN’s app available on Sky Q from August 8. The deal will also allow Sky subscribers to access the Zona DAZN channel via the Sky decoder for a special rate, offering seven DAZN exclusive Serie A TIM matches per round and a selection […]

Abu Dhabi Media and Starzplay pick up Serie A; ESPN renews EFL deal

Abu Dhabi Media and Starzplay have confirmed that they have acquired the MENA rights to Italy’s Serie A.  ADM previously said that it had picked up the rights last month, in a deal worth a reported minimum total of €75 million.  Starzplay will exclusively stream Serie A, along with Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana for […]

Serie A set to launch streaming app

Italian top flight football league Serie A is reportedly set to launch its own OTT platform. According to Italian business outlet Milano Finanza, the league is planning to launch a standalone platform to house highlights, with it scheduled for launch ahead of the 2022-23 season. The report goes on to note that media agency AdPlay […]

Serie A secures MENA broadcast deal with Abu Dhabi Media after season-long absence

Italian top-flight football league Serie A has agreed a broadcast deal in the MENA region with Abu Dhabi Media. The three-season deal, which will see the competition shown in the region after more than a year’s absence, is worth a minimum total of €75 million. In comments made to AFP, ADM confirmed that the value […]

beIN Sports MENA back in running for Serie A rights

BeIN Sports is back in the bidding for MENA rights to Italy’s Serie A after effectively being shut out when the Italian league made a failed attempt to market rights on a country-by-country basis. DTVE understands that beIN Sports MENA has made a bid for Serie A rights for the region that is well below […]

Italian watchdog rejects proposals from DAZN and TIM over Serie A probe

The Italian antitrust body has rejected proposals from DAZN and TIM to curb its probe into the pair’s deal to distribute Serie A matches in Italy. According to Reuters, new documents shown on Monday show that both TIM and DAZN submitted proposals in an effort to convince the regulator that the partnership would not negatively […]

Serie A lands on iQiyi in China

Chinese streaming service iQiyi Sports has agreed a deal to broadcast the top-flight Italian football league Serie A. The streamer has agreed a two-season deal which will kick off for the 2022/23 campaign when it starts in August. The digital-only deal will see the Baidu-owned iQiyi live stream matches while also serving as a home […]

Serie A partners with WSC Sports AI tech for automated match highlights

Italian football’s top flight league Serie A has announced a three-year partnership with AI sports video tech firm WSC Sports. The deal will see Serie A utilise WSC’s tech to automatically create highlights in real-time of all Serie A, Supercoppa Frecciarossa, and Coppa Italia Frecciarossa matches.  WSC Sports said that its machine learning technology analyses […]

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