Serie A


Sky Italia in talks to launch DAZN channel

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is reportedly in talks with Sky Italia to launch a channel on the pay TV platform. As reported by Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, negotiations are apparently at an advanced stage, with only details such as costs and conditions for Sky customers remaining to be sorted. In Italy, DAZN owns rights […]

Top football bodies express frustration on BeoutQ inaction

A group of top-tier international football organisations have collectively issued a condemnation of Saudi pirate organisation BeoutQ and have called on the country’s government to take action. FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, The English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A have issued a statement condemning BeoutQ. In a carefully […]

Serie A postpones decision on Mediapro offer

Italy’s Serie A has pushed back a decision on whether to accept Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro’s bid for top-tier football rights for the 2021-24 seasons. Mediapro, which was involved in an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the 2018-21 rights, has tabled €1.15 billion per season for the rights to matches for the three years from […]

Mediapro bids €1.3bn for Italy’s Serie A

Spanish Mediapro has made a renewed offer of close to €1.3 billion per season for rights to the Italian Serie A.  The company had an initial bid of €1.2 billion rejected by the league, with the latest bid to be discussed at Serie A’s general assembly on July 8, reports Gazetto dello Sport.  Mediapro highly […]

Sports streamer DAZN fined by Italy’s antitrust authorities

Italy’s antitrust regulator has fined fast-growing sports streamer DAZN €500,000 for two alleged breaches of the country’s consumer protection code. According to the regulator, the Perform Group-owned platform didn’t provide sufficient information to customers regarding its Serie A football offer for the 2018-19 season. In particular, the regulator said the company didn’t make any reference […]

Eleven Sports loses Serie A rights to Premier Sports

Eleven Sports has ceded its Italian Serie A and Dutch Eredivisie football rights to UK broadcaster Premier Sports after ending its partnership with IMG, the agency that manages these rights. In a statement, streaming service Eleven Sports said that it will continue to show live coverage of LaLiga football in the UK and Ireland until […]

IMG launches Serie A OTT TV service in Latin America

Sports and talent management outfit IMG has launched an OTT TV service for Serie A football in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil. Serie A Pass, which costs US$8.99 (€7.85) a month or US$59.99 a year, launched on Saturday with the start of the new Italian football season. The OTT TV service will include coverage of […]

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 […]

Eleven Sports names new Italian chief

Eleven Sports has named Giuliano Giorgetti as managing director for Italy. Giorgetti, who begins his role immediately, will be responsible for expanding Eleven’s growth in Italy, increasing revenues, developing strategic partnerships, and overseeing the day to day operations. He previously worked for football clubs AC Milan and the Inter Milan. At AC Milan he led […]

Mediaset strikes deal with DAZN to bring Serie A to premium subscribers

Mediaset has struck a deal with Perform Group, operator of the DAZN sports streaming service, to provide access to the service as part of its Premium Calcio offering for a reduced overall price of €19.90 a month. DAZN secured rights to 114 Serie A matches over the next three years last month and announced that […]

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