Serie A

No plans for Serie A Sky sublicencing deal, says DAZN

Following its historic rights win in Italy, DAZN has reportedly ruled out a Serie A sublicensing deal with Sky. In comments to Il Sole 24 Ore, DAZN’s chief customer and innovation officer Veronica Diquattro said: “We were competitors until the other night. There are no conversations in progress.” Sky is currently the primary rights holder […]

DAZN hails ‘historic’ Serie A rights agreement

Sports streamer DAZN has confirmed the acquisition of Serie A’s domestic rights in Italy. The rights deals is one of the biggest in DAZN’s history, with the London-based company playing a reported €2.5 billion for the three-year contract. DAZN will exclusively carry seven out of ten fixtures per match week from 2021-24 – a total […]

Sky complains to Serie A over DAZN bid, raises concerns over TIM deal

Sky Italia has complained to Serie A over DAZN’s bid for the top flight football league’s rights. The operator has sent a letter to the league organisers, in which it complains that an established deal between TIM and DAZN would harm competition. The partnership, confirmed this week by TIM, will see the company serve as […]

Serie A media business stake sale off after top clubs object

A group of Serie A clubs have moved to block the €1.7 billion deal to sell a stake in the league’s newly created media business. The deal, agreed in November 2020 after months of speculation, sold a 10% stake in Serie A’s newly created media rights business to a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners […]

DAZN emerges as favourite for Serie A rights

DAZN has emerged as the favourite to pick up the largest package of Serie A broadcast rights, reports claim. According to sources cited by Reuters, the London-based streaming service, which already holds a package of rights, is the current frontrunner for the 2021-24 rights. The rights sale has moved into its second phase after no […]

Serie A launches country-by-country MENA broadcast rights tender

Italy’s Serie A has launched a 24-country broadcast rights tender in the MENA region. The news comes several months after the league launched its initial broadcast rights tender for the 2021/22-23/24 seasons, with that initial announcement not including the MENA region. The MENA tender will take a turn from the usual state of affairs in […]

Amazon reportedly holds talks with Serie A over domestic rights

Amazon is reportedly interested in making a play for the domestic broadcast rights to Italy’s Serie A.  The Seattle-based retail and media giant has long been touted as a potential player to rival incumbent rights holders Sky and DAZN, but a new report from Bloomberg puts the company the closest it has ever been to […]

AC Milan launches Twitch channel as streaming platform ramps up sports focus

Current Serie A league leaders AC Milan will become the latest top European football club to launch a dedicated channel on Amazon’s increasingly non-gaming-oriented streaming platform Twitch. Launching on December 3, the channel promises to offer “a lot of live formats developed with the club’s partners.” The club said that the Twitch channel will serve […]

Serie A launches international broadcast rights tender, but excludes MENA

Italian football top flight league Serie A has excluded the MENA region from the launch of its 2021/22-23/24 broadcast rights tender. The league has launched the rights tender for 57 international territories, including 52 country-specific contracts, four continental tranches and one global offer. In addition, the body has launched mirrored packages for the Coppa Italia […]

‘A true turning point’ for Serie A as league approves media business stake sale

The board of Serie A, the Italian top-flight football league, have unanimously approved a deal to sell a 10% stake in a new media unit to a joint-bid from CVC Capital Partners and Advent International. The investment firms, along with the country’s FSI fund, will pay a total of €1.7 billion for 10% of a […]

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