Serie A

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 […]

Serie A clubs to vote on media rights business bid on November 19

Clubs in Italy’s top flight football division Serie A are set to meet this week to decide on the sale of a stake in its media rights business. The league had previously announced the launch of a new company to manage its broadcast rights for a decade. As a part of this launch, a stake […]

Juventus channel launches on Amazon

Italian football club Juventus has launched its in-house TV channel on Amazon Prime Video channels, with the ecommerce and media giant increasingly being linked with rights to Serie A. Launching as a part of the rollout of Amazon channels in Italy, Prime customers in the country will have access to the dedicated Juventus channel for […]

Serie A selects CVC bid for stake in media business

Serie A and its respective clubs will enter into exclusive talks with a CVC-led private equity fund consortium over sale of a stake in its new media business. The Italian top flight football league had previously announced the launch of a new company to manage its broadcast rights for a decade. As a part of […]

Serie A bidders reportedly in talks with broadcasters

A number of private equity groups seeking to invest in Italy’s Serie A are reportedly discussing media rights with a range of prospective broadcast partners. The league’s clubs are currently in the process of reviewing a one joint offer from Bain and NB Renaissance, another from a consortium led by CVC Capital and a third […]

LiveScore expands FTA football offering with over 900 live matches

Sports event tracker LiveScore has continued to expand its streaming rights portfolio with the announcement of an expanded set of league and competitions that it will broadcast free-to-air for the 2020-21 football season. Following an OTT launch in June via a sub licencing deal with Premier Sports, the pair will expand their relationship to stream […]

Sports: Serie A to discuss media rights business sale; Baseball return sets records for ESPN; Ligue 1 channel reportedly to get Facebook distribution; RTÉ Sport teams with LOI for OTT platform

The clubs from Italy’s Serie A are reportedly set to meet this week to discuss investor bids for the league’s media business. According to Reuters, representatives from the 20 clubs will meet on July 30 to discuss a number of proposals that were invited last week. The league had asked investors to submit bids to […]

Serie A allows Sky Italia broadcast despite payment dispute

Sky Italia will continue to broadcast Serie A after the league’s clubs agreed to not without the signal from the operator.  The pair had been at an impasse over rights fee payments, following Sky’s refusal to pay €131 million during the coronavirus shutdown. Last week, Sky was issued an injunction after the league appealed to […]

BeIn Sports resumes Serie A coverage following blackout with discount deal

BeIN Sports has reached a truce with Italy’s Serie A following the broadcaster’s refusal to show the league’s matches for a week. The Qatar-based beIN blacked out its coverage of Serie A in the 35 territories in which it holds the broadcast rights – including France and MENA countries – over what it believed to […]