Serie A


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 […]

Mediaset seeking options for Serie A in wake of auction

Mediaset is to try to strike a deal with OTT TV provider Perform Group or pay TV outfit Sky in order to secure Serie A football for its digital-terrestrial and online platforms in Italy after the broadcast group failed to secure rights on its own. Mediaset issued a statement last week that it would “seek […]

Sports streamer DAZN scoops up live rights to Serie A

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced its expansion into Italy following parent company Perform Group’s successful bid to secure exclusive multi-platform rights to 114 Serie A matches per season over the next three years. The deal follows yesterday’s news that Sky Italia has also secured a large tranche of Serie A rights following the annulment […]

Sky secures Serie A rights following annulment of Mediapro deal

As widely expected, Sky Italia has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast 266 live games per season for the next three seasons of Italy’s Serie A football league following the collapse of Mediapro’s move into top-tier Italian football. The new deal means that Sky Sports in Italy will be the exclusive home to seven games out […]

Ligue 1 chief ‘not worried’ by Mediapro’s Italian woes

Didier Quillot, the director-general of the French professional football league, has said he is “not worried” by Mediapro’s loss of Serie A football rights in Italy and has said that the respective situations in Italy and France are “not comparable”. Speaking to on the edges of the league’s general assembly last Friday. Quillot said that […]

Italian league rejects Mediapro’s €1.6bn guarantee for Serie A

Italy’s football league has rejected a €1.6 billion guarantee by Spanish broadcaster Mediapro that was designed to rescue its deal for Serie A rights in the country. The rejection from La Lega came after Mediapro yesterday formally accepted the demand made by the league for guarantees to take forward its successful bid for Serie A […]

Italian league votes to cancel Mediapro Serie A award

Italy’s football league has agreed to annul its award of Serie A rights to Spanish broadcaster Mediapro after it said the latter had failed to provide necessary guarantees. According to Spanish financial daily El Español, Mediapro now has seven days to commit to a €1.2 billion guarantee to avoid the contract being cancelled definitively. According […]

Mediapro mulls ‘pulling out’ of Spanish football as rights battle gears up

Spanish broadcaster, producer and pay TV channel provider Mediapro is mulling a plan to pull out of Spanish football and may withdraw from the game with the next round of bidding for La Liga rights, according to financial daily El Español. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources, Mediapro boss Jaime Roures plans to refocus […]