Serie A

Mediapro Serie A deal hits hurdle

Mediapro’s successful bid for Italian Serie A football rights has hit a significant hurdle after a Milan court suspended the award of rights to the Spanish broadcaster and producer. The court’s intervention followed a complaint by Sky against the Italian football league’s decision to accept Mediapro’s €1 billion-plus bid. Sky made the case that Mediapro […]

Italian watchdog green-lights Mediapro Serie A deal

The Italian competition watchdog, the AGCM, has approved the award of Serie A rights to Spain’s Mediapro, despite opposition from Sky. The Catalan broadcaster and producer secured the exclusive rights to Serie A football for the next three seasons. The regulator said that Mediapro would have to play the role of intermediary and ensure that […]

Eleven secures top-tier German and Italian football for Belgian market

Sports network Eleven Sports has secured exclusive rights to German top-tier football in Belgium. Eleven sports has acquired live and exclusive Bundesliga rights for the next three seasons in an agreement with IMG. The deal will include exclusive highlights and near-live clips for social media as well as giving Eleven subscribers in Belgium access to […]

Spain’s Mediapro takes Italy’s Serie A rights from Sky and Mediaset

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro has secured the rights to Italian top-tier football from under the noses of Sky and Mediaset in a deal worth €3.15 billion for the next three seasons. Mediapro’s deal with the Italian football league to secure Serie A rights for the 2018-21 seasons has already provoked a response from Sky, which has […]

Eleven secures Serie A football streaming rights for Italy

Eleven Sports has secured live rights to Serie A football in Italy and will air three games live every match week on its Sportube streaming service during this season. Eleven has secured rights to show three live game each match week on mobile, tablet and online, starting with the Napoli-Cagliari, Benevento-Inter and Milan-Roma matches. According […]

Mediaset names ex-AC Milan chief as Premium president

Mediaset has named former AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani as the new president of its struggling pay TV arm, Mediaset Premium. Galliani, who joins managing director Marco Leonardi at the head of the pay TV outfit, led AC Milan for over 30 years, leaving in April this year following the sale of the football club […]

AGCOM closes more pirate sites

Italian regulator AGCOM has closed three sites that broadcaster Mediaset said were illegally streaming Serie A football coverage, to which the Italian broadcaster has the rights. AGCOM ordered the disabling of access to, and Mediaset said that illegal transmissions of its content were now down 60% compared with the peak of such […]

MTG takes Spanish, Italian, French football rights

Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired exclusive Nordic broadcast and online rights to top-flight football from Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A until 2018. At the same time, the European broadcaster has extended its exclusive rights to France’s Ligue 1 in Denmark and Norway until 2018 and has taken the rights to air the […]

NTV+ secures Serie A football

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has followed up its deal to acquire Ligue 1 French top-tier football rights with a deal for rights to Italy’s Serie A. NTV+ subscribers will be able to view matches from the Italian championship on the Match TV channel. NTV+ CEO Alexander Vronsky said that the deal would bring “one […]

Italy’s Lega Serie A opens tender for international rights

Italy’s Lega Serie A and its media rights adviser Infront Sports & Media have unveiled tender details for the international audio-visual rights relating to all events of the Serie A. The tender has been published on the Lega Serie A website, asking bidders to submit offers by 12.00 on October 15. Rights available, exploitable in […]