Serie A

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 […]

Mediaset breathes sigh of relief as it secures Serie A rights

Italy’s Mediaset has expressed “great satisfaction at the balanced outcome” of Italy’s football clubs’ allocation of rights to Serie A matches for the 2015-18 seasons after it secured digital-terrestrial rights to matches of the eight leading teams in the face of what it saw as a threat to allocate both major packages to Sky Italia. […]

IMG Media bids €3 billion for Serie A rights

Sports and fashion media business IMG Media has reportedly offered €3 billion to the Italian football league to secure the rights to advise and manage TV rights for the Serie A.  According to Italian press reports, IMG Media put in the offer for the three seasons from 2015 to 2018 and said it could extend […]

nc+ and Orange Sport share Polish rights to Serie A

Polish pay TV platform nc+ has secured rights to show Italian Serie A football for the next two seasons. Some matches from the 2013-14 season will also be shown on Orange Sport in Poland.  On nc+ Serie A matches will be aired on the nSport and Canal+ channels. Nc+ already holds rights to a number […]

Sky Italia and Mediaset bag Serie A rights

Italian pay TV operator Sky Italia and broadcaster Mediaset have had their bids for the broadcast rights to top football league Serie A accepted, according to various reports. Lega Calcio, the governing body of Italy’s soccer leagues, invited bids for three seasons covering 2012-2015. The new deal with News Corp’s Sky Italia will see the […]

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