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Sky Italia secures reversal of ban on exclusive Mediaset online deal

Sky Italia has secured a lifting of restrictions imposed on it by the Italian competition regulator over its deal with Mediaset. The watchdog last year imposed a three-year ban that stopped the pay TV operator from distributing exclusive content from Mediaset on its online platform. A regional administrative court has overturned the ban, which relates […]

Sky considering broadcasting Derby d’Italia on free-to-air amid coronavirus scare

First plays third when Inter Milan travels to Juventus on March 1 in one of the biggest Serie A games of the season (known as Derby d’Italia), and Sky Italia is considering broadcasting the fixture on free-to-air channel TV8.  In light of the ongoing spread of coronavirus (which has at time of writing has seen […]

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia extend distribution deal to 12 channels

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia have announced a multi-year extension of their deal in Italy. The arrangement will see Paramount Network, Spike and VH1 added to Sky, bringing the total number of ViacomCBS-branded channels on Sky platforms in Italy to 12. This includes localised versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Italian kids’ channel […]

Serie A delays Mediapro decision to October 14

The Italian football league has once again delayed its decision on Mediapro’s bid for Serie A rights.  The body had initially set a deadline of September 30, which was delayed by a week to October 7. This latest delay adds another week to that, with the new deadline set for October 14. The extra time […]

Sky Italia launches dishless Sky Q

Sky Italia’s Sky Q Fibra service has officially launched. This offers subscribers who do not want to or cannot install a satellite an almost complete version of the Sky Q experience over fibre broadband. Channels are streamed through the set-top box. A statement from the operator said that the new service has been launched to […]

Sky Italia chooses Harmonic cloud media processing for OTT

Sky Italia has tapped Harmonic to provide its cloud-native media processing software and content-aware encoding technology for its OTT streaming services. The Harmonic solution is integrated into the Sky Italia hybrid cloud software-defined streaming platform. Sky Italia’s solution for its linear video streaming platform is based on Kubernetes and microservices to serve event-based and 24/7 […]

Rai loses last appeal on Sky football decision

Italian public broadcaster Rai has lost a second appeal against an earlier court decision that allowed pay TV broadcaster Sky to rescind a deal that would have seen the broadcaster air free-to-view top tier international football in favour of commercial broadcaster Mediaset. The latest court ruling clears the way for Mediaset to air free-to-view matches, […]

TIMVision to offer Serie A with Sky Now TV Ticket Sport agreement

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck a deal with Sky Italia to add the latter’s Now TV Ticket Sport offering to its TIMVision service. The deal means that TIMVision subscribers will now be able to watch Serie A football along with key international matches along with TIM’s own entertainment services, including exclusive films and TV series. […]

Sky Italia in talks to launch DAZN channel

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is reportedly in talks with Sky Italia to launch a channel on the pay TV platform. As reported by Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, negotiations are apparently at an advanced stage, with only details such as costs and conditions for Sky customers remaining to be sorted. In Italy, DAZN owns rights […]

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