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Paramount+ to launch on Sky across Europe

Paramount+ is to launch on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria next year as part of a new multi-year distribution agreement that also includes the extended carriage of ViacomCBS’ portfolio of pay TV channels and the renewal of Sky as an ad sales partner in select markets. Paramount+ is the […]

Sky Italia turns to Vodafone’s Andrea Duilio as new CEO

Sky Italia has announced that Vodafone executive director Andrea Duilio will take over as CEO in September. Duilio will succeed Maximo Ibarra who stepped down in April. He currently heads up Vodafone’s consumer business unit and has spent two decades in a number of roles within the business. He is noted for spearheading Vodafone’s digital […]

Watchdog opens investigation into DAZN-TIM deal

Italy’s antitrust regulator has opened a formal probe into the deal between DAZN and TIM. Announced prior to DAZN’s ‘historic’ Serie A rights win, the deal with TIM provides the operator with exclusive access to the streamer as the only telco that can offer its customers a subscription.  The deal has been met by resistance […]

Serie A agrees secondary rights deal with Sky as broadcaster drops appeal

Italy’s Serie A has agreed a secondary rights deal with Sky Italia. The three-year deal, worth an estimated €262.5 million over the contract’s duration, will see Sky broadcast 114 matches per season. This translates to three fixtures per round on Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon and Monday night. Announcement follows the March award of 266 matches […]

Serie A delays secondary rights award following Sky appeal

Serie A has delayed its decision on the award of a secondary rights package of live domestic rights. The main package was awarded to DAZN in a deal branded as ‘historic’ in March, but Sky quickly moved to appeal against the decision on the grounds that the league had disproportionately allocated the rights to a […]

Sky Italia contests DAZN’s Serie A deal

Sky Italia is contesting the award of exclusive Serie A football rights to DAZN, with a call for a Milan court to block the deal on antitrust grounds and an initial hearing set for May 5. According to financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore, Sky is contesting the deal between Serie A and the streaming […]

Sky Italia MD and programming chief to leave

Sky Italia’s MD Maximo Ibarra and programming chief Nicola Maccanico are set to leave the Comcast-owned pay TV operator. The exits come after Sky Italia failed to win rights to the Serie A football league, losing out to streaming service DAZN. Ibarra had been at the helm since 2019 but is leaving in July to […]

Sky Italia to cut workforce by 25%

Sky is set to reduce its Italian workforce by 25% in a four-year reorganisation plan. National unions Slc Cgil, Fistel Cisl and Uilcom issued a statement on the planned redundancies, confirming a number of local reports. The job cuts are part of a cost-cutting overhaul which is expected to yield savings of about €300 million. […]

Sky complains to Serie A over DAZN bid, raises concerns over TIM deal

Sky Italia has complained to Serie A over DAZN’s bid for the top flight football league’s rights. The operator has sent a letter to the league organisers, in which it complains that an established deal between TIM and DAZN would harm competition. The partnership, confirmed this week by TIM, will see the company serve as […]

Amazon eyes Italian Champions League rights

Amazon is reportedly eyeing a bid for the UEFA Champions League rights in Italy. According to Milano Finanza, the ecommerce giant is considering whether to take on Sky Italia in the bidding, with the Comcast-owned operator currently in the middle of a three-year €300 million rights deal for the Champions League and Europa League which […]

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