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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 […]

Serie A postpones decision on Mediapro offer

Italy’s Serie A has pushed back a decision on whether to accept Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro’s bid for top-tier football rights for the 2021-24 seasons. Mediapro, which was involved in an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the 2018-21 rights, has tabled €1.15 billion per season for the rights to matches for the three years from […]

Italian court rejects Rai appeal over Champions League

An Italian court has rejected an appeal by public broadcaster Rai over a disputed right to show Champions League football matches free-to-air, paving the way for an agreement between Sky and Mediaset to divide up matches between them to go ahead. Sky secured rights to the Champions League for the 2018-21 seasons in June 3017 […]

Sky Italia confirms Ibarra as CEO

Sky Italia has confirmed that KPN chief executive Maximo Ibarra is to be its new CEO. Confirmation of the appointment was widely expected after Ibarra resigned his position with the Dutch telco on Monday. KPN said that he had decided to leave after just over a year in the job for pressing family reasons and […]

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