Sky Italia

Sky Glass goes on sale in Italy

Sky Glass, the pay TV operator’s integrated smart TV, has gone on sale in Italy. The Italian launch, which comes 11 months after Sky Glass started selling in the UK, will see smart TVs on sale, priced from €697 for a 43-inch model, €995 for a 55-inch version and €1,293 for a 65-inch model. Buyers […]

Sky Italia and DAZN forge streaming and TV partnership

Pay TV giant Sky and sports streamer DAZN have signed an agreement in Italy that makes DAZN’s app available on Sky Q from August 8. The deal will also allow Sky subscribers to access the Zona DAZN channel via the Sky decoder for a special rate, offering seven DAZN exclusive Serie A TIM matches per round and a selection […]

7.7 million Spaniards watch Champions League Final

Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions League Final victory over Liverpool was Spain’s most watched iteration of the final since 2014. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE said that it attracted an average audience of 7.7 million viewers, translating to a 52.8% share of all TV viewing. Viewership peaked at 8.7 million on La 1, while just shy of […]

Sky Italia exec heads to Fremantle

Fremantle has hired an exec from Sky Italia to explore new routes to market for the global production and distribution outfit. Gabriella Carriere will become group head of strategy and has a remit to develop “new and innovative routes to market, business models and monetisation opportunities.” She reports into Andrea Scrosati, another former Sky Italia exec who […]

Women’s Six Nations broadcasters to show all matches in boost to competition

Every match of the upcoming Women’s Six Nations will be broadcast for the first time. While the competition has been shown in participating nations, matches have historically only been shown when that nation’s team is playing.  France TV, the BBC and S4C in the UK, RTE and Virgin Media In Ireland and Sky Italia have […]

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 […]

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