Sky Italia

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 […]

Eutelsat secures “medium term” stability with Sky Italia renewal

Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has renewed its capacity contract with Sky Italia. The pair have been partnered since 2003, with Sky being described as the “pre-eminent anchor customer” on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite group, reaching five million Italian customers. Hotbird is positioned at 13°E over the Equator and with a transmitting footprint over Asia, Europe, North […]

Serie A allows Sky Italia broadcast despite payment dispute

Sky Italia will continue to broadcast Serie A after the league’s clubs agreed to not without the signal from the operator.  The pair had been at an impasse over rights fee payments, following Sky’s refusal to pay €131 million during the coronavirus shutdown. Last week, Sky was issued an injunction after the league appealed to […]

Sky Italia renews F1 deal

Sky Italia has announced a two-year extension of its broadcast rights deal with Formula One. The deal was initially set to end this year, but Sky will now broadcast the premiere racing competition through to the end of the 2022 season. As per its previous deal, Sky Italia will air live coverage from each practice […]

Sky launches broadband offer in Italy

Comcast-owned Sky has added broadband to its product portfolio in Italy. The operator already is an established name as an ISP in the UK and Ireland, but this marks Sky’s first attempt to offer broadband on the continent. Sky said that it will launch Sky WiFi – the moniker given to its triple play solution […]

Mediaset in move to block free-to-air football initiative

Italy’s Mediaset has sent a warning to the country’s top-tier football league, Serie A, not to provide matches free-to-view when the season resumes on June 20. According to local reports,pay TV operator Sky has shown willingness to respond to a call by sport minister Vincenzo Spadafora to make some matches available free-to-air by showing them […]

Sky Italia taps Linius for personalised TV

Pay TV operator Sky Italia has tapped technology outfit Linius Technologies to deliver a personalized TV trial for selected subscribers. Sky Italia will use Linius’ services to develop personalised channels for testing within its subscriber base. The initiative is expected to focus on Serie A content to begin with. Sky Italia will develop a closed […]

Italian court restores Sky Italia content restrictions

Three months after they were lifted, Italy’s top court has restored content restrictions on Sky Italia. In 2019, Italy’s competition watchdog imposed a three-year ban that stopped the pay TV operator from distributing exclusive content from Mediaset on its online platform. This was after the competition regulator gave a conditional green light to Sky’s agreement […]

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