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Mediaset agrees distribution of free channels on Sky platform

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has made its flagship service Canale 5 available on Sky’s satellite platform after an absence of three years, the first step in making all free-to-air Mediaset channels available via the pay TV broadcaster. Canale 5 is now available on Sky’s channel 105 in HD. Mediaset said that the move was the first […]

Italian league rejects Mediapro’s €1.6bn guarantee for Serie A

Italy’s football league has rejected a €1.6 billion guarantee by Spanish broadcaster Mediapro that was designed to rescue its deal for Serie A rights in the country. The rejection from La Lega came after Mediapro yesterday formally accepted the demand made by the league for guarantees to take forward its successful bid for Serie A […]

Mediapro Serie A deal hits hurdle

Mediapro’s successful bid for Italian Serie A football rights has hit a significant hurdle after a Milan court suspended the award of rights to the Spanish broadcaster and producer. The court’s intervention followed a complaint by Sky against the Italian football league’s decision to accept Mediapro’s €1 billion-plus bid. Sky made the case that Mediapro […]

Mediaset combines pay TV activity with Sky in wide-ranging deal

Mediaset has struck a wide-ranging pay TV deal with Sky that puts a likely end to long-running speculation about a rapprochement with Vivendi. The deal announced at the end of last week will see Sky make nine cinema and TV series channels from Mediaset Premium available to its satellite customers at no additional charge, along […]

Sky Italia to launch fibre offering

Sky Italia has struck a long-term deal to launch a fibre-only broadband service from next year in partnership with Open Fiber. Sky said the agreement would drive growth in pay TV services alongside fibre. The broadband offering will be available alongside Sky’s existing services. The agreement with Open Fiber will give Sky access to a […]

Italian watchdog green-lights Mediapro Serie A deal

The Italian competition watchdog, the AGCM, has approved the award of Serie A rights to Spain’s Mediapro, despite opposition from Sky. The Catalan broadcaster and producer secured the exclusive rights to Serie A football for the next three seasons. The regulator said that Mediapro would have to play the role of intermediary and ensure that […]

Spain’s Mediapro takes Italy’s Serie A rights from Sky and Mediaset

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro has secured the rights to Italian top-tier football from under the noses of Sky and Mediaset in a deal worth €3.15 billion for the next three seasons. Mediapro’s deal with the Italian football league to secure Serie A rights for the 2018-21 seasons has already provoked a response from Sky, which has […]

Sky launching Sky Q in Italy

Sky is launching its Sky Q 4K UHD TV box in Italy. The advanced TV platform will enable Sky subscribers in Italy to view Sky content on multiple TVs another devices wirelessly in the home. Sky Italia CEO Andrea Zappia said that the launch of the advanced TV platform in the Italian market marked “a […]

Ginx Esports TV launches on Sky Italia

eSports channel Ginx Esports TV has launched in Italy on the Sky Italia platform. Ginx said the launch was its fourth in recent months following carriage deals in Northern and Southern Europe. The Moto GP17 Esport Championship Final takes place at Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana today, and Sky Italia is linking its […]

Report: Sky plans high-speed Italian broadband service

Sky is reportedly planning to offer a high-speed broadband service in Italy in a bid to compete with the likes of Telecom Italia. According to Bloomberg, the pay TV operator is in partnership talks with network operator Open Fiber about launching the service, which would let Sky offer multi-play TV, broadband and phone offerings in […]

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