Telecom Italia

TIM reorganises management with technology and strategy chiefs to go

Telecom Italia (TIM) is reorganising its management, with Nicola Grassi, chief technology and operations officer, and Carlo Nardello, chief strategy, business development and transformation officer, both to leave the Company. Grassi’s role will be merged into a new chief network, operations and wholesale office function assigned to Stefano Siragusa who will take on the role […]

Vivendi ‘open’ to TIM network carve out

Vivendi has indicated that it may be open to the Italian state taking control of Telecom Italia’s (TIM) network infrastructure, a likely preliminary to the acquisition of TIM by US-based private equity outfit KKR. A Vivendi spokesperson told La Repubblica newspaper that the French company was interested in any outcome that promoted the efficiency of […]

Telecom Italia rolls out Android TV boxes from Technicolor

Telecom Italia (TIM) is rolling out advanced Android TV set-top boxes from Technicolor to support its TV service. TIM will tap the capabilities of the box to provide Italian households with access to premium services offered by broadcasters and over-the-top providers, including Netflix, Amazon, Infinity, Disney+ and DAZN. The STBs are based on Technicolor Connected […]

DAZN hit by Serie A problems as Sky, TIM reach agreements on bars

Sports streamer DAZN has begun streaming coverage of Italian Serie A football to the Italian domestic audience, but not without attracting criticism for the quality of its transmissions. The debut, featuring a match between Inter and Genoa, was hit by technical problems for around 10 minutes, attracting the wrath of social media users and of […]

TIM profits fall 

Telecom Italia (TIM) has seen its Q2 profits fall by 7.4%, the operator has said. The decline was attributed to losses in key domestic markets, while core domestic revenues fell 1% year-on-year to €3.13 billion. This was slightly above the analyst predictions of €3.11 billion euros. The operator’s EBITDA after lease costs fell to €1.43 […]

DAZN turns to Mediaset for advertising sales in Italy

Streaming service DAZN has struck a deal with Mediaset’s advertising arm, Digitalia’08 for the latter to represent it for the next three years. DAZN holds the rights to Serie A football, which will be streamed via Telecom Italia’s network, with 380 matches a season to be offered to subscribers, including seven matches a day to […]

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 […]

TIM chief pours cold water on potential Mediaset stake in fibre network

Telecom Italia (TIM) CEO Luigi Gubitosi has dampened expectations that Mediaset might take a stake in the new Italian single fibre network operator announced last week. Speaking at the Ambrosetti Forum even in Cernobbio, Gubitosi said that expressions of interest from third parties would be “evaluated” but that the advantages of a content company participating […]

Telecom Italia agrees to create single national fibre infrastructure

Telecom Italia’s (TIM) board has approved an agreement with private equity outfit KKR Infrastructure and Swisscom-owned service provider Fastweb and a letter of intent with CDP Equity to create a single combined fibre network in Italy. As part of a complex weave of transactions, TIM, KKR Infrastructure and Fastweb will create a new company into […]

Italian court rejects Vivendi move to overturn restriction on Mediaset stake

Vivendi has suffered a setback on one front in its ongoing legal war with Mediaset, after the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (TAR) rejected an attempt to overturn regulator AGCOM’s ruling that its ownership stake in Mediaset is in breach of the country’s controversial TUSMAR law against holding simultaneous stakes in media and telecom companies. The […]

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