Telecom Italia

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 […]

TIM signs new agreement with Open Fiber

Telecom Italia (TIM) has signed a new agreement with fibre operators Open Fiber that allows for the reuse network infrastructure in ‘white areas’, where the development of fibre has been financed by public expenditure. TIM said the agreement marked the beginning of a new phase in the relations between the main Italian infrastructure operators, and […]

Iliad Telecom reportedly interested in TIM services arm bid

Xavier Niel’s Iliad Telecom is interested in making a bid for the services division of Telecom Italia (TIM), according to various Italian press reports. The reports suggest that Iliad, already a player in the Italian market with a base of around 8.5 million mobile users, could team up with private equity outfit Apax to launch […]

Telecom Italia says no to KKR

Telecom Italia (TIM) has, as expected, rejected KKR’s call for it to open its books, effectively ruling out a bid from the investment outfit. KKR had said it could not table a bid without due diligence in advance. In a letter to TIM, the company cited TIM’s profit warning in December and lower-than-expected annual results, […]

TIM begins Open Fiber talks with CDP Equity as KKR bid prospect fades

Telecom Italia (TIM) has revealed that it has signed a non-disclosure agreement with CDP Equity S.p.A. to initiate preliminary discussions about the integration of TIM’s network with the network of Open Fiber, in which CDP Equity holds a 60% stake. “The purpose of the agreement signed today is to start negotiations with the goal of […]

TIM sets aside €548m for risks associated with DAZN deal

Telecom Italia (TIM) has set aside €548 million to cover contractual risks associated with its agreement with sports streamer DAZN, holder of Serie A football rights in Italy. TIM’s provision includes accrual of the net present value of the negative margin associated with the partnership. Under its agreement with DAZN, the latter provides coverage of […]

Italian government wants say on TIM takeover

The Italian government has said that it wants to control TIM’s key strategic assets in the event of any takeover.  The leading Italian operator, which owns the country’s largest telecoms infrastructure, received a €10.8 billion approach from US-based investment company KKR in late 2021. The deal would take the financially struggling TIM private, offering a […]

Telecom Italia delivers live sports over mABR with Broadpeak

Content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technology provider is working with Telecom Italia (TIM) to enable live sports streaming using multicast ABR (mABR) technology. Using Broadpeak’s mABR solution, TIM says it is delivering live third-party sports content to subscribers with an improved Quality of Experience. Broadpeak’s mABR solution includes the BkE200 transcaster server, nanoCDN […]

TIM fires profit warning as DAZN football deal underperforms

Telecom Italia (TIM) has downgraded its earnings forecast for the current financial year after its Serie A partnership with streaming service DAZN failed to fulfil early expectations. TIM says that organic EBITDAaL for its domestic business unit is expected to decrease in the low teens, a worsening from the forecast communicated last October of a […]

Telecom Italia’s FiberCop secures new partner

Telecom italia (TIM Group) fibre infrastructure operator FiberCop has signed an agreement with internet service provider Netoip that will see the fibre-to-the-home access market developed through Netoip’s involvement in the FiberCop network co-investment project. On the basis of the agreement, Netoip will use the fibre optic secondary access network up to FiberCop’s homes to develop FTTH in nine municipalities […]

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