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 […]

Vivendi ups price tag for TIM landline network

Vivendi wants €31 billion from the sale of TIM’s landline network, a new report has said. The Italian telco is currently exploring a deal to sell its landline network, and has agreed a preliminary deal for its fixed network assets with its second biggest investor CDP. At the time, it was reported that TIM valued […]

Italian watchdog rejects proposals from DAZN and TIM over Serie A probe

The Italian antitrust body has rejected proposals from DAZN and TIM to curb its probe into the pair’s deal to distribute Serie A matches in Italy. According to Reuters, new documents shown on Monday show that both TIM and DAZN submitted proposals in an effort to convince the regulator that the partnership would not negatively […]

TIM and CDP strike deal to combine operator’s fixed network assets with Open Fiber

Telecom Italia (TIM) has agreed a deal with Italian state investor CDP to combine its fixed network assets with Open Fiber. The tie-up aims to create an ultra-fast broadband network across Italy, a country that has historically been plagued by coverage issues in mountainous and rural areas.  The preliminary agreement between TIM and CDP also […]

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 […]

Serie A brings live football to the metaverse

Italian top flight football league Serie A has become the first league in the sport to broadcast a match on the metaverse. AC Milan’s 1-0 victory over ACF Fiorentina last weekend was made available to viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in The Nemesis metaverse. To power the broadcast, Serie A […]

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 […]

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 […]

CVC offers to buy minority stake in TIM’s enterprise business

CVC Capital Partners, the investment firm which earlier this month bought a stake in rugby’s Six Nations for £365 million, has offered to buy up to 49% of Telecom Italia (TIM)’s enterprise business. Interest in TIM is high, with the operator opening talks with US fund KKR over its €10.8 billion takeover attempt earlier this […]

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