Following some two months of negotiations, Sky Italia and DAZN have reached an agreement on the launch of the DAZN 1 satellite TV channel from September 20th.
The agreement will be valid until June 2021, which is when the current Italian TV rights for Serie A and Serie B football expire.
Sky subscribers in Italy will be able to watch a selection of content from DAZN, including the three weekly Serie A and two Serie B matches, as well as other international football matches (Liga, Ligue 1, FA Cup matches, English League Cup, Copa Libertadores, South American Cup, Major League Soccer and the Chinese and Japanese Championships).
DAZN 1 will be available to Sky Q, MySkyHD and SkyHD customers that subscribe onlne to the Sky-DAZN offer.
The channel will be offered at no additional cost to the estimated 1.5 million customers subscribing to the Sky Calcio and Sky Sport offer for more than 3 years. All other Sky subscribers will pay €7.99 per month (instead of €9.99)
The full DAZN service will still be available via the DAZN app on Sky Q or in streaming via supported connected devices.
“DAZN continues to invest in order to grow the platform and expand the offer of streaming content,” said Veronica Diquattro, DAZN’s executive vice president for Southern Europe. “At the same time, this agreement with Sky will allow an increasing number of fans, including those who live in Italian areas not yet perfectly served by an adequate technological infrastructure, to have access, through the channel, to a selection of the main events.”