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Italy: Football TV ratings plummet

Italian Serie A football clubs lost between 20 and 50 per cent of their TV audience during the first half of the  season, compared to a year earlier. The figures come from Auditel data, published by local daily Italia Oggi. The country’s top football club, Juventus, saw its audience fall by nearly 50 per cent, […]

February 21, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: 4.4m pay-TV subs for Serie A football

Around 4.4 million Italians have signed up to pay-TV platforms to watch top flight football, according to Lega Serie A data published by daily Il Sole 24 Ore. Of the total, Sky Italia has 2.48 million subscriptions for its Football and Sports packages, while DAZN has 1.95 million. This compares to last year’s figures of […]

October 25, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Serie A big drop in TV viewers

The number of Italians watching Serie A football on their TV sets has dropped from an average of 6.7 million per weekend to just over 3.4 million in one year. The figures, published by Italian daily La Repubblica, relate to the first two rounds of Italy’s top football championship. However, they perhaps should not be […]

September 2, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Canada: fuboTV acquires Serie A rights

fuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform, has acquired the exclusive rights for Coppa Italia and the exclusive English language rights for Serie A in Canada. The two new multi-year agreements bolster fuboTV’s position as the premier football streaming platform in Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Coppa Italia agreement includes a […]

August 19, 2021

Spain: Movistar+ extends Serie A rights

Movistar+ has extended its agreement with Serie A, the Italian top flight football league, for a further three seasons, through to 2023/24. In a press statement, Movistar+ said it has “established itself as a key ally in the sustainability of sport. Agreements with the leading national and international sports partners (UEFA, LaLiga, RFEF, ACB, NBA, […]

August 18, 2021

Sky Italia given deadline for Serie A payment

Italy’s Serie A has set a July 12th deadline for Sky Italia to pay the last instalment for the TV rights, otherwise it faces a football blackout until the end of the season. Much like the English Premier League, the season restarted last week, and is currenly scheduled to end on August 2nd. The pay-TV […]

June 25, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome