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Italy challenges ‘digital mafias’

Italy’s Camera dei deputati  (Chamber of Deputies), the lower house of the Italian Parliament, has approved in its first reading and unanimously new measures to fight the illegal distribution of copyright-protected content. The initiative brings on board the Communication Authority (AgCom), the National Cybersecurity Agency and Internet Service Providers. The target of the new anti-piracy […]

March 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: 15.3m SVoD users

The number of unique users of SVoD platform users in Italy amounted to 15.3 million in September 2022, a drop of 287,000 users year-on-year, according to the Communications Authority (AgCom). Netflix had 8.9 million average unique users (+4.2 per cent), followed by Prime Video with 6.4 million (+11.5 per cent), Disney+ with 3.4 million (+41.7 […]

January 3, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy extends content quotas to streamers

A new regulation approved by Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) will extend the investment obligations in European audio-visual content and independent productions to streaming platforms based abroad. According to the regulator, the regulation, which replaces the one adopted in 2019, was subject to public consultation and took into account the comments that emerged during the hearings […]

December 16, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: ‘Instant blocking’ of illegal streams

Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) plans to intensify its crackdown on online piracy by introducing instant IP blocking. The regulator is aiming to modify resolution 680 dating back to 2013 that governs the blocking of illegal content. Currently, a precautionary order must be adopted by AgCom within three days of receipt of the complaint by the […]

December 15, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italian TV audiences continued to decrease in H1

The average day TV audience (DTT and satellite) in Italy during H1 2022 amounted to 8.87 million, down 10.4 per cent year-on-year, while in prime time it dropped by 11.9 per cent to 20.67 million. The data comes from the latest report by Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom). In June 2022 alone, the average day TV […]

November 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Outcry in Italy over DAZN football outages

Reception problems for DAZN’s Italian Serie A football coverage on the opening weekend of the season have led to an outcry across Italy, including from the political world. Subscribers to the streaming platform had difficulty logging in to watch four matches of the new football season. As the problems became more widespread on August 14th, […]

August 16, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italian VoD users reach 16.1m

The number of unique users of SVoD platforms in Italy reached 16.1 million in March 2022, a growth of 1.6 million on the same month in 2021, according to the Q1 report of Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom). On average, Netflix recorded 9.2 million unique users (+5.5 per cent y/y), followed by Amazon Prime with 7 […]

August 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italian TV revenues up 4.1%

The Italian TV market in 2021 saw an upswing in revenues (+4.1 per cent) to €7.9 billion, according to the annual report of the National Communications Authority (AgCom). Growth was driven by FTA as advertising sales recovered, reaching €4.8 billion and increasing share of total revenues to 39.1 per cent, from 35.9 per cent a […]

August 1, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Only Rai sees audience growth in 2021

Rai was the only major Italian broadcaster to register an audience growth in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to data published by the Communications Authority (AgCom). The public broadcaster had an average daily audience share of 36 per cent (+0.8 per cent), ahead of Mediaset with 31.9 per cent (-0.2 per cent), Discovery […]

May 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italian regulator cuts DAZN ratings by over 50%

Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) claims that sports streaming platform DAZN inflated its viewing figures by over 50 per cent. This is the conclusion of an investigation launched by AgCom last September “to verify the methodology used by DAZN to measure the audience of Serie A football in order to ascertain the reliability of the data […]

February 11, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome