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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

Data: Italy TV audiences lowest in 10 years

Italian TV audiences have continued to drop, reaching the lowest numbers in a decade in December 2021. Data from Studio Frasi reveals that the negative performance was recorded for both average daily audience figures (10.2 million, -1.6 million on December 2020) as well as in prime time (22.9 million, -3.8 million compared to December 2020 […]

January 17, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Sky Italia faces antitrust probe

Italy’s antitrust body has opened an inquiry on Sky Italia and its concurrent activities in the media and telecommunications markets. According to the Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCom), the inquiry concerns in particular Sky Italia Holdings “because of the activities carried out through directly or indirectly controlled companies in these markets”. In […]

December 16, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome