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Mediaset expects football ad revenues to surpass €100m

Italian broadcasting group Mediaset is expecting to earn over €100 million in advertising revenues from its football coverage, reports daily Il Sole 24 Ore. During a meeting with journalists, CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi said that the 2020 budget closed “much above expectations”, while the one for 2021 “will be excellent”. He added that “ratings are […]

July 2, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Poland: Eleven Sports extends Serie A rights

Eleven Sports will continue to bring Serie A football to fans in Poland until 2023/24, following the signing of a new three-year deal. The agreement was brokered by Infront, Serie A’s exclusive international media rights partner. In addition to serving up live matchdays, Eleven Poland will bring fans the latest Serie A news and goals […]

June 29, 2021

Rakuten TV launching free women’s football docuseries

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has announced the stars of their new sports free documentary series Champions, which features six European leading women’s football players. With women’s football enjoying a sharp rise in popularity in recent years, the documentary series will explore the highs and lows of the sport. Leading players from a selection […]

June 10, 2021

Italy: DAZN triples subscription price

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has increased the price of its subscription fee in Italy from €9.99 per month to €29.99 after acquiring the majority of the rights to Serie A football in the country. The price hike will come into effect from July 1st. Current customers of the streaming platform will be offered the […]

June 7, 2021

Sky Italia appeals DAZN winning Serie A rights

Sky Italia has lodged an appeal with the Milan Court against the awarding of the 2021-2024 Serie A TV rights to DAZN. In its appeal, the Italian pay-TV broadcaster alleges the violation of the so-called ‘Melandri Law’ that prohibits a single operator from acquiring all the rights to the Italian football league matches. Last month, […]

April 23, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Telecom Italia backs DAZN Serie A bid

Telecom Italia has reached an agreement with DAZN to provide backing in its bid to obtain the TV rights to Italian Serie A football for the 2021-2024 seasons. The deal, subject to conditions, would see Telecom Italia providing distribution and technological support to the streaming platform, in addition to around €1 billion in financing, according […]

February 23, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Amazon orders All or Nothing: Juventus

Amazon Prime Video and Juventus Football Club have announced a new Italian Amazon Original exclusive behind-the-scenes docu-series, All or Nothing: Juventus, following the team through the current 2020/21 season. The new series will launch exclusively on Prime Video later this year in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. All or Nothing: Juventus will take […]

February 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: Pandemic’s “devastating impacts” on European football

The devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are clearly reflected by the financial performance indicators of the champions of Europe’s six prominent leagues in the past season, according to The European Champions Report 2021 from consultancy firm KPMG’s Football Benchmark team. All six champions scrutinised in the report have now recorded a decrease in their […]

January 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Italy: Amazon scores Champions League rights

Amazon has acquired the rights to show UEFA Champions League in Italy for the first time. Amazon will stream 16 matches through its Prime Video platform on Wednesday nights, along with the UEFA Super Cup, for three seasons from 2021/22. Rumours of Amazon’s interest originally emerged in October, but now the deal has been confirmed […]

December 18, 2020

OneFootball acquires Dugout

In a move that it says will form the world’s largest owned and operated digital football media business, football media platform OneFootball has acquired digital media company Dugout. It says the acquisition will put fans at the heart of the football ecosystem, bringing Dugout’s global video expertise, network and distribution to OneFootball, uniting the businesses […]

December 15, 2020