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CVC consortium closes in on Serie A stake

Italy’s Serie A has started exclusive talks with a consortium of private equity funds to sell a 10 per cent stake in the Newco that will manage the TV rights. The consortium led by CVC and consisting of Advent and FSI beat out competition from Bain-NB Renaissance and Fortress, whose bid arrived only 24 hours […]

October 14, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

BT Sport reveals Champions League return plans

BT Sport has announced its plans for ‘Club 2020’ as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League return on August 5th. The finals of both competitions will once again be available for free on YouTube. Club 2020 will provide fans a knockout tournament featuring 26 games in just 19 days. All games will be broadcast […]

July 29, 2020

Twitch launches sports channel

Twitch, the Amazon owned streaming service, has launched a dedicated sports content channel. La Liga football team Real Madrid along with Italian Serie A leaders Juventus, French champions Paris Saint-Germain and London football giants Arsenal will all be expanding their live content on the platform. Initially, Twitch will collaborate with each club on the production of […]

July 23, 2020

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

BT Sport to air Coppa Italia Final

Tonight (June 17th) on BT Sport 2, Italian giants Juventus, led by former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, will go in search of a 14th Coppa Italia. Standing in their way is Sarri’s former club, Napoli. Viewers will be able to watch a Juventus line up which is likely to include Cristiano Ronaldo, Paolo Dybala along […]

June 17, 2020

BT Sport scores Turkish Super Lig; Coppa Italia returns

BT Sport has secured the rights to broadcast the Turkish Super Lig in the UK and Ireland, beginning with Goztepe v Trabzonspor tonight (June 12th). The Turkish top division, which resumes following a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, features the tightest title race in Europe with four teams separated by just four points who […]

June 12, 2020