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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

Mediaset wins Champions League FTA and streaming

Italian broadcasting group Mediaset has acquired the streaming rights for 104 matches from the UEFA Champions League during the 2021-2024 seasons. According to Italian news agency Radicor, Sky Italia and Mediaset have snatched up the most important Italian TV rights packages for Europe’s premier football competition. Besides the streaming rights, Mediaset also obtained the exclusive […]

January 19, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

Serie A clubs greenlight €1.7bn bid from private equity funds

Italy’s Serie A football clubs have unanimously approved a €1.7 billion bid from private equity funds CVC, Advent and FSI for a 10 per cent stake in the media company that will manage and market the TV rights. However, Serie A president, Paolo de Pino, pointed out that a non-binding agreement regards the financial aspects […]

November 20, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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