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Mediaset renews TV rights for Coppa Italia

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has renewed its rights to broadcast the Coppa Italia and Super Cup domestically for the next three seasons, starting from 2023-24.  The deal is worth approximately €56 million per season, for a total of €168 million. Mediaset’s offer beat off a lower offer from Rai, the Italian public broadcaster. This is a […]

October 31, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: DAZN, Sky renew Serie A rights

The partnership between DAZN and Lega Serie A has been reconfirmed in Italy, with the entire Serie A TIM available to watch on DAZN until 2029. Italian football fans can watch every Serie A TIM match live on DAZN, with seven exclusive matches (266 out of 380 matches per season) and three co-exclusive matches with […]

October 23, 2023

Deltatre renews Juventus FC deal

Deltatre, a specialist in OTT, digital and data technology for media and sport, has announced a renewed deal with Italian football team, Juventus FC. The partnership, which first began in 2020, will see Deltatre continue to work across the Serie A team’s digital ecosystem, providing the technology that powers Juventus’ website and app. In 2020, […]

October 23, 2023

Italy: Oaktree bids for Serie A TV rights

US global asset management firm Oaktree Capital Management has submitted a €1 billion-plus bid for the Italian Serie A TV rights, according to reports. Oaktree is seeking to take a significant stake in a new TV venture run by Italy’s Serie A football league, which would be the first time a major European sport would […]

October 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Serie A ‘go alone’ if rights bids disappoint

Serie A could launch its own service to stream matches in Italy live if broadcasters currently bidding for rights do not improve their offers, the head of the top flight Italian football league has said. Domestic broadcast rights are a key source of revenue for Serie A clubs. The league has delayed a decision on […]

September 5, 2023

Starzplay ready for Serie A kick off

Football is back this weekend on Starzplay Sports as the new Serie A season kicks off on August 19th. All 380 matches will be broadcast across two channels dedicated to the league, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 & 2 Premium which are exclusively on Starzplay Sports. The first match on the opening day of the 2023/24 […]

August 17, 2023

Starzplay launches MENA Fantasy Sports game

Starzplay, the MENA VoD service, has launched Starzplay Fantasy Sports, a free-to-play Web 3.0 fantasy sports game. Starzplay Fantasy Sports, launched ahead of the new 2023/24 Serie A season, will be exclusively available on StarzplaySports. Players can make predictions around live Serie A matches and other regional leagues, from forecasting scores and possession percentages to […]

August 15, 2023

Analysis: DAZN Spain’s 10th most-used SVoD

DAZN’s media rights strategy has fuelled continued growth and seen it soar to the tenth most-watched streaming video service in Spain for the first time, according to Consumer research from Ampere Analysis. It is also in eleventh place in Italy, where it holds exclusive rights to the majority of games for the flagship football league, […]

May 11, 2023

DAZN opens Network Operation Centre in Italy

DAZN Italia has opened a Network Operation Centre (NOC) in Cologno Monzese (Milan) to monitor network performance and streaming quality. Before the setting up of the Italian NOC, these tasks were carried out by DAZN’s Network Operation Centre Global, which is located in Leeds, UK. Before a football match, the NOC controls the allocation of […]

March 29, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Serie A mulls Sky Italia acquisition

Italy’s top-flight football league Serie A is considering a purchase of Sky Italia. The move is understood to be one of two items being discussed at a meeting of the clubs, according to daily La Stampa. One is the next auction for TV rights and negotiations with investment funds and banks that have offered to […]

March 13, 2023By Colin Mann