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Italy: DAZN changes policy to tackle account sharing

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced changes to its pricing policy in Italy from September in an attempt to boost revenues and curb account sharing. The price of the Standard subscription will go up from €19.99 to €29.99 per month, a price that enables simultaneous access via two devices from the same home IP address. […]

June 10, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Serie A, WSC Sports partner on AI highlights

Lega Serie A, the top flight football league in Italy, has announced a three-year partnership with WSC Sports, a global player in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology, to automatically create highlights in real-time of all Serie A, Supercoppa Frecciarossa, and Coppa Italia Frecciarossa matches. WSC Sports’ machine learning technology analyses actions as they happen, […]

May 9, 2022

SES: “Significant growth for IP Switch”

SES has announced the increasing market momentum for its SES IP Switch solution driven by global consumer demand for viewing live sports and events, including football, American football, tennis, golf and judo. In Q4 2021, SES IP Switch saw an increase of 61 per cent in sports events served and an increase of 96 per […]

April 11, 2022

DAZN appoints Mascia as DACH CEO

DAZN Group, the sports entertainment company, has announced that Alice Mascia has been appointed to lead its operations in DACH. She will take up the role on May 1st. Mascia’s appointment follows the acquisition of Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League rights in the DACH region, along with other major football rights like Italy’s Serie A […]

April 6, 2022

Eleven Italy, OneFootball sign Serie C deal

Eleven Italy and OneFootball have announced a distribution partnership for Serie C to make Italian football’s third tier more accessible to fans. The deal will see OneFootball supplement Eleven’s package of Serie C football with a mix of paid and free content. The distribution agreement begins immediately will run until the end of the 2022-23 […]

March 16, 2022

SN1, Content Arena record international TV coverage for Lega Basket

Lega Basket Serie A has announced a record in the international TV coverage of the 2021/22 LBA Serie A UnipolSai season thanks to 3 new agreements brokered by sports and media consultancy SN1 Trading and Content Arena, the software partner for media rights sales. In Europe, the league gained a new partner in Best4Sport, a […]

February 28, 2022

Canela Media closes $32m Series A funding

Canela Media, a digital media technology company, has announced the completion of an oversubscribed $32 million (€28.6m) Series A funding round. The investment was co-led by Acrew Capital and Angeles Investors with participation from Link Ventures, TEGNA Ventures and Samsung NEXT. BMO Harris Bank provided an additional $10 million of capital. In addition, existing investors […]

February 25, 2022

Blavatnik $4.3bn refinancing for DAZN

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has agreed new financing arrangements with Access Industries, the holding company owned by billionaire investor Sir Len Blavatnik. As part of a recapitalisation, Access Industries subscribed for $4.3 billion (€3.79bn) of new shares in the Group’s topco, DAZN Group Limited, converting existing preference shares and retiring shareholder loans. This left […]

February 21, 2022

Italian Football Federation signs on with WSC Sports

Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC), the Italian Football Federation, has announced a 3-year collaboration with WSC Sports, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology, to create AI-powered highlights of the Serie A TimVision, the highest league of women’s football in Italy. FIGC will be using WSC Sports’ full suite of automation tools […]

February 2, 2022

Serie A extends Friend MTS partnership

Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has confirmed a three-season extension with Lega Serie A, marking a decade-long partnership as provider of anti-piracy services for Italian football’s top tier. As part of the Italian league’s wider ‘Piracy Kills Football’ initiative to combat content theft and video piracy, Friend MTS’s global monitoring services provide real-time identification […]

January 26, 2022By Colin Mann