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Sky, Love Nature expand content partnership

Sky and Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand with linear and streaming channels, have announced an extension of their content deal in support of Sky Nature, which originally launched in 2020 in the UK, and will now expand into Germany and Italy.  Sky customers in both new markets will now have access to Sky […]

September 20, 2021

Sky Italia: €690m losses in 2020

Sky Italia saw operating losses of €690 million in the financial year 2020, impacted by the effects of the pandemic, reports Italian daily Italia Oggi. Contributing to the lacklustre performance was the decline in revenues and services, dropping from €3.27 billion in 2019 to €2.88 billion in 2020. Turnover was affected by a reduction in […]

September 13, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Serie A big drop in TV viewers

The number of Italians watching Serie A football on their TV sets has dropped from an average of 6.7 million per weekend to just over 3.4 million in one year. The figures, published by Italian daily La Repubblica, relate to the first two rounds of Italy’s top football championship. However, they perhaps should not be […]

September 2, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DAZN launches DTT channel and TV Box in Italy

DAZN has launched a new DTT channel in Italy that will broadcast Serie A football matches, in addition to its existing streaming service. The DAZN Channel is available on channel position 409 and subscribers will be able to watch seven weekly matches broadcast exclusively by the sports streaming specialist. The other three weekly matches (Saturdays […]

August 19, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Duilio heads Sky Italia

Sky Italia has named Vodafone executive director Andrea Duilio as its new CEO. He will take up the role on September 6th. Duilio, 47, who heads Vodafone’s consumer business unit in Italy, will succeed Maximo Ibarra who stepped down in April and will report to Stephen van Rooyen, CEO of Sky’s UK and European operations. […]

July 27, 2021

Italy: Smart TV viewing up 39%

An estimated 22 million Italians watched content on a Smart TV in the period from October 1st 2020 to May 21st 2021 – a 39 per cent rise on the same period in 2019-2020. According to figures from the Studio Frasi Observatory, the overall audience dropped by 2.2 per cent, from 11.6 million to 11.3 […]

June 17, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

Italy deals major blows to IPTV pirates

Italy’s Financial Police, based in Milan, have identified and seized two illegal IPTV transmission centres located in Switzerland and Sicily. Some 22 Italians and two Swiss citizens have been accused of criminal association with a transnational character. Their activities consisted of the sale and distribution of decrypted audio/video streams to about 900 resellers whose proceeds […]

May 26, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

Cairo Communication to distribute DAZN channels on DTT

Italian media group Cairo Communication has reached an agreement with DAZN to host two pay-TV channels of the OTT broadcaster on its national DTT multiplex. According to Italian daily Milano Finanza, the distribution agreement is worth €3 million per year and will enable DAZN to ensure backup for its streaming services. The deal comes days […]

April 7, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome