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Serie A's chief executive Luigi De Siervo told SportBusiness Media the league is aiming to earn between €400m to €500m per season after changes to the Melandri law.

S Nation Media has burst on to the scene this year, hoovering up rights to multiple sports properties in Germany. Frank Dunne assesses the challenges and opportunities facing the new platform.

Sky Italia is thought to have paid a significant increase to renew its rights to Wimbledon in a defensive move after losing the main package of Serie A rights to DAZN.
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Will Apple prove the right partner to bring MLS to the masses? Frank Dunne takes a deep dive into a brave but necessary gamble.

Frank Dunne takes a close look at CVC, which has become the sport's industry's go-to private equity partner due to its aggressive investment strategy and appetite for risk.

Fifa, world football’s governing body, today (Tuesday) launched a free, ad-funded streaming service which will carry over 40,000 live international and club matches per year, all Fifa archive content a…
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Apple’s first foray into sport may appear similar to Amazon’s low-cost experimentation, but the tech giant plans to accelerate into a wide-ranging premium sports strategy.

Italy’s Serie A will continue to make its matches available for free on YouTube in the Middle East and North Africa for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, despite receiving bids from broadcasters in the region.

Key media rights deals expire this year in the US, F1’s most important emerging market, as well as mature and lucrative markets such as Italy, Brazil, Asia-Pacific, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

European free-to-air broadcasters are very much back in the market for top sports rights and are becoming an increasingly attractive option for rights-holders.

Though Italy’s Serie A was hamstrung by the country’s invasive regulators and by a broader bear market around the world, its own decisions have contributed to a dramatic shortfall in media rights revenue.

Diplomatic processes put in place in 2021 to heal the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar have brought an end to the four-and-half-year dispute, sparking hope that the region’s sports broadcasting market will soon revert to normality.