Italian Serie A

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The IMG agency has initiated a damages claim against the Italian football league, Lega Serie A, for €50m ($57m).

ESPN has paid a premium to secure Serie A and Ligue 1 rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, boosting its European football portfolio after missing out on the English Premier League

The expected collapse of Eleven Sports’ UK business has pushed IMG back to square one in its bid to stir up competition in the country and ruined the best-laid plans of multiple mixed martial arts promotions.

DAZN will pay $30m per year for the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil Streaming service to pay about $10m per season for Serie A; $5m per season for Ligue 1

Eleven Sports’ decision to break one of the golden rules of UK sports broadcasting – the ‘3pm blackout’ – has created a legal quandary that could result in it being scrapped altogether. Eleve

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has fined Sky Italia €7m ($7.9m) after ruling the pay-television broadcaster failed to properly market its rights to Serie A, the top division of domestic football.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster RedeTV has secured rights to the Copa Sudamericana and Italian Serie A club football competitions through a sublicensing deal with streaming platform DAZN

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Asia has agreed an exclusive, multi-year rights agreement to broadcast Italian Serie A football matches in Singapore and Malaysia.

Italy’s top football league, Lega Serie A, is facing the threat of a damages claim by the IMG agency, the sales agent for the league’s global media rights.

Features

Interview with Andrea Radrizzani, owner of Eleven Sports, on the reasons behind the broadcaster's decision to break the UK's '3pm' blackout rule

• IMG has secured big increases in most major markets for Serie A but is still likely to lose money • Agency was given discount for favouring visibility over price in US in ESPN / beIN face-off • O

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV is in discussions to renew rights to three of its most important football properties: the Uefa Champions League, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.
USA

ESPN's deal with IMG for rights to Serie A and the FA Cup has shown how US sports broadcasters are desperate not to be left without premium European football on their platforms.