Italy

Milan’s civil court has hit pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia with an injunction after an appeal from Lega Serie A over a missed rights fee payment by the broadcaster amid the Covid-19 shutdown.

Italian football’s Lega Serie A has decided to continue to examine proposals from private equity investors following a general assembly meeting.

Cash-strapped Serie-A clubs could find it difficult to agree a deal with a private equity investor because of internal politics and deep-seated rivalries, according to leading Italian financial journalist…

International media group Discovery will be the new Italian broadcaster of wrestling’s WWE after reaching a “multi-year” agreement with the rights-holder. D

The IMG agency and Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, have reached an agreement over the remaining payments for international rights to Italian football’s t…

DAZN, the OTT streaming operator, has reached an agreement with Lega Serie A over the structure of its remaining payments this season for domestic broadcast rights to Italian football’s top flight, SportBusiness u…

An embargo on Serie A highlights aired by Italian public broadcaster Rai looks set to be dropped as the league returns to action this weekend

The final of Italian football’s Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening was watched by an average of 10.2 million viewers on Rai, the Italian public-service broadcaster.

The return of Italian football following a break of over three months generated record viewing figures for Italian public broadcaster Rai, which aired the second legs of both Coppa Italia semi-finals over…

Italian pay-television operator Sky Italia has extended its deal for exclusive rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship. The deal was agreed with Formula One Management, the Formula One Group subsidiary that handles the commercial rights to the series.

The ruling this month from Italy’s highest administrative court, which brought an end to the legal battle over Sky Italia’s ability to acquire exclusive internet rights, was ostensibly good news for OTT operators. It prevents Italy’s dominant ‘legacy’ pay-television operator from buying these rights, at least until 2022.

Pay-television operator Sky Italia has dropped the wrestling entertainment series WWE after broadcasting it for 18 years. The decision follows similar choices by Sky’s divisions in the UK and Germany.

Sky Italia’s victory this month in its challenge to the restrictions placed on its rights acquisitions by the country’s antitrust authority was comprehensive but not definitive.

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has approached Italy’s antitrust authorities over the plans to showcase Italy’s Serie A on free-to-air television, it has been reported.

Sky Italia and sports rights-holders have been dealt a blow after Italy’s Council of State restored the restriction that bars the pay-television broadcaster from acquiring exclusive content rights over i…

Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, is standing firm on its media-rights payments policy, and is also poised to present an injunction against pay-television…

Italy’s Sports Minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, has returned to the topic of free access to Serie A broadcast coverage by proposing that a similar system be employed for the return of domestic club football a…

UK government culture secretary Oliver Dowden has said he hopes the Premier League can resume by mid-June. The teams have agreed to start non-contact training in small groups today

Discovery, the media group and owner of pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport and subscription streaming service Dplay, will broadcast the first live golf since before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown…

Clubs from Italy’s top-tier Serie A today voted to resume the competition on June 13, pending government approval, as the league continued to adopt a tough stance on payments by rights-holding broadcasters.

Mediaset’s operating profit fell by 47 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 as the Italy-based commercial broadcasting group was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky, OTT operator DAZN, and the IMG agency have not paid their instalments due for Serie A’s 2019-20 domestic media rights, it has been reported.

Private equity company CVC Capital Partners is lining up Serie A for its next sporting investment, it has been claimed, through a deal involving the sale of domestic broadcast rights to the top division…

Clubs from Italy’s top-tier Serie A today reiterated their desire to finish the 2019-20 season at a league assembly meeting, but doubts remain over the fulfilment of the league’s domestic and international bro…

Mediaset, the Italy-based commercial broadcaster, has furthered its efforts to create a pan-European media group by raising its stake in Germany-based commercial broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1

Eleven Sports will screen the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge in support of Unicef live to motorsports fans from this Saturday

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai and pan-European broadcaster Eurosport have turned to Lega Basket, the governing body of Italian domestic basketball, in a plea to reduce their fees for the cancelled…

Lega Serie A has maintained it is committed to completing the 2019-20 season amid Covid-19, as Italy’s Sports Minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, said he would return to the “very thorny issue” of free-to-air acces…

International broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired live rights to the Tour de Suisse-backed ‘Digital Swiss 5’ e-cycling event in six territories.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has announced a discount offer to its sports subscribers in an effort to compensate for the lack of live action during the Covid-19 pandemic

Italian football’s Serie A registered a 13.5-per-cent increase in revenues during the 2018-19 season, in part thanks to improved media-rights revenues.

Fox Sports Italia is set to cease its web operations at the end of the month, almost two years after its television operation shut down in Italy

Mediaset, the Italy-based commercial broadcaster, has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1, a German commercial broadcaster, to 19.35 per cent after acquiring a further 4

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has moved to counter the current gap in content left by the cancellation or postponement of a myriad of sporting events in the coming months by launching a dedicated…

Pulse Media, an Italian production and media rights distribution company, has acquired the exclusive rights to women’s cycling’s Giro Rosa until at least 2022.

Lega Serie A, the operating body of the top division of Italian club football, and domestic rights-holder, pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia, have hit out at comments by Italian sports minister Vincenzo…