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Lega Serie A hails end to international rights term restrictions

Brahim Diaz of Inter Milan is challenged by Alex Ferrari of Sampdoria during the Serie A match on May 22, 2022 (by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, has welcomed the official introduction of changes to the Melandri Law, specifically concerning contracts it can enter into for international broadcast rights.

It was initially announced last month that Serie A will no longer be limited to three-year terms for its international rights deals, after the Italian Council of Ministers approved changes to the Melandri Law, the 2008 legislation which imposed the collective selling of media rights on professional sport in Italy.

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