Serie A weighing up Abu Dhabi Media-StarzPlay offer for Mena rights

Olivier Giroud of AC Milan celebrates winning the Serie A title with fans following victory in the match at US Sassuolo on May 22, 2022 (by Chris Ricco/Getty Images)

Lega Serie A is considering the latest offer from Abu Dhabi Media for media rights in the Middle East and North Africa as it mulls over whether to end its stop-gap YouTube streaming policy and revert to a traditional rights deal.

Since the start of the season, matches have been streamed free of charge on YouTube after beIN Media Group, the pay-television broadcaster and previous rights-holder, declined to bid to retain its contract.

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