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TIM signs deal to carry Sky Italia’s NowTV service

Italian telecommunications company TIM has reached an agreement with Sky Italia to offer the pay-television broadcaster’s ‘NowTV – Ticket Sport’ service.

The agreement brings an end to a contractual dispute between the two parties. Sky Italia’s service includes seven televised Serie A matches per weekend, as well as Uefa Champions League and Europa League fixtures and a host of other sports.

Telecom Italia, TIM’s parent company, said the agreement will allow TIM to build a package on its TIMVision on-demand service that aggregates and distributes content from other partners such as Discovery, Mediaset, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Eurosport.

Last summer, Sky Italia acquired two packages of Serie A rights for the three seasons spanning 2018-19 to 2020-21. The first package includes rights to three matches per weekend, including the 8.30pm game on Sunday, while the second package includes four matches per weekend, including the 8.30pm match on Mondays.

Sky Italia secured rights to the Champions League and Europa League for the same three-season period back in June 2017. It replaced Mediaset as the competitions’ rights-holder in Italy.