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The Italian competition authority’s investigation into the sale of rights for Serie A is ostensibly a disaster for MP & Silva and B4 and a let-off for IMG. But MP & Silva and B4 are no longer active and IMG could yet face a major problem. The agency could be hit with a substantial damages claim by the league for lost earnings.

Italy’s second-tier football division, Serie B, is in talks with three agencies over its international media rights and expects to close a deal in the coming weeks, but exposure rather than revenue will b…

July 26 and 27, 2017, are two days that could completely reshape the sale of Serie A international media rights.

Second-round bids for Portuguese Primeira Liga international rights have once again fallen below Sport TV’s expectations, despite a five-way agency shootout.

The Fédération Tunisienne de Football bypassed its own tender when selling rights to the top-tier Ligue Professionnelle 1, while Coupe de Tunisie rights remain to be sold ahead of this weekend’s second-round matches.

The clubs from Italy’s Serie A will discuss next Monday the possibly of launching a damages claim against the three agencies – MP & Silva, IMG and B4 – fined late last month for allegedly being involved in a cartel in the acquisition of the league’s international rights.

Italy’s competition authority, L’Autorità Garante del Mercato e della Concorrenza, has fined three rights-marketing agencies a combined €67m ($74.8m) fo

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

Online service provider StreamAMG has secured OTT rights in Europe to Serie B, the second tier of Italian club football.

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Pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has paid what is considered to be a high fee to secure rights to the Coppa Italia in sub-Saharan Africa.

The B4 Capital agency has refinanced almost all of its spend for Fédération Tunisienne de Football rights thanks to a three-season deal with Abu Dhabi Media.

The Italian rugby federation said this week its recent deals covering domestic and international rights will help the game continue to develop at home and abroad, while providing financial security for the sport in Italy.

Interview with Alfredo Gavazzi, president of the Federazione Italiana Rugby, on the Italian rugby federation’s recent domestic and international rights deals.

Marco Bianchi, president of the B4 Capital agency, this week told TV Sports Markets that his company’s aggressive bid to win the international rights to Italy’s Coppa Italia and Supercoppa showed that Italian football was far healthier than some critics have suggested.

Italy’s Lega Serie A and its media adviser Infront Sports & Media can point to a near 60-per-cent increase in the value of the league’s international rights to claim that this month’s sales process was a success, despite drawing only three bids.