Volpi replaces De Stefano as Rai sports director
Jacopo Volpi has been appointed as sports director of Italian public broadcaster Rai, replacing Alessandra De Stefano who stepped down from the role in March
De Stefano resigns as Rai Sport director
Alessandra De Stefano has resigned as sports director of Italian public broadcaster Rai after little over a year in the role
Strong World Cup final ratings across Europe’s free-to-air networks but German figures languish
Sunday’s gripping Fifa World Cup final between Argentina and France attracted strong audiences across free-to-air broadcasters in Europe, although figures in Germany were down on previous finals not i…
TF1 audience breaks 20m barrier as France reach World Cup final
TF1, the French commercial broadcaster, registered an average audience of 20.7 million last night as France defeated Morocco 2-0 to reach the Fifa World Cup final in Qatar
Rai nets highest World Cup audience for Argentina-Croatia
Rai, the Italian public broadcaster, attracted its highest audience of the 2022 Fifa World Cup last night as Argentina defeated Croatia to reach the final. The match was watched by an average of 10
Audiences for World Cup opener up in key European markets, down in Germany
The opening match of the 2022 Fifa World Cup drew larger television audiences in France, Spain and the United Kingdom than for the first game of the 2018 World Cup but viewing figures were much lower in…
Rai picks up Rugby World Cup rights in Italy
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has acquired rights to the next two editions of the Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand and France
Rai joins Eleven as broadcaster of Italian rugby’s Top10
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has agreed a two-season deal for rights to the Top10, the top division of domestic club rugby union
Over 4m domestic TV viewers for Munich 2022 athletics
Live coverage of the athletics events at Munich’s multi-sports European Championships netted an average audience of 4.15 million viewers last night on ARD, the German public broadcaster.
Gymnastics, sport climbing and triathlon breach 2m audience barrier on ARD
Gymnastics, sport climbing and triathlon events at Munich’s European Championships have all attracted audiences of over 2 million viewers on ARD, the German public-service broadcaster.
Rai to offer Serie B highlights to Italian expats
Helbiz Media, the exclusive distributor of media rights to Serie B worldwide, has agreed a global highlights deal for the second division of Italian club football with public-service broadcaster Rai
Rai nets Serie C free-to-air rights in three-year deal
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has acquired free-to-air rights to Italy's third-tier Serie C for three years, from 2022-23 to 2024-25
Euro 2022 action draws heavyweight audiences in UK, France
England’s emphatic 8-0 win over Norway last night at the Uefa Women’s Euro attracted a peak UK audience of 4.1 million viewers on the BBC.
Rai nets rights to Bologna’s Davis Cup matches
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has acquired non-exclusive rights to the Davis Cup group-stage matches to be held in Bologna from September 13 to 18
Kosmos gets increased fee and exposure in Italy for Davis Cup
Kosmos Tennis has made a strong start to its Davis Cup media rights sales by securing increases in fee across Italy and the Balkans, a sign that the competition’s revamped format is bearing fruit.
Rai to retain rights to 2022 Fifa World Cup
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has confirmed it will retain exclusive rights to the 2022 Fifa World Cup, despite Italy failing to qualify for this year’s finals in Qatar.
Rai secures Diamond League rights to 2024
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has secured rights to World Athletics’ top-tier Diamond League series in a three-year deal running until 2024.