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Lega Basket, the governing body of top tier Italian basketball, saw its domestic pay-television media-rights income growth slow considerably in the 2020-22 rights round, driven by a significantly less competitive market.

Lega Basket Serie A, the governing body of the top-tier of Italian domestic basketball, has completed its domestic media-rights sales process after agreeing a two-season renewal for its free-to-air rights…

An embargo on Serie A highlights aired by Italian public broadcaster Rai looks set to be dropped as the league returns to action this weekend

The final of Italian football’s Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening was watched by an average of 10.2 million viewers on Rai, the Italian public-service broadcaster.

The return of Italian football following a break of over three months generated record viewing figures for Italian public broadcaster Rai, which aired the second legs of both Coppa Italia semi-finals over…

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has moved to counter the current gap in content left by the cancellation or postponement of a myriad of sporting events in the coming months by launching a dedicated…

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has agreed a two-year extension to its rights deal for motorcycling's FIM Motocross World Championship

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has paid a 50-per-cent uplift to agree a three-year extension of its rights to ATP Masters 1000 events and the end-of-season ATP Finals.

Italian public broadcaster Rai has acquired a free-to-air rights package for the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2023. The deal gives Rai the first pick of matches on each matchday

World Rugby has said that it will enter into talks with rights-holding broadcasters after two group-stage matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan were cancelled given the threat posed by Typhoon Hagibis

Italy’s top-tier women’s volleyball league has announced media rights agreements with public-service broadcaster Rai and Italian sports streaming platform PMG Sport.

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has acquired exclusive rights in Italy to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Italian public broadcaster Rai acquired the exclusive rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan at a two-thirds reduction in value from the previous edition after a long stand-off between the company’s internal departments.

The Court of Milan has definitively rejected Italian public-service broadcaster Rai’s appeal against the sublicensing agreement between pay-television broadcaster Sky and commercial and pay-television g…

Italian state broadcaster Rai has reportedly launched a fresh appeal against pay-television broadcaster Sky’s sublicensing agreement with commercial and pay-television group Mediaset for rights to the U…

Sky Italia is taking a calculated gamble in agreeing a two-year sublicensing deal with Mediaset for Uefa Champions League rights. Sky’s legal dispute with Italian public-service broadcaster Rai over the latter's option to renew the rights has not yet been resolved. If Rai eventually wins, it could sue Sky for damages.

In rejecting IMG’s damages claim for nearly €60m ($67.2m) in April, Lega Serie A has presented the agency with a dilemma. Taking the league to court could be expensive with no guarantee of success. And there are issues of reputation and positioning in the market.