Serie A

Telefonica and Sport TV renewed their Serie A deals in Spain and Portugal at reduced rates, benefitting from rival broadcasters focusing attention elsewhere.

Telco Telia was able to seal a three-season deal for Serie A in Sweden and Finland for a relatively modest increase amid strong competition and high increases for rights fees in the Nordics.

Indian media group Viacom18’s acquisitions of rights to Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 signify the growing presence of tech and media giant Reliance in the Indian sports broadcasting landscape.

China Mobile Migu has acquired streaming rights for Italian Serie A football in a deal covering at least the 2021-22 season, which begins this weekend

Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara

At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.

Serie A football clubs Torino and Fiorentina are seeking financial damages from IMG and other unnamed parties, the agency has confirmed in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)