Telecom Italia

Mediaset president Fedele Confalonieri has confirmed that the media company will participate in the new sales process for domestic rights to Serie A, the top division of Italian football, when it is launched later this year.

Telecommunications group Telecom Italia (TIM) has agreed a first-of-its-kind partnership with media and entertainment company Discovery Communications that will grant it access to content from the Olympic Games.

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has signed a strategic partnership with Telecom Italia (TIM) under which content offered through its pay-television service Mediaset Premium, including Serie A and Uefa Champions League football, will be distributed by the telco.

French media group Vivendi has raised its stake in telecommunications company Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent under a deal in which it replaces Spanish telco Telefonica as its largest shareholder.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has struck a partnership with telecommunications company Telecom Italia (TIM) under which a new IPTV service will be launched featuring its sports content.

Telecommunications company Telecom Italia will show Uefa Champions League and Euro 2016 qualifying games through its TIMvision video-on-demand service after agreeing a sublicensing deal with the football competitions’ rights-holder in the country, pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia.

A vote by Serie A clubs on the award of packages of domestic rights for the next cycle of Italian football’s top tier has been postponed by two days, until tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Telecom Italia telecommunications company will show the 2014 Fifa World Cup through its TIMvision video-on-demand service after agreeing a sublicensing deal with the national team football tournament’s rights-holder in the country, pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia.

The Telecom Italia telecommunications company has struck a deal for its Cubovision video-on-demand service to carry the Sky Sport F1 pay-television channel.

Italy’s Serie A agreed deals covering free-to-air highlights, internet and mobile highlights and clip rights for the next rights cycle, from 2015-16 to 2017-18, in deals agreed just before Christmas.

Versatel has jumped into the vanguard of an emerging movement by telecoms companies to seriously challenge broadcasters for live television rights.