Multi-Sport

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has named Veronica Diquattro as executive vice-president, revenue of its Italian division.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has overhauled its sports offering by relaunching its channel portfolio, with a channel dedicated to Serie A, the top division of domestic football, introduced for the first time.

UK telco BT has today (Thursday) signed a carriage partnership with internet company Amazon which will bring the latter’s sports content offered via Prime Video to pay-television service BT TV.

Social media platform Instagram has revealed details of a new long-form video service as it seeks to tackle Google-owned YouTube’s dominance in the market.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Italia has announced it will cease operations at the end of the month.

Aser, a global investment company focused on the media and sport sectors, has made an equity investment in Whistle Sports, a digital media network which targets the youth market.

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel OTT platform has reached agreements with eight sport governing bodies and multi-sport organisations, as well as the National Pro Fastpitch baseball competition.

Spanish media group Prisa has terminated an agreement with multinational telco Altice to sell Portuguese media group Media Capital.

US telco AT&T has moved to rebrand Time Warner as WarnerMedia following its $85.4bn (€72.37bn) takeover of the media company.

Comcast’s takeover bid for Sky has today (Friday) been approved unconditionally by the European Commission, setting up a multi-billion battle for the pan-European pay-television broadcaster with rival US media company 21st Century Fox.