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Monday October 7 2019
‘No more racists with technology’

Lega Serie A chief Luigi De Siervo has pledged to “go and get racists one by one” with facial-recognition technology.

Serie A has been heavily criticised for not doing enough to tackle racism, when it has already helped catch people guilty of illegally streaming matches.

However, De Siervo assured at a summit in Capri: “We’re putting out not only a sporting event but also a set of values.

“There are racists in our stadiums and we, who have zero tolerance on this, will go and get them one by one.

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Friday September 27 2019
Serie A hits back at Roma

Lega Serie A has hit back at Roma, claiming that it has waited three weeks for the club to put forward an anti-racism ambassador.

Roma suggested Serie A was not doing enough to eradicate racism after they had voluntarily given one of their fans a lifetime ban for abusing Juan Jesus.

“Are you really serious about tackling racism in Italian football, Serie A?” the club tweeted.

“It’s time for zero tolerance.”

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Thursday September 19 2019
Serie A takes out TV pirates

Lega Serie A says the arrest of an illegal TV operator is “excellent news for our country”, which makes “our world a much better place”.

One of the creators of ‘Xtream Codes’ was arrested in Greece yesterday, as part of a European investigation into the clamping-down of illegal streams known as IPTV.

It is estimated that 5m people in Italy use the platform, with around 700,000 actively connected at the time of the service’s shutdown.

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Tuesday September 10 2019
Serie A continues piracy fight

Italian authorities have closed 114 websites illegally streaming sporting events as Serie A continues its fight against piracy.

Lega Serie A recently launched a campaign against piracy, although it has been criticised for not doing nearly as much to combat racism.

In the meantime, authorities in Italy have managed to pull down 114 websites offering illegal streaming, as part of the operation entitled ‘Free Football’.

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Monday July 29 2019
Liveblog: Serie A 2019-20 fixture list

Join us for live coverage as the fixture list for the 2019-20 Serie A season is drawn up, with the opening weekend on August 24.

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The draw will is set to begin at 18.00 UK time (17.00 GMT).

Serie A will open its season on the weekend of Saturday August 24 2019 and conclude on May 24, 2020.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Official: Serie A fixtures on July 29

The fixture list for the 2019-20 Serie A season will be drawn up on July 29, confirmed the Lega Serie A.

The draw will be televised on Sky Sport Italia from 17.45 UK time (16.45 GMT).

Serie A will open its season on Saturday August 24 2019 and conclude on May 24, 2020.

There will be three midweek rounds on Wednesday September 25, October 30 and April 22.

International duty requires four breaks to the Serie A schedule on the weekends of September 8, October 13, November 17 and March 29.

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Monday July 1 2019
Date for Serie A fixtures confirmed

The fixtures for the 2019-20 Serie A campaign will be released on July 29-30.

A meeting held at Lega Serie A’s offices in Milan on Monday also confirmed the draw would take place at Sky Sport Italia’s studios - where it will also be broadcast - on one of the two days.

The new season will begin on the weekend of August 24-25 and conclude on May 23-24, with three midweek rounds.

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Friday June 14 2019
Supercoppa stripped from Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s plans to host the next Supercoppa are up in the air after Serie A took legal action over TV piracy in the country, explains Anthony Harwood.

The next edition of the Italian Super Cup is set for August between Scudetto holders Juventus and Coppa Italia winners Lazio.

Luigi De Siervo, the new boss of the top Italian league, said illegal transmissions by the rogue channel BeoutQ were putting a third of its international TV rights, worth about €450m, at risk.

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Thursday May 9 2019
Fan experience app for Coppa Final

The Lega Serie A announced there will be a fan experience app for those present at the Coppa Italia Final between Atalanta and Lazio.

It will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on May 15.

This app, which can be accessed via the stadium Wi-Fi network, allows fans to see replays, different camera angles and the Spidercam placed above the pitch.

The TIM Cup Finale 2019 Fan+ app has been designed by the Infront agency, and is not entirely new, because Serie A sides Genoa, Sampdoria and Udinese already offer it in their arenas.

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Thursday May 9 2019
Serie A 2019-20 logo unveiled

The Lega Serie A have unveiled the new logo for the tournament, which will be used from the 2019-20 season.

It takes the form of a diamond in blue with the letter A, with underneath the name of competition sponsors TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile).