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Friday May 3 2019
Allegri: 'Football is not science, it's art'

Max Allegri had a lengthy and fascinating discussion on the Juventus DNA, pursuit of result rather than style and proving “football is not an exact science, it's an art.”

The Coach spoke to Sky Sport Italia after the 1-1 Derby della Mole draw with Torino, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s header cancelled out a Sasa Lukic opener.

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NEWS
Wednesday January 30 2019
Who are Premier Sports?

With the news Premier Sports are taking over Serie A rights in the UK and Ireland from February, we look at the next home for Italian football.

It’s not easy being a UK-based fan of Calcio, as the rights have over the decades skipped around from the likes of Sky to Channel 4, Bravo, Channel 5, British Eurosport, BT Sport, Eleven Sports and from February Premier Sports.

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NEWS
Saturday December 22 2018
Eleven Sports 'can't keep losing money'

Eleven Sports owner Andrea Radrizzani admits he could shut down the streaming service that shows Serie A in the UK. “You cannot just keep losing money.”

The company was launched in the UK over the summer with the surprise purchase of the rights to show Serie A and La Liga in the UK and Ireland.

They had hoped to strike distribution deals with Sky or BT Sport, but with a streaming-only service, it is proving difficult to sustain the costs.

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NEWS
Thursday December 20 2018
De Siervo: 'Piracy is Serie A problem'

New Lega Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo has outlined his plans to increase revenue from TV rights. “The biggest problem in Italian football is piracy.”

De Siervo is already a well-known figure within Calcio, as he was CEO of Infront, who were advisors to the Lega Serie A when it came to selling international TV rights.

Today he was voted in as new CEO of the Lega Serie A itself – a union of the 20 top flight clubs – and will continue his battle to close the money gap with the Premier League and La Liga.

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Saturday August 18 2018
Serie A going global again

With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and the return of Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian top flight is once again increasing its global reach, writes Gaby McKay.

The other 19 Serie A clubs must be wondering why Juventus couldn’t have announce the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo a few months earlier.

The Bianconeri completed a deal for the Portuguese superstar in early July, with CR7 joining in a €100m deal which caught attention across the globe. There was much talk of the growing appeal of the Italian top flight both on and off the pitch, and how the move could benefit calcio in general.

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NEWS
Friday July 13 2018
Serie A fixtures date set

Fixtures for the 2018-19 Serie A season will be announced on Thursday July 26, it has been confirmed.

Unlike the Premier League, which released dates for all 380 of its matches at 09:00 BST on June 14, the Serie A fixtures will be unveiled in a special ceremony live on Sky.

The campaign will start on Saturday August 18 and end on May 26 2019, although the calendar will only be finalised in the next few days, as will the criteria for its fulfilment and which channels will air which games.

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Wednesday June 13 2018
Micciche: 'Serie A rights €1.4bn'

Serie A TV rights, including those sold abroad, will bring in €1.4bn per year, said Lega Serie A President Gaetano Micciché, while fans in Italy will be looked after.

The TV rights were assigned to Sky and Perform today at a cost of €973m per year, after Mediapro saw their initial win wiped out by legal action over anti-trust violations.

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Wednesday June 13 2018
Sky and Perform win Serie A rights

Sky Sport Italia and Perform have won the TV rights to Serie A for 2018-21 for €973m per year after Mediaset pulled out.

The bidding war had to resume after Mediapro saw their initial victory wiped out on appeal due to anti-trust laws.

Mediaset Premium had also been in talks for the rights today, but pulled out after the first round of bids.

“The rights have been assigned to Sky and Perform, while Mediaset did not present an offer,” confirmed Genoa President Enrico Preziosi.

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Wednesday June 13 2018
Mediapro out of rights running

Mediapro has failed to present an offer in the second auction for Serie A’s 2018-21 broadcasting rights.

ANSA reports only Sky, Mediaset and Perform Group made bids before Wednesday’s 10:00 BST deadline.

Serie A sponsor TIM and Italia Way, the two other companies tipped to enter the fray, were also absent.

Mediapro had won the initial auction for rights in question, yet the Spanish broadcaster lost its tender after its offer was considered to have broken anti-trust regulations.

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Friday June 8 2018
Serie A TV rights transformed

The Lega Serie A decided today to transform TV rights from the 2018-2020 seasons, forcing viewers to sign up with more than one broadcaster.

While the Premier League is at the forefront of TV rights sales and has split the games between Sky and BT Sport – now adding Amazon Prime to the mix – the situation had been different in Italy.

Sky Sport Italia currently have rights to every single Serie A match shown live, while Mediaset Premium can transmit only certain teams’ home games.

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