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Friday February 15 2019
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That means Juventus’ road to a possible eighth-consecutive Scudetto, the Champions League fight between Inter, Roma, Atalanta and Lazio and the relegation scramble at the foot of the table can all be seen, on TV and online through Premier Sports 1, Premier Sports 2, FreeSports and the Premier Player. Click here for more!

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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
Tuesday August 7 2018
Serie A strikes ESPN deal

Serie A will be shown live on ESPN in the United States of America, after the league and broadcaster reached a “multi-year deal”.

The Italian top flight has fallen behind in domestic television revenues, with a €1bn compromise deal agreed between Sky and SportMediaset after the deal with Mediapro was rejected by competition authorities.

That means Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga both have more lucrative domestic television deals at around €1.1bn each, while the Premier League is well out in front at €5.73bn.

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NEWS
Friday July 13 2018
Eleven Sports to show Serie A

The Serie A rights for the UK and Ireland have been bought by Eleven Sports, who will broadcast the league for the next three seasons.

The company, owned by Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani had previously bought the La Liga rights in the UK, and it has now taken the Italian rights from BT Sport.

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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
Tuesday June 5 2018
Private sale for TV rights

The Lega Serie A has confirmed the decision to drop Mediapro’s television rights bid and proceed to private negotiations.

On May 28, all 20 clubs voted to terminate the contract, but the Spanish broadcaster came up with some last-minute guarantees.

Those were presented at today’s meeting, but ANSA reports lawyers were unconvinced and the clubs decided to proceed to private negotiations.

Rather than putting all of the rights up for tender, the Serie A clubs will now work out a series of packages to be sold privately.

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NEWS
Tuesday May 29 2018
Report: Mediapro to sue Serie A

Mediapro will reportedly sue Lega Serie A after all 20 clubs voted unanimously to terminate the broadcaster’s contract.

According to Il Messaggero, the decision to strip Mediapro of its 2018-21 TV rights came after Mediapro failed to provide guarantees for their €1bn offer.

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NEWS
Monday May 28 2018
Serie A terminate Mediapro deal

The Lega Serie A have voted unanimously to terminate the contract with Mediapro, so the Serie A TV rights go back on the market.

The Spanish broker had won the bidding war for the rights in February for €1.05bn, but Sky Sport Italia won a court case to have the tender suspended for not respecting Italian antitrust regulations.

Mediapro had offered to provide more financial guarantees, but this evening the Lega Serie A saw all 20 clubs vote unanimously to terminate the contract.

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Monday May 28 2018
Clubs to decide on TV deal

The Serie A clubs will meet today to decide whether to drop Mediapro’s bid for the television rights for 2018-2021.

The Spanish broadcaster won the bidding with a €1.05bn bid, beating out Sky who had shared with SportMediaset in the previous cycle.

However, the competitions authority has blocked the bid, with an appeal to be heard on June 7.

Now the clubs must decide whether or not they wish to proceed with the bid, with the knowledge it could collapse next month.

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