0
Broadcast & Satellite

Sky, Mediaset deny agreement on football rights

Monday 23 September 2013 | 11:59 CET | News

During the IT Media Consulting conference, Italian broadcasters Sky Italia and Mediaset have denied any collusion regarding the sale of the TV rights to football matches in the Serie A. Sky Italia CEO Andrea Zappia said the real anomaly is that Italy is the only country where there is no exclusivity in the sale of football rights, adding that there is not a sale per product, but rather per platform. The result is a devaluation of the product and a negative impact on operators' profits.

Zappia pointed out that the TV industry has the lowest profitability in Europe, plus there is an anomaly in the excessive abundance of DTT channels (120), which is unique in Europe, he said. Mediaset board member Gina Nieri disagreed with Sky Italia, saying that Mediaset reserves the right of its pay-TV platform Mediaset Premium to acquire sufficient rights for a competitive offer.


Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Sky Italia
Countries: Italy
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






Prepaid share decreasing year on year
Netherlands  |  2014 Q1

Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Jul Apple fiscal Q3
22 Jul Net Insight Q2 2014
22 Jul Microsoft Q2 2014
22 Jul Juniper Networks Q2 2014
22 Jul Broadcom Q2 2014
22 Jul Verizon Q2 2014
23 Jul Infinera Q2 2014
23 Jul TalkTalk Group Q1 FY2014/15
23 Jul Polycom Q2 2014
23 Jul Qualcomm fiscal Q3
23 Jul STMicroelectronics Q2 2014
23 Jul Telenor Q2 2014
23 Jul Ooredoo Q2 2014
23 Jul 8x8 Q2 2014
23 Jul Facebook Q2 2014
23 Jul Carphone Warehouse fiscal Q1
23 Jul AT&T Q2 2014
24 Jul Nokia Q2 2014
24 Jul Riverbed Technology Q2 2014
24 Jul CSR Q2 2014
24 Jul NXP Semiconductors Q2 2014
24 Jul Verisign Q2 2014
24 Jul Mobistar Q2 2014
24 Jul Sequans Q2 2014
24 Jul Baidu Q2 2014
24 Jul Freescale Semiconductor Q2 2014
24 Jul RFMD fiscal Q1
24 Jul Adva Optical Networking Q2 2014
24 Jul Netgear Q2 2014
24 Jul LG Electronics Q2 2014
::: More Calendar Items