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Regulator to probe Sky Italia-Mediaset football rights deal

Wednesday 20 May 2015 | 08:40 CET | News
The Italian antitrust regulator AGCM has opened an investigation into the acquisition by Sky Italia and Mediaset of the rights to broadcast Serie A football on suspicion the companies may have colluded to exclude new entrants. As part of its inquiry, AGCM said it has already searched the offices of the companies in question with the assistance of the financial police. The move follows the June 2014 decision by Italy's top tier football league to award rights to broadcast matches of the eight leading Serie A teams during 2015-2018 to Sky Italia and Mediaset after weeks of competing bids. Sky

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