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DAZN wins Serie A rights, confirms TIM distribution deal

Sports streamer has won the rights to Serie A matches for the next three seasons

Sports streamer DAZN has acquired the rights to broadcast all 10 Serie A matches per week beginning with the 2021/2022 season.

The deal will see the streamer show live and on demand coverage of every Serie A match, according to DAZN it will more than treble its existing coverage of the competition, which began in 2018 with the sports streaming platform showing 114 matches per season.

DAZN has also confirmed the rumoured deal with Telecom Italia, which will bring the streaming service’s to TIMVISION for the next three years.

Back in February, TVBEurope reported DAZN was said to have signed a deal with Telecom Italia that includes distribution and technological support as well as financing of around €1 billion for its bid to broadcast the next three seasons of Serie A.

Speaking about the Serie A rights win, James Rushton, co-cEO, DAZN Group, said:“We are thrilled that Serie A has a new home on DAZN in Italy. This is a historic agreement that confirms DAZN as the leading sports destination in Italy and rewards fans with unbeatable coverage of Serie A.

“DAZN was founded with a vision for premium sports to be more accessible, and this agreement will deliver on that whilst continuing to drive innovation and improve the fan experience. With our business globally gaining considerable momentum, DAZN has made this strategic and disciplined investment to further accelerate growth in one of our core markets.”