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Serie A extends Mediapro deal deadline

Deadline has originally been set for next week

Italian football league Serie A has extended the deadline for its negotiations with Mediapro over a planned new dedicated TV channel to broadcast Italian league matches from 2021.

The deadline had originally been set as 30th September, but has now been moved to 7th October.

Reports of the planned channel first appeared in early July.

The deal, worth €1.3 billion per season, will be reviewed by the league’s 20 clubs.

As well as top-tier matches, the new channel is expected to include live TV shows and transfer news, highlights and friendlies, potentially adding other matches from minor leagues and Coppa Italia.

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