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Sky appeals to regulators over DAZN-Telecom Italia Serie A deal

Satellite giant claims deal is "illegitimate"

Sky Italia has appealed to the country’s competition authorities over the Serie A deal between sports streamer DAZN and Telecom Italia.

In March, DAZN won the rights to broadcast all 10 Serie A matches per week beginning with the 2021/2022 season.

At the time, it announced a deal with Telecom Italia which will bring the streaming service’s to TIMVISION for the next three years.

Sky Italia has since launched a legal challenge, and had a €500 million bid to host the streamer’s content rejected.

According to Reuters, Sky has now appealed to Italian competition authorities stating that the deal between DAZN and the telco giant was “illegitimate” because the deal with TIM meant DAZN could not distribute matches via other telecoms operators.

TIM responded with a statement that said Sky was attempting to delay the country’s digital transition.