Serie A postpones vote over Sky's bid for minor TV rights package

Serie A postpones vote over Sky's bid for minor TV rights package

5/5/2021 10:42:00 PM

Serie A postpones vote over Sky's bid for minor TV rights package

MILAN (Reuters) - Serie A clubs agreed on Wednesday to postpone until next week a vote on pay TV operator Sky's bid for screening three out of 10 games on a non-exclusive basis, Italian soccer's top league said in a statement.

A decision on the case is expected in a few days, a legal source familiar with the matter said after a closed door hearing on Wednesday.In March, Serie A awarded DAZN the rights to screen all Serie A matches for 2.5 billion euros in the 2021-24 period in Italy, including exclusive rights for seven out of 10 games per matchday

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Sky's proposal was broadly in line with a previous offer which was rejected by Serie A, worth some 263 million euros, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.Under the current three-year agreement, expiring in June, Serie A raised about 2.9 billion euros from Sky and DAZN, with Sky holding the lion's share of the rights.

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