It’s been a hectic week for Serie A when it comes to television broadcasting rights.
In the United States, Italy’s top-flight league secured a three-year deal with Paramount Plus as the streaming service will begin broadcasting Serie A football starting in August. Along with Serie A competition, the streaming service will also have the Coppa Italia. As it stands, there are no further details on how much ViacomCBS paid to secure the rights.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Financial Times reports that Serie A has reached a three-year agreement with DAZN. The sports subscription video streaming service company will fork over €840-million per season for Serie A’s media rights in a deal that’s worth €2.5-billion. In this agreement, DAZN will have packages one and three, including seven exclusive matches per day and three co-exclusive matches per day.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all Serie A clubs’ financial revenue over the past two years, with no fans at the gates. Hopefully, these new television deals can at the very least help soften the blow.