The announcement of the pay TV: “We want to make sure that millions of fans can continue to follow Serie A through a variety of suppliers”
Now it’s official: Sky appeals to the Antitrust against the exclusive agreement between Dazn and Tim on the TV rights of Serie A for the next three years. This was announced by the issuer in a note. “Sky turned to the Antitrust to be sure that millions of consumers and football fans can continue to subscribe to Serie A through a plurality of broadband providers and watch it on the platform they prefer – satellite, Dtt or Ott – just like today” .
Sky explains: “Tim, the dominant retailer in broadband, has entered into an illegitimate exclusive agreement with Dazn. This agreement precludes OTT from distributing the Serie A championship through other operators, thus favoring Tim and strengthening its dominant position in the broadband market. At a crucial moment in Italy’s transition from standard to ultra-broadband, this exclusive agreement must not harm competition. For this reason, Sky invites the Antitrust to act urgently to ensure that the Serie A can be enjoyed by all consumers in conditions that favor competition and free choice “.
June 22, 2021 (change June 22, 2021 | 13:48)
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