Sky is to reduce the size of its workforce by some 25% as part of a four-year reorganisation plan, broadcast unions have confirmed.
Under the plan the Comcast division would save about €300 million a year.
It’s planned to managed the reductions under voluntary agreements with unions Slc Cgil, Fistel Cisl and Uilcom.
Sky currently employs close to 11,000 people in Italy, including some 5,000 on staff.
It’s pay-TV model has been challenged on a number of fronts, including streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime, and DAZN, which last month acquired the rights to broadcast Serie A in Italy, becoming the lead broadcaster for the competition.
There had been an initial indication that Sky would pick up three non-exclusive matches a week, but to date, nothing has been signed.