Free to air coverage of the Champions League in Italy will be broadcast by Mediaset after a Milan court rejected a second appeal from public broadcaster RAI.
Mediaset is on the brink of signing a deal with Sky Italia to broadcast selected matches from the Champions League for the next two seasons.
Following the news that nearly five million illegal streamers were detected during Champions League knockout stages, Irdeto is now able to reveal data on piracy activity around the UEFA Champions League final.
Virgin Media Ireland, TV3 and RTE have between them secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches for the next three years.
RAI has secured rights to the Champions League as part of a sublicensing agreement with Sky Italia.
O2 TV has secured exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League for the Czech and Slovak markets until 2021.
Croatia’s Vipnet has secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League for three seasons, beginning 2018/19.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP has entered into a video distribution agreement with the national news agency PAP.
Spain’s Mediapro has confirmed that it will no longer offer Champions League football FTA through beIN Sports from the 2018/19 season.
Italy’s Mediaset is prepared to consider a strategy for its pay-TV unit Premium that relies less on securing expensive sports rights.