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Telecom Italia cuts 2021 core profit goal after DAZN deal

Jul 19 2021

MILAN (Reuters) -Telecom Italia (TIM) will miss a goal to stabilise core profit this year due to higher costs linked to a partnership with streaming service DAZN to distribute Italy's top-flight soccer matches.

Italian watchdog kicks off probe into TIM sports streaming deal

Jul 08 2021

MILAN (Reuters) -Italy's antitrust regulator said on Thursday it had opened an inquiry into a deal between sports streaming app DAZN and Telecom Italia (TIM) on Serie A matches, saying it could affect competition.

Exclusive: Mediaset wins TV rights for next 3 seasons of Italian Cup - sources

Jul 01 2021

MILAN Italy's top commercial broadcaster Mediaset has won exclusive TV rights for the next three seasons of the Italian Cup competition, paying 144.6 million euros ($172 million), three sources close to the deal told Reuters.

Mediaset has multiple options to kick off cross-border consolidation - CEO

Jul 01 2021

MILAN (Reuters) -Italy's top commercial broadcaster Mediaset has various options to embark on a long-held project to pursue cross-border consolidation and is currently talking to various potential partners, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Mediaset's Dutch move gets green light in boost to M&A push

Jun 23 2021

MILAN (Reuters) -Mediaset shareholders on Wednesday backed a plan to make the Netherlands the legal base of Italy's top commercial broadcaster, potentially paving the way for cross-border deals needed to fight competition from online rivals.

Mediaset's Dutch move set to get green light in boost to cross-border M&A push

Jun 23 2021

MILAN, June 23 Mediaset's shareholders on Wednesday are set to back a plan to make the Netherlands the legal base of Italy's top commercial broadcaster, potentially paving the way for cross-border deals needed to fight competition from online rivals.

Sky Italia challenges DAZN-TIM Serie A deal on antitrust grounds

Jun 22 2021

MILAN (Reuters) -Sky Italia has appealed to Italy's competition authorities against a deal between sports streaming app DAZN and Telecom Italia (TIM) for screening soccer matches, it said on Tuesday.

EU foregoes 100 million J&J vaccines, considers donating other doses: sources

Jun 10 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union decided not to take up an option to buy 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and is considering donating another 100 million optional shots, if ordered, European officials said.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.