Mediaset signs Perform deal for Serie A coverage

Broadcaster’s pay-TV subscribers will have access to DAZN OTT service.

Mediaset signs Perform deal for Serie A coverage

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Mediaset has agreed a deal with digital sports media company Perform to provide coverage of Italian club soccer’s Serie A and Serie B in the country.

Subscribers to Mediaset’s Premium Calcio pay-TV package will have access to Perform’s DAZN over-the-top (OTT) streaming service.

Perform last month acquired exclusive coverage of a total of 114 matches per Serie A season on a platform-neutral basis from 2018/19 to 2020/21, paying €600 million for the rights.

The length of the deal with Mediaset, which will begin on 1st August, was not disclosed.

It will cost €19.90 per month to subscribe to the Premium Calcio service.

According to the Reuters news agency, Perform is also close to securing a similar deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky, which remains the primary live rights-holder of Serie A soccer for the next three seasons.