RAI gets TV rights!

Discussion in 'Italy' started by bestianera, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. bestianera

    bestianera New Member

    May 21, 2001
    Valvasone
    RAI and Lega Calcio have found an agreement: the public tv will pay € 186 millions in three years for Campionato and Coppa Italia (highlights and live matches,respectively).
    it's a € 48 millions saving from the previous deal,more or less;
    also,a % of that sum are incentives for good ratings of 90° Minuto and Coppa Italia matches

    there will be 6 serie A matches played on sundays afternoon (3.00 pm) and when serie A stops serie B will be scheduled on sunday afternoon as well

    the other 3 serie A matches will be played on saturday afternoon,saturady night and sunday night

    it has to be pointed out that this agreement does not automatically ensure that serie A and b start "regularly" on september 15th though,as the issue threatening a further delay is the paytv deals for the smaller clubs: more news on that subject tomorrow
     
  2. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    I trust that means that, at a minimum, RAI International will carry Novantesimo Minuto. Still hoping about the games themselves....
     
  3. FootyMundo

    FootyMundo New Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Minneapolis
    I'd hope FSW would get in there and negotiate a nice deal for themselves on Serie A in the U.S. and Canada.
     
  4. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Bestianera, have you heard anything about 90m Minuto?

    SoccerNet
     
  5. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's nice to see that RAI got it, but word is that the International rights have not been agreed upon yet. Word is that it should get done soon, but nothing is concrete just yet.

    Without the International rights, RAI can't show anything and that include LDS and 90 Minuto. Both of which will be seen on Italian tv.
     
  6. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Thanks.

    Fingers crossed. :) Having that show will make or break my Serie A season.
     
  7. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    You mean, they couldn't even show highlights? LDS (and La Giostra, for that matter) often show highlights of things RAI doesn't have the live US rights to eg Champions League games. I'm sorry, but I have little doubt RAI will at least carry some calcio this season. Otherwise, their subscriber numbers would go down by half.
     
  8. retnicf

    retnicf Member

    May 7, 2001
    Mount Vernon, NY
    Boycott Threat To Serie A Season - Sporting Life

     
  9. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Just got this from soccerTV.com:

    RAI International holds US and Canadian
    TV rights to Serie A through June 2005.
    RAI International and TLN (Canada) will have one match live
    and one match via tape-delay each weekend. RAI Italia (Ch. 25 New York
    City,
    Ch. 13 Hartford, Ch. 56 Washington DC) and
    International Channel will have one tape-delayed
    match each Sunday.FOX Sports International is negotiating for
    US and Canadian TV rights to Serie A in English and Spanish.
    FOX Sports International holds EXCLUSIVE US and Canadian TV
    rights to Coppa Italia (in ALL languages),
    with coverage on FOX Sports World (US), FOX Sports en Espanol,
    and FOX Sports World Canada.
     
  10. retnicf

    retnicf Member

    May 7, 2001
    Mount Vernon, NY
    ...and there was much rejoicing.
     
  11. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Now. Let's hope they have some GAMES to show sometime soon. :)
     
  12. bestianera

    bestianera New Member

    May 21, 2001
    Valvasone
    btw,the new contract with RAI envisages the permit to enter locker rooms with cameras

    players generally didn't take this well,obviously...
    the comment of "ringhio" Gattuso:"I'm going to dismantle the camera"

    :D
     
  13. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    :D

    Excellent news! Can you get RAI International through DirecTV or is that a DISH thing?

    Right now I'll be getting the tape-delayed match and hopefully a highlights show on Sundays but would love to have RAI.

    Thanks
     
  14. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    It's still just on DISH though I think a handful of digital cable systems carry it now, too. But not DirecTV.
     
  15. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY

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