The potential launch of Serie A’s dedicated channel has been postponed until at least 16 December, according to reports.
A decisive vote on the proposals of Mediapro was set to be taken Monday 25 November, however the country’s clubs delayed the decision once again.
The potential deal with the Spanish agency is reportedly worth more than €1.3bn, with around half the league’s teams backing it.
As reported by sportbusiness.com, the league’s chief executive, Luigi De Siervo, commented: “It was a long discussion and at the end it was decided that a series of modifications are needed to the [proposal] text, which is already considered by most of the clubs to be very good. It must be improved in certain aspects so we have given ourselves until December 16.”
The league’s current broadcast rights are shared between Sky Italia and OTT platform DAZN, however it’s believed that should the deal with Mediapro get over the line then it would significantly increase the value of rights for the league.
The potential deal would commence from the 2021/22 season and would run until culmination of the 2023/24 campaign.