The Italian Competition Authority initiates probe against the incumbent telecom operator and live sports streaming service for possible anticompetitive practices in broadcasting the Serie A football matches (Tim / Dazn)

On 8 July 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (“AGCM”) opened an antitrust probe against TIM (the Italian incumbent telecom operator) and DAZN (the live sports streaming service) for possible anti-competitive behaviours stemming from the TV rights agreement between the two companies to broadcast the Serie A football matches for the 2021-2024 period. Under the broadcasting agreement, TIM is the only telecoms operator able to host the DAZN App on its devices and to offer the DAZN services via its own Internet

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Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi, The Italian Competition Authority initiates probe against the incumbent telecom operator and live sports streaming service for possible anticompetitive practices in broadcasting the Serie A football matches (Tim / Dazn), 8 July 2021, e-Competitions July 2021, Art. N° 102154

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