Further to the preliminary inquiry carried out by the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) with operators holding a direct interest in the sale of media rights for the Italian football seasons (as discussed here), yesterday the Authority approved the guidelines issued by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Seria A (hereinafter “Lega Nazionale”) for seasons 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018.

From Agcom press release, we can infer that the Authority suggested to Lega Nazionale to modify provisions regarding the commercialization of the rights in order to guarantee a fair competition among operators. In addition to the above, the Authority also requested Lega Nazionale to assure the broadcasting of sport events through a number of platforms, among which computers, smartphones and tablets.