DAZN’s Serie A issues, the Big Ten’s big deal and the SPFL’s PPV plans

Aug 24, 2022, 05:00 AM

SportsPro chief executive Nick Meacham and community lead Chris Stone return for another roundup of the week’s major sports media news.

After DAZN once again encountered streaming issues on the opening day of the Serie A season, the pair consider whether the platform’s latest struggles could have bigger implications for its partnership with Italian soccer’s top flight.

They also react to the Big Ten Conference’s huge new media rights deals, which will reportedly see Fox, CBS and NBC pay the college sports organisation a whopping US$7 billion between 2023 and 2030.

There’s also time to look at a series of soccer developments in recent days, starting with reports that Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) clubs could be allowed to sell games on a pay-per-view basis under a domestic broadcast extension with Sky.

In addition, Meacham and Stone cover Uefa’s new Champions League deal in the US, Inter Milan’s decision to launch on Recast and more free soccer content coming to the UK.