Once regarded as the best club football competition in the world, the Italian Serie A’s crown has slipped a little thanks to the English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga. Obviously, a major element of that is down to the English Premier League essentially being a playground for billionaires. The Premier League also enjoys a pretty strong global fanbase. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, clubs like AC Milan and Juventus ruled the continent and attracted the world’s most elite players. But now, it’s been 12 years since an Italian team won the Champion’s League.
That being said, Serie A remains one of the most competitive and exciting league competitions in the world. Napoli took home the trophy in the 22/23 season, the first time the southern Italian city had won the title since 1990. With names like Victor Osimhen, Lukaku and Tammy Abraham, with some of the fiercest rivalries in world football, Serie A is certainly a wild ride.
Here’s how to watch it the US, UK and Europe.
Key dates in the Italian Serie A 2023/24 season
The 2022/23 Serie A season – the 121st since the competition began – started on 13 August 2022, and the final match day will be 4 June 2023. The season is longer than usual, owing to the extended mid-season break that took place to accommodate the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Italian domestic cup, the Coppa Italia, has its two-legged semi-finals taking place on 4 and 5 April (first legs) and 25 April (second legs), with the final taking place on 4 May.
How to watch Serie A on TV and streaming services
In the US, Paramount+ (previously known as CBS All Access) is streaming all Serie A matches in the 23/24 season. That’s right: all 380 games of the 2022/23 season are available here, and they even throw in 25 Coppa Italia games and the Supercoppa Italiana (basically the Italian equivalent of the Community Shield, where the Serie A winners play the Coppa Italia winners).
Paramount+ is affordable – $5.99 a month with ads or $11.99 without – and can be cancelled at any time. Alternatively, signing up for a full year costs $59.99 (with ads) or $119.99 (without), resulting in a slight saving over the pay monthly approach.
The Serie A broadcast rights are currently exclusively held by TNT Sports, formerly known as BT Sport, in the UK and. The service will show every single game over the course of the 23/24 season.
TNT Sports’ Monthly Pass is available for £29.99 a month ad-free, and lets you watch everything the service broadcasts live and on-demand. TNT Sport also includes English Premier League football, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football and games from France’s Ligue 1 competition, in addition to other sports. TNT Sports can also be added to an existing Sky Package for £29.99 a month.
TNT Sport does not hold the rights for the Coppa Italia. Rather, Viaplay Sports has exclusive access to that and costs £14.99 a month with no commitment. It can be added to a Sky or Virgin Media subscription, or as a Prime Video channel on Amazon. Viaplay holds the rights to other football competitions too: Spain’s LaLiga and Scotland’s Viaplay Cup and Scottish Cup tournaments.
European streaming and TV rights for Serie A and Coppa Italia are held by a wide range of different broadcasters, and it differs dependant on your location. You can find a full list of European (and worldwide) broadcasters here.
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