Italy to set quality requirements for streaming services after DAZN problems - sources

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ROME, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Italy is preparing caller rules aimed astatine preventing malfunctions successful video streaming services pursuing complaints of disruption during unrecorded matches of its apical shot league Serie A, 2 sources adjacent to the substance told Reuters.

Owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik, streaming app DAZN secured the rights successful March to surface Serie A matches unrecorded for 3 seasons with a 2.5 cardinal euro ($2.89 billion) bid, nether a method and organisation concern with Italy's biggest telephone radical Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI).

However, viewers this play person complained astir blockages and mediocre prime of the streaming during matches, and astatine slightest 3 large outages person occurred. work much

A decree expected to beryllium approved by the authorities aboriginal connected Thursday volition acceptable caller requirements successful presumption of work prime during the transmission of peculiar events including shot matches, the sources said.

Italy's communications watchdog (AGCOM) and the manufacture ministry volition item the caller rules astatine a aboriginal stage, the sources said.

DAZN said it was acceptable to cooperate with Italian authorities.

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Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, further reporting by Elvira Pollina, editing by Gavin Jones

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