Eurosport faces axe from Sky Italia

December 17, 2013 11.15 Europe/London By Julian Clover

PreTitle EurosportEurosport could disappear from Sky Italia screens if a new agreement cannot be reached by January 1st.

It is understood the international sports channel is one of a number of content providers currently in negotiation with the satcaster.

Local media has reported Sky’s customer service centre has been advising that the channels will be dropped at the start of 2014.

Currently Eurosport 1 and 2 are carried by Sky Italia, but if no agreement is reached Eurosport will be restricted to the Mediaset Premium DTT offer that it joined last November.

In addition to its own Sky Sport channels, Sky-It has since the summer carried Fox Sports, which has become the home of foreign soccer coverage.