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TV details: Armchair fans, have no fear
Live on Five!
Live coverage of Italy's Serie A returns to terrestrial TV with Five showing a top game every Sunday afternoon from August 26.

Five will broadcast live action for 34 weeks of the season at 1.30pm (kick-off 2pm) on Sundays and is also showing a weekly half hour preview and highlights magazine programme on Saturday mornings at 11.30am.

There will also be coverage of a second match in Five's late night output.

"Serie A is still one of the strongest Leagues in football with some of the most talented players in the world," said Robert Charles, Controller of Sport for Five.

"The national side are, of course, the current world champions and Milan are Champions League winners.

"We are delighted that our viewers – both terrestrial and on digital – will be able to see some of the top club sides in the world in a truly fantastic League."

Mike Ingram, Director at Inform Group, who brokered the deal on behalf of the rights holder MP&Silva Ltd says: "This agreement reverses the trend of terrestrial broadcasters losing out to Pay-TV.

"Serie A is now the only one of the major European Leagues to have live terrestrial coverage in a major western European market."

With Juventus, Napoli and Genoa back in the top flight, this looks set to be the most exciting Serie A tournament in many a year.

This week's TV times...
Goalissimo - Channel 4 - Saturday 25/8 @ 3.10am
NEW Football Italiano: Inter v Udinese Live - Channel Five - Sunday 26/8 @ 1.30pm





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