A few hours after the formalization of the agreement between DAZN and Sky for Serie A, the heavy reaction of Codacons arrives, which evidently rejected the partnership signed between the parties and in a press release calls it “an incredible mess”.
In a press release released today, Codacons states that the solution put in place by the parties is one “Brain solution also difficult to understand”.
“It is difficult for users to even understand what this bizarre and tangled solution entails. In fact, if the agreement provides for the arrival of the DAZN app on Sky Q from 8 August and the possibility for SKY subscribers to “join a specific DAZN commercial offer to see the ZONA DAZN channel on the SKY decoder, with 7 DAZN exclusive Serie A TIM matches per round and a selection of events “, it is much more complex to reconstruct how much users will end up paying each monthe ”reads the press release, which also makes some calculations.
P.to be able to see the ZONA DAZN channelindeed, “the user must have not only the SKY subscription but also the DAZN subscription. Furthermore, the activation of the ZONA DAZN channel will not be free. “The ZONA DAZN channel will have a monthly cost of € 5.00, in addition to the price of the DAZN subscription (or € 29.99 / month for the DAZN STANDARD plan and € 39.99 / month for the DAZN PLUS plan)“.
Overall, therefore, observes the association, to watch DAZN on satellite you will need two subscriptions (one to SKY and one to DAZN), to which another € 5.00 must be added to activate the ZONA DAZN channel on SKY. To follow Serie A on two devices (not in the same home network) and with the quality of the satellite, the total cost will then be € 39.99 / month (DAZN PLUS) + € 14.90 (SKY CALCIO) + € 5, 00 to activate the satellite channel ZONA DAZN: the total is close to 60 euros per month.
According to the Codacons, the parties propose a “very complicated solution a few days from the start of the championship, leaving users in a condition of great uncertainty about the contents themselves and the characteristics of the offer“.