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​Sky Italia considers free-to-air broadcast of Juventus v Inter Milan in wake of coronavirus

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has said that it will consult with Lega Serie A over whether to broadcast this Sunday's fixture between Juventus and Inter Milan on its free-to-air channel TV8 in light of the rising threat of coronavirus in Northern Italy, reports SportBusiness.

Sky Italia is due to broadcast the Serie A match between the two sides, though it is one of six matches to be played behind closed doors this weekend as authorities seek to minimise the spread of coronavirus which is being reported in the region.

The broadcaster has said that it will consult with the rights-holder over whether to create a "free window" which would see the match broadcast on TV8.

Sky Italia executive vice-president Marzio Perrelli said: "In such a unique situation where all citizens and businesses are required to make sacrifices, Sky would also be willing to make their own."

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