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How to watch Serie A on US TV

How to watch Serie A on US TV

If you’re trying to find where to watch Serie A on US TV, you’ve come to the right place.

Although the Serie A doesn’t have the amount of fans as England’s Premier League or Spain’s La Liga, there are still plenty of Italian soccer fans here in America.  Clubs such as Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Napoli and AS Roma have a significant following around the world.  In fact, two Italian clubs (Juventus and Milan) rank in the top 10 of Facebook “likes” among soccer clubs worldwide.  Here in the US, there are multiple ways to get your Italian soccer fix.

Games are available in Italian-language and English-language.

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Where to watch Serie A on US TV

Beginning with the 2021/22 season, Serie A has a new rights holder in the United States with exclusive coverage across streaming service Paramount+ for the next three seasons. Paramount+ will deliver more than 400 club matches live each season through 2024, featuring all 380 Serie A matches, at least 25 Coppa Italia matches including all contests from the fourth knockout round on, and the Supercoppa Italiana match each year between the winners of Serie A and Coppa Italia. Select matches will be televised each year on CBS Sports linear platforms including CBS Sports Network.

Paramount+, a leading destination for U.S. soccer fans, features more than a thousand live matches each year across an extensive portfolio of soccer properties, including UEFA club competitions, Scottish Premiership, NWSL, Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol and Brasileirāo.

Paramount+ is available on a number of devices including PC or Mac as well as Roku, iPhone and Android phones, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TV, Vizio and XBOX One.

SEE MORE: Schedule of Serie A games on US TV and streaming

If you have questions about where to watch Serie A on US TV, let us know in the comments section below.

Courtesy of World Soccer Talk, download a complimentary copy of The Ultimate Soccer TV And Streaming Guide, which features details on where to watch all of the leagues from around the world on US TV and streaming.

 

Radio coverage

Avid radio listeners can tune into channel 85 on SiriusXM to find Serie A coverage, both for live matches and weekly commentary of the Italian league.  AS Roma fans can also check out Roma Radio on the TuneIn app.

Finally, if you want to interact with fellow soccer fans while watching your favorite Italian club’s matches you could always find a local pub in or near your area.  Many club websites provide a list of official sports bars here in America which show most, if not all, of that team’s matches (Note: If you happen to be in New York City, Smithfield Hall airs many Serie A games).

 

Serie B and Serie C

Since February 2021, matches from Serie B and Serie C are available via a new live pay-per-view streaming service, Live Now. Games are available from $4 to $6 each.

 

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47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. CarmineLengua

    August 28, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Is Paramount+ the only medium that carries Serie a games in 2021? If so and I wanted to subscribe to it, what would be the monthly cost and how many games would I be able to watch each week?

  2. Ra

    August 26, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    @Michelangelo They get SAP from the World feed, so it is highly unlikely that they will interact with the North Am presenters. Also, they seem to provide SAP only to the games in which both audio streams come from the world stream. If that is the case, I would expect that the most important games will have local narration and pre and post shows, but no SAP option.

  3. Michelangelo

    August 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    We need more games on CBSSN instead of only one game a week. Will it be only Sundays at 12:30 each game we get on CBSSN or will more matches be televised on other CBS networks. Why not stream a couple of matches on the Paramount Network? This would be Perfect for the Paramount Network to gain an audience. More Italian SAP options for the games and more devices that have this feature. Forza Napoli!!!!

  4. Michelangelo

    August 15, 2021 at 8:56 am

    @Paul Recchia- usually to watch matches live in Italian it would have to be through Rai Italia. Their coverage superior to an American station although the channel isn’t in HD. Hopefully Rai Italia and Paramount Plus can work together if they get the Italian SAP option on their app so we can get the most authentic coverage similar to DAZN or SKY. Forza Napoli!!! Can’t wait for the Serie A season to start!

  5. Michelangelo

    August 15, 2021 at 7:33 am

    @Paul- I recently called Paramount Plus and they have no idea of what I’m talking about. They don’t even know what the Serie A is. Let’s hope they can deliver because their Coppa Italia coverage is horrible. The specials and highlights section don’t work at times. The quality can be better as well.

  6. Paul Recchia

    August 14, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Will the SERIE A Games be broadcast in ITALIAN, as I would like?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 14, 2021 at 4:01 pm

      We’ll be sharing the news next week. Stay tuned.

  7. Michelangelo

    July 27, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    @Ra. I understand that some of my ideas may be unrealistic due to the fact that the Serie A rights in Italy are far superior to those in the states due to the fact it’s the main league that they watch. However, having Italian SAP audio option will be a huge outlook to the game. Paramount Plus needs to find a way to work Rai Italia for announcers and broadcasting skills due to the fact this is their opening year for a new league. It’s important to obtain new fans this year and by doing so this will drive Paramount’s stock to the roof. Serie A’s coverage should be very similar but could be better if they create a Diretta Goal or a Goal Zone channel for fans that want to watch non-stop action. Another key factor is they could add a feature on the app by saying what team do you support so you can get all the highlights and clips from your club. Their should also be an option to choose your favorite team as an Icon on the app as well. I choose SpongeBob as my default one but it could be a nice touch for the fans. In addition, A Soccer or Sports section would be lovely instead of always going into the TV show section. I’m not sure if Paramount has this but it would also be beneficial to add the Serie A into your favorites section so fans could jump into a live match directly on the home screen. Before the matches start Paramount plus could start a poll on who is going to win the match and other questions that could pertain to that matchup. Let the fans be interactive with the Serie A and let them most importantly have fun with the beautiful game. More Customization is needed and their should be a main section as well for soccer since many customers are buying it for this particular reason. @Ra- So what are your suggestions for Paramount Plus and the Serie A? Forza Napoli and Forza Calcio!!!

  8. Ra

    July 26, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    @Michelangelo. Your ideas are good, but they are unrealistic. If they were to be implemented, Serie A would have the best coverage across all sports and networks for US TV. It is highly unlikely unless ViacomCBS were to use Serie A to test the waters.
    Serie A is a modest property for CBS compared to what you are used to in Italy. For reference, CBS reportedly paid $70M per year while Sky/DAZN bought the Italian rights for $1B+/yr.

  9. Michelangelo

    July 26, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    @Ra and @JP The Goalazo Show or Rai has “La Giostra del Goal” is critical to the success of the Serie A on Paramount Plus. Sky Italia has Calcio Diretta Goal which shows all the matches on that matchday live. It changed from 4-6 different matches depending on the day. This is a must if Paramount Plus wants to succeed in ratings, especially on their opening year on a new platform. Paramount Plus needs to create an interactive experience for fans to experience on all devices. In Italy sky does that with their remotes by clicking the color to answer the question. Another tip and idea that could really spark a new audience. Paramount need to learn from how NFL Redzone provides their coverage however without interrupting the matches with one commentator. An Italian commentator for the SAP option would add a whole other level to excitement and passion to the Serie A. Paramount Plus could use some of Rai Italia’s commentators for the Italian version. We also need a pre-post show for all Serie A matchups and get in depth analysis with some legends like Alessandro Del Piero and Christian Vieri. What other ideas or opinions do you guys have for Paramount Plus and the Serie A. Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback and Forza Napoli!!!

  10. Ra

    July 26, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    @Michelangelo It would be a good feature, but I would rather have the option to watch some serie A games along with other competitions and sports. As for your other suggestion, it seems that this is something you can already find in a betting website. Not really my cup of tea.

  11. JP

    July 26, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    @Michelangelo, completely agree about the need for CBS/Paramount+ to have a Golazo type show for the 9am Sunday match window. beIN did this their last couple of years with Serie A with MultiCalcio. During the main match they’d have cut ins to show highlights of recent goals in other matches like RAI’s La Giostra dei Gol.
    That’s the key though, needs to be incorporated into the framework of another match, not the format they had for the Champions League and Europa League Golazo shows. That is too distracting, especially with the presenter constantly talking. That format works for NFL and the viewers who only care about their fantasy stats, but less so in soccer in my opinion.

  12. Michelangelo

    July 26, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    @Ra All we can do is hope for the best as well. An Italian Language SAP option is also a must as well. I have another idea on Paramount Plus can incorporative interactive tv as well. During the match Paramount Plus should ask fans on who will win the match, the MVP, who will score first, Over or Under, etc. The options are limitless and interactive option could really be a fun and new alternative for Serie A fans. There should also be a poll on what Serie A matchup the fans want to see on CBS or CBS Sports Network. At Least 2-4 matches a week should be aired on CBS and CBS Sports network so subscribers of Paramount Plus and Cable TV viewers can watch some of the matches. Can’t wait for the brand new start of the Italian Serie A on Paramount Plus and CBS Networks. Forza Napoli and Forza Calcio!!!

  13. Michelangelo

    July 26, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    @Ra I understand that ESPN Plus had this feature for Apple TV. However, what about a channel like a NFL Redzone, A Goalazo show which shows all the goals and all the different matchups live on one channel stream. Apple TV has that feature which is great but your never going to get a full Serie A experience unless your watching a channel that streams all the matches and flips around through all the games showing you the goals and moments that could change the season. I know Fox Soccer Plus had this feature for the Champions League and the German Bundesliga. Therefore, this is a must for the Serie A and Paramount Plus to capitalize on this feature. Not only the Serie A but all matches that are being streamed at the same time could use this feature. Paramount Plus needs to listen to Worldsoccertalk.com and the community that we are providing for our fans. Forza Napoli!!!

  14. Ra

    July 26, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    @Michelangelo Yes, you can watch 4 games simultaneously on ESPN+ and you can select how to arrange them. All you need is a 4k AppleTV. It is worth the investment.

  15. Michelangelo

    July 26, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    ESPN Plus and their coverage of the Italian Serie A was absolutely amazing. I hope that Paramount Plus can replicate this and bring the beautiful game to life. However, their are some things that Paramount Plus need to do bring more viewers and keep more viewers.
    1. Rewind, Fast Forward, Play, Pause. This This is not an option and this is upsetting since were in the 21st century and all streaming platforms have this simple option. It would be also great if you could jump to the main highlight during the steam such as a goal, foul, penalty, VAR, etc. They should create pop ups so the viewer can jump into it quickly so they don’t miss important action and they have to constantly Rewind and fast forward for this.
    2. Golazo Show- This is a must for the Serie a and Americans to successfully enjoy Calcio. The Serie A usually streams matches simultaneously however ESPN Plus streamed all the matches but their was no way to watch a NFL Redzone type feel stream that shows you all the action through all the games at the same time. Paramount Plus need to capitalize on this and is crucial for the success of Serie A’s ratings increase in the States.
    3. Multi language broadcast is also a must on how the Italian Serie A can spike up more viewers. An Italian broadcast would make the most sense as a SAP language since it is the Italian Serie A. By adding native Italian broadcasting to the game creates an exciting level of passion, drama, insights, and honor to the league. Disney Plus has multiple language options for their films so why not have Italian announcers for their league.
    4. Pre Show and Post show for all the Matches on Saturday and Sunday. This is something that the Barclays Premier League does exceptional on NBC and NBCSN with their coverage. If Paramount Plus want to be successful they need to execute this with some legends analyzing the games as well.
    5. On Demand Service- The games need to uploading immediately after the game has ended. The also need to post the pre and post coverage alongside the match as well. What ESPN plus did as well is they showed some highlights of previous matches between the clubs, Serie A show, Goal Show, eSports Serie A, preview shows, ETC. All the things that ESPN Plus did need to transfer to Paramount Plus and more.
    6. Lets hope that Paramount Plus can provide a new and fresh Feeling to the greatest, oldest league which is the Italian Serie A. Forza NAPOLI!!!

  16. Christopher Harris

    February 10, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Serie B and Serie C are now available via Live Now Sports

    https://www.live-now.com/en-int/page/sport

  17. Greggolas

    June 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Who has Serie B in the US? DAZN no longer appears to be streaming it via their service.

    • Christopher Harris

      June 22, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      No one has picked up the rights yet.

  18. Ali

    September 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    It would be appreciated if somebody can post the names of english commentators for the international feed for serie A. I am in Canada and watching on Telelatino.

  19. Azer

    September 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    College Football is more important for ESPN than professional football. ESPN could have put the SERIE A on ESPN Deportes and installed the SAP option for the English speaking audience. They have the resources to do this, they’re one of the richest companies in the nation, but I guess greed always prevails. Yes, ESPN plus is cheap at the moment but I prefer watching the beautiful game on TV. Comcast in my area is offering RAI Italia for $10 a month, the channel has the SERIE A in Italian. I’m considering adding it to my bill. Football on TV in the USA is going back to the 1990’s.
    As Gary Preston likes to say, keep the ball rolling, take care, bye bye.

    • Soccertvblog

      September 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

      ESPN Plus streams their games in 720p and 60fps (frames per second). The picture quality is actually BETTER than most compressed digital video on satellite or cable. Saying you “prefer watching the beautiful game on TV” is a wonderful sentiment but all it does is limit your choices. As I pointed out, the video quality is comparable to your TV (and the audio used by ESPN Plus is Int’l commentary which again is a plus). Also, RAI Italia is in SD on Comcast (pretty sure) so talk about going back to 1990’s.

      Finally, with a FireTV stick, which comes pre-loaded with the ESPN App, is available as low as $24.99, you can no longer use the excuse that ESPN+ would be on your computer nor not affordable.

      • Edwin

        September 17, 2018 at 11:45 am

        This I totally agree I think alot of people that gripe about ESPN+ have no clue of how good it is as you stated. A New Gen Roku stick can be bought online for as low as $20 bucks the same as a FireTV stick. It’s simply a matter of plugging the stick up to your 40in. and connecting it to your internet. You can simply change HD modes from Roku channel your watching back to your regular cable with one button if you are channel surfing. It’s just like having a channel and channel surfing. The picture quality is good. It might buffer once every 2 hours but it doesn’t last long and can be fixed quickly by hitting pause and play.

  20. LAE

    September 16, 2018 at 11:37 am

    ESPN DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT FUTBOL THEY STATED THAT SERIE A DOS NOT HAVE AS MANY FANS AS THE ENGLISH PREMIERE WELL IT IS A BRILLIANT DEDUCTION FOR AN IGNORANT S RELUCTANT S TO ADMIT THAT FUTBOL IS THE NUMBER ONE SPORT IN THE PLANET SO WHEN YOU IQ IS LOWER YOU ARE LINGER TO YOUR IGNORANCE AND IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE .

    NOW THE FACT THAT YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GAME PER WEEK SHOWS THE LACK OF COMMON SENSE . ON THE OTHER HAND.

    NBC SHOWS ONLY FEW ENGLISH PREMIERE GAMES A WEEK

    FINALLY THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE MLS OF FUTBOL IN USA IS CALLED THE

    “THE RETIREMENT FUTBOL LEAGE

    • Henry Reichman

      September 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

      It’s nice to see you too.

    • JP

      September 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Also, the match of the week they show on TV is not always the best Serie A has to offer. Empoli v Lazio instead of Napoli/Fiorentina or Juve/Sassuolo this weekend. Next week it’s Torino v Napoli, pretty good….except the match is at 6:30 AM! Would be better choosing Samp/Inter 2:30 Saturday or Milan/Atalanta 12:00 Sunday.

  21. Lea

    August 7, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Is ESPN+ only showing 1 Serie A game per week? Is that the best place to watch Serie A?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 7, 2018 at 11:14 pm

      ESPN+ is showing 9 Serie A games per week. ESPN or ESPN2 will show 1 Serie A per weekend.

      • Martin Fernandez

        September 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

        Are the games being shown on ESPN and ESPN2 also being shown on ESPN+. the only reason I have DIrectTV at this point is for ESPN. But would much rather just subscribe to ESPN +; thanks.

        • Christopher Harris

          September 3, 2018 at 6:51 pm

          The Serie A game of the week that’s shown on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNEWS is not shown on ESPN+.

  22. Lea

    August 7, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Do I need to pay for ESPN+ ?
    Thank you Christopher for responding so quickly!

  23. Lea

    August 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I don’t mind NOT watching a game live- How can I watch a Serie A game that’s played?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Serie A games will be available on-demand via ESPN+ if you don’t mind watching them later and not live.

  24. Mino

    August 7, 2018 at 10:34 am

    The IMG agency has confirmed it will launch Serie A Pass, a global OTT subscription service that will offer live coverage of every match from the top division of Italian football.

    The service will be available from the start of the 2018-19 season on August 18.

    https://www.seriea-pass.com

    • Christopher Harris

      August 7, 2018 at 10:39 am

      The streaming service will only be available in Scandinavia.

      • Mino

        August 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

        I read that yesterday, but today their press release says: “Fans will be able to access live coverage, replays, magazine shows and archive programming in more than 20 territories worldwide.”

        https://www.sportbusiness.com/sport-news/img-launch-serie-ott-service

      • The_TMangrove

        August 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

        I think you may be confusing that with IMG’s Strive streaming service. According to the SportBusiness website the Serie A package will be available in more than 20 territories worldwide with monthly and season pass options.

        • Christopher Harris

          August 7, 2018 at 11:14 am

          The US will not be allowed to stream games from Serie A Pass.

          • Mino

            August 7, 2018 at 11:22 am

            If this is confirmed for the US, it’d be a horrible year for fútbol fans, with the leagues split in many different streaming services, the cost to watch the top European and South American tournaments will be ridiculous.

            • Christopher Harris

              August 7, 2018 at 11:40 am

              I can confirm that Serie A Pass will NOT be available in the United States.

  25. Bianconero

    August 7, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I’m pretty sure RAI Italia is only available on DISH and not Directv. It’s also worth noting that with the new contract RAI will only transmit 3 games per week.

    • Julio

      August 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

      RAI Italia and Mediaset Italia are available on Verizon Fios too

    • Yespage

      August 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Also through SlingTV’s Italy pack. $15 a month.

      • Francesco

        August 7, 2018 at 11:36 pm

        I’m thinking of getting the Italy pack…and ESPN+. I’m guessing that the RAI commentary will be much better than ESPN.

        Too bad BeIn lost the rights. I think they did an okay job…and I only had to subscribe to one service.

  26. Mike Cammarata

    August 7, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Serie A. U.S. rights

    As the domestic rights are up in air.
    I am on Sling TV. Do you many games will be available on RAI international each weekend via DISH.
    I can purchase this through Sling.
    Great podcast BTW.

    Mike Cammarata

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