The 2023-24 Serie A season gets underway on Aug 20, but you won’t find much Italian football action on British television. Napoli shocked the football world last season by winning their first Scudetto in more than 30 years, and most pundits expect the Blues to be title challengers again this season even without Luciano Spalletti pacing the sidelines.
If you want to catch all of the Serie A action in the UK, you have a cable TV option and a streaming option available. Read on.
Serie A has some of the most intense rivalries in world football. Some great Serie A derbies feature teams that compete for fans in the same city, but the biggest Serie A rivalry of all pits the two giants of Italian football against each other. Here are some Serie A matches that you definitely will not want to miss this season:
- The Derby d’Italia: The Premier League has Liverpool vs. Manchester United, La Liga has Real Madrid vs. Barcelona and Serie A has Internazionale vs. Juventus. This match between Italy’s most successful sides usually delivers plenty of thrills, and it often determines the league champions.
- The Derby della Capitale: The games between Lazio and AS Roma are rarely title deciders, but that does not mean the fans of these two great clubs lack passion. This is considered the most heated rivalry in Italian football, and Rome comes to a halt when the game is played.
- The Derby della Madonnina: Inter Milan and AC Milan share a city and a stadium, so this is a fierce rivalry where even the visiting fans feel like they are attending a home game. This is usually a competitive match as both teams are among Italy’s best. Inter Milan and AC Milan have both won the Scudetto 19 times, and both have finished as runners-up 16 times.
- The Derby del Sole: The Derby of the Sun is contested between Napoli and AS Roma, which were the first two central Italian football clubs to play top-flight football. Titles are rarely on the line when these two teams meet, but the matches between them are usually exciting and entertaining.
BT Sport was the place to watch Serie A games on TV in the UK for years, but TNT Sports has purchased the rights to broadcast the 2023-24 season.
However, if you want to watch Serie A matches anywhere in the UK without a cumbersome cable contract, you can sign up for BT’s discovery + Premium package. The package will cost you £29.99 per month. Once you have signed up, you can watch TNT Sports coverage including Serie A games using the discovery+ app.
Watching Serie A in the US or Canada
Fans wanting to stream Serie A games in the US will need to subscribe to Paramount+ which costs $4.99 per month. Those in Canada can stream through Fubo with plans starting at C$20 per month.
If watching Serie A matches leaves you wanting more Italian football action, you can also watch Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana games on the Viaplay streaming platform. Viaplay streams both competitions. Its Total package, which includes sports, costs £14.99 per month. The platform also offers a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.
You should bear in mind that these streaming options are available to Serie A fans in the UK. If you have travel plans and don’t want to miss a minute of Serie A action, you can use a VPN service to access streaming options in other countries.
If you want to stream Serie A games, you can use an Android or iOS phone, a laptop or desktop computer or a video game console with streaming options. Most smart TVs support the discovery+ app, and you can also tune in with devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV.
Will Napoli win another Scudetto? Will Juventus qualify for the Champions League? Will Jose Mourinho lead Roma to another trophy? These are the questions that will be answered during the 2023-24 Serie A season, and you don’t have to miss a minute of the action.
You can stream Italian football online by subscribing to BT’s discovery+ Premium plan. You could also use a VPN to access streaming options not usually available to UK residents.