Under the deal, TNC will broadcast live two Italian Serie A matches per week, from season the 2007-08 season to the 2009-10 season.

Television Nacional de Chile will provide unprecedented editorial coverage for the Italian League which returns, after several years, to the most widely distributed and viewed terrestrial television channel in the territory.

Riccardo Silva, president of Media Partners & Silva said: “We are glad we have selected the national television for the distribution of our property in Chile. TNC is the number one terrestrial television with the best distribution and the highest audience and we are proud to give Serie A the coverage it deserves. The network will air not only live matches but also editorial content on Italian football that is unprecedented in Chile”.

Michael Muller, Manager of Sports and Special Events said: ” We are very happy to see Italian football return to our screens. The combination of such a great product with the audience and the distribution we can provide provides a winning situation for Media Partners and Silva and our network; we are proud to bring our viewers Serie A, one of the best soccer leagues in the world, for the next three years”.

TNC is the number one network in both distribution and audience in Chile, covering 99.7 per cent of the Chilean territory and is the number one rated network. It is a public company and it has been a leader in sports programming for several years.