Rai: No desire to shut down sports channel

John Gunnar Bjorkengren of Lecce holds off the attentions of Wilfried Singo of Torino during the Coppa Italia match on October 28, 2020 (by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has said it remains committed to its sports channel following reports that it could be closed amid the company’s financial difficulties.

At a board of directors meeting, chief executive Fabrizio Salini stated that the “hypothesis” relating to the closure or merger of the Rai Sport and Rai Storia channels were connected to “simulations and scenarios” aimed at addressing the economic situation.

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