MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s communications watchdog on Thursday called on sport streaming app DAZN to put measures in place to prevent malfunctions during streaming of live Serie A soccer matches, stepping up pressure on the online platform.

The authority also said it had launched a procedure to define quality parameters for live streaming of matches of Italy’s top flight soccer league and thresholds and criteria for possible compensation in case those were not met.

Owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik, DAZN in March secured the rights to screen Serie A live matches for three seasons with a 2.5 billion euro ($2.89 billion) bid, under a technical and distribution partnership with Italy’s biggest phone group Telecom Italia.

($1 = 0.8653 euros)

(Reporting by Elvira Pollina; editing by Agnieszka Flak)

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