The goal ceremony equaled us all. That happiness found in the strange union of celebrating something at the same time, even if we were not in the same place. But not even that anymore. Today in Italy, if you are unlucky enough to live above a pizzeria or simply to live in the south of the country, you will find out up to 30 seconds later about your team's goal. Bars and restaurants receive satellite signals. The houses, since the season began, have to watch the games through an Internet platform whose reliability depends, to a large extent, on the area of the country where the user lives and the devices that the family uses. It's the uneven world of
Every weekend something happens since the invention began. The day before, he ran the 85th minute at the San Paolo (now his name is Diego Armando Maradona). Napoli tied with Juventus, a game that revives every year the imaginary of that class struggle between the rich North against a discomplexed South that manages to paint the face of the Piedmontese very from time to time. It occurs rarely. But that night Koulibaly jumped to finish off a poorly cleared corner that was half a goal. When half of Italy was going to celebrate it, the Senegalese center-back floated with the little clock on the screen spinning. The broadcast of Dazn, which has the exclusive of Serie A and can only be seen in
, had hung up again.
Napoli's winning goal (2-1), which plunged Juventus into misery, was lost by half the country.
The televised calcium is right now a little chaos in Italy.
Serie A -except for three games per day- can only be seen in
and on mobile devices (playback on television and most smart TVs fail continuously).
No channel has wanted to lend Dazn its window to broadcast.
So no one has yet managed to watch an entire game without interruptions or without the neighbor shouting an average goal until a minute before.
The Champions can be followed on Sky.
But some games, like the one between Inter-Real Madrid last week, can only be seen on Amazon Prime (also in
) or a new Mediaset invention called Infinity (under the same conditions). If it is already difficult for a mid-level college student to remember everything, let alone a large part of the adult population, who need to take notes this season to follow their team. Newspapers had to print a guide last August.
The first cathodic epiphany in Italian football took place on February 5, 1950 with a Juventus-Milan in the Rai. It was no longer necessary to have a ticket in a stadium, keep a seat or take the
sandwich from home
. Television was going to democratize football more, but it ended up corrupting it. First it was a match, then half of the League and at the end all the matches were closed to on-demand platforms. It was immediately necessary to discover who the neighbor was who had the satellite at home and the rest ended up in the bar. In Italy that social inequality that uncovers the television market when the game begins has grown even more this season and the gap has widened.
The Italian government and Serie A thought last year that the new model would force progress in the so-called digital transition. But, for now,
sharpens the gap between young and old, who have been blaspheming all the start of the season when the image freezes or is pixelated at the decisive moment. The decision, under investigation by the Italian communication guarantee authority, also widens the social distance between North and South Italy, where the fiber optic installation is far from being comparable. Italy is a country where the average per capita income doubles in the northern part and in which a Calabrian has an average life expectancy three years lower than a Lombard. As if it were not enough, now he will also find out later about the goals of his team.
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