The football championship commences on LA7's terrestrial digital

09/08/2006 - 00:00 PM

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La7 Cartapiù will screen live all the matches (at home and away) of
Cagliari, Sampdoria, Catania, Fiorentina and Palermo
and the home matches of Ascoli, Chievo, Empoli, Parma and Udinese

The second edition of AREA GOL and 7MAGIC, the new programme realised in collaboration with the Gazzetta dello Sport are also kicking-off

Rome, 8 September 2006 - The Football Championship on LA7’s terrestrial digital commences tomorrow with the return of “Area Gol”, the programme dedicated to thecommentary on the Serie A TIM matches transmitted by LA7 Cartapiù in pay per view modality andwiththenew“7Magic” programme, put together in collaboration with theGazzetta dello Sport on the LA7 Sport channel.

“Area Gol” will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, on the occasion of all the championship matches, and will follow with connections on the field and pre and post match interviews for all the home and away matches of Cagliari, Sampdoria, Catania, Fiorentina and Palermo and the home matches of Ascoli, Chievo, Empoli, Parma and Udinese. This second edition of “Area Gol” is designed and presented by Roberto Bernabai, LA7’s sports newsroom journalist, and Paola Cambiaghi, a well-known network personality who was always part of the talk show “Il gol sopra Berlino” dedicated to the 2006 German World Football Championship.

“Area Gol” will go on air 45 minutes before the matches begin and will be dedicated to pre-match discussion and the latest news on the teams, the first comments from the guests in the studio in the interval and, at the end of the matches, to the final debate with connections to the changing rooms, technical in-depth discussions, film snippets of the more important or discussed actions and highlights of the other matches being broadcast on terrestrial digital. The pre and post match links will be handled by journalists from the LA7 sports newsroom.

The live news and technical commentary on the matches will be given by the well-known names in football and sports journalism, including Bruno Pizzul, Roberto Boninsegna, Serse Cosmi, Carolina Morace, Roberto Pruzzo, Dario Marcolin, Roberto Rambaudi and Angelo Benedicto Sormani. On Sunday “Area Gol” will go on air from the LA7 Rome studios, while the Saturday appointment – dedicated to the championship predictions - will be transmitted live from a studio created within one of the LA7 teams’ stages.

“7Magic” is, instead, LA7 Sport’s new proposal, the free terrestrial digital sports channel directed by Darwin Pastorin. The new programme, produced by Emilio Piervincenzi and realised in collaboration with the Gazzetta dello Sport, will be shown weekly and will presented by Luca Catuogno every Saturday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

“7Magic” is a programme/game based on the “Magic Cup”, Gazzetta dello Sport’s football fantasy competition. Television viewers may, at their homes, compare their strategies with those of the experts and studio guests and interact thanks to their remote control, to enliven and improve the performance of their Magic team.

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LA7 Cartapiù allows football enthusiasts the possibility of choosing one of the following offers:

Championship Package for their chosen Team, which allows Cagliari, Sampdoria, Catania, Fiorentina and Palermo supporters to view all their chosen team’s matches, both at home and away, at a price of 79 euro.

Cartapiù Championship Package, which permits the viewing of all the home and away matches of Cagliari, Sampdoria, Catania, Fiorentina and Palermo and the home matches of Ascoli, Chievo, Empoli, Parma and Udinese at a price of 99 euro.

Furthermore, it is always possible to buy individually on LA7 Cartapiù, at 5 euro each, all the matches played by Serie A TIM teams on the LA7 fields.