Exiles, re: your closing statement, unfortunately, a precedent has been set. It is the very reason Serie A is breaking away so as to NOT share the TV revenue and profits. Some think it is the end of the beginning as Italian football will finally compete with the Premier League and La Liga (well Real Madrid, really) in paying ridiculous sums to snap up world class players. However, I'd like to think, that it is the beginning of the end since it would mean the end of local talent coming through the ranks, which you will notice, we have in abundance in Italy. The days of local lads like Maldini, Del Piero, Totti rising through the ranks to become ICONS for their respective clubs are numbered indeed.