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Mediaset drops out of tender to buy Serie A TV rights - source

MILAN, June 13 (Reuters) - Italian broadcaster Mediaset (Amsterdam: MA8.AS - news) has dropped out of a tender to buy Serie A football matches TV rights after submitting a lower offer than rival Sky (Amsterdam: BK8.AS - news) , a source inside the championship league said on Wednesday.

Bids for the rights to air the 2018-2021 seasons were due by 0900 GMT on Wednesday and the Serie A is expected to assign them by the end of the day.

(Reporting by Elvira Pollina; writing by Francesca Landini; editing by Luca Trogni)