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EBU acquires Paralympic Games rights

EBU acquires Paralympic Games rights

The EBU has secured the rights to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games thanks to a new deal with the International Paralympics Committee (IPC). The…

EU court annuls UPC-Ziggo merger

EU court annuls UPC-Ziggo merger

The European General Court has annulled the planned merger of the UPC and Ziggo cable TV networks in the Netherlands, finding that the European Commission failed adequately to look into the…

Fines for illegal Sky Sports streamers

Fines for illegal Sky Sports streamers

A judgment has been obtained in the High Court of England and Wales against a Sky customer who had been streaming Sky Sports content illegally online. Yusuf Mohammed, of Bristol…

Premier League ‘big 6’ drop overseas distribution plan

Premier League ‘big 6’ drop overseas distribution plan

Proposals to end the equal distribution of overseas TV money have been abandoned after the so called ‘big six’ Premier League clubs failed to reach an agreement. The six richest…

La Liga: ‘A global entertainment brand’

La Liga: ‘A global entertainment brand’

According to Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s premier football tournament La Liga, the league is more than just a football competition, and is now a global entertainment company, akin to…

UEFA eyes online coverage

UEFA eyes online coverage

Following similar comments made by Ed Woodward, the Vice-Chairman of Manchester United Football Club in respect of English Premier League rights, and those made by F1 commercial MD Sean Bratches,…

F1 plans OTT service for 2018

F1 plans OTT service for 2018

Formula 1 has revealed plans to launch an online live streaming service in 2018 as it reviews its digital and broadcast strategies. While the sport, under the previous management of…

Eurosport lines up Formula E coverage

Eurosport lines up Formula E coverage

Eurosport has extended its agreement with the FIA Formula E Championship that will see the broadcaster showcase the all-electric single seater car race series to all of Europe for the…

Qatar hit by Egypt in beIN Sports row

Qatar hit by Egypt in beIN Sports row

The diplomatic problems between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Gulf states and Qatar has escalated and now threatens the TV output from Qatar-based beIN Sports. October 18th saw Egypt’s prosecutor-general…

Eurosport, Snap team for Olympics audience engagement

Eurosport, Snap team for Olympics audience engagement

Discovery Communications’ Eurosport and Snap have agreed a strategic advertising and content partnership for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018, bringing Snapchatters across Europe Olympic Games action through several…