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Premier League pirate jailed

A UK man who ran an operation offering illegal access to Premier League football has been jailed for 16 months. Paul Faulkner appeared in front of Liverpool Crown Court in the northwest of England on July 6th after pleading guilty to multiple copyright and fraud offences, including accessing pirate content for his own use. Faulkner […]

July 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Viaplay to show South American football in 9 countries

NENT Group has acquired the exclusive media rights to show the 2021 and 2024 editions of the Copa América, South America’s premier international football tournament, in a wide range of its markets, along with the South American FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers and Brazil and Argentina’s friendly matches between 2022 and 2024. All games will […]

June 11, 2021

EPL agrees broadcast rights renewals

As anticipated, English Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed a proposal to conclude a three-year renewal of the League’s UK live and non-live broadcast agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport. This follows approval in principle for the renewal from Government after an extensive period of consideration. The approval from […]

May 13, 2021By Colin Mann

Recast raises £5.9m in Series A funding

Recast, the UK based sports OTT platform, has raised £5.9 million (€6.7m) in its Series A round of investment. Recast said the success of the round follows increased demand from rights holders looking for alternative ways to monetise their video content as consumption and payment patterns continue to evolve. Among the investors is Simon Bax, […]

May 10, 2021

BBC sets Premier League viewing record

Southampton’s 1-0 win over Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium on the BBC on July 5th has become the Premier League’s most-watched televised match, with an audience of 5.7 million. The peak audience across all platforms saw the Saints record a surprise victory over last season’s champions thanks to Che Adams’ long-range goal. “Having the […]

July 7, 2020

Dugout moves to live-streamed football content

Dugout has announced the launch of a live-stream broadcast offering that will deliver behind-the-scenes and eSports content to Dugout’s 90+ global publishers and their 350 million football fans. Featuring pre and post-match interviews, live action from the training ground and off-field activities, live-streams from Dugout’s partner clubs, federations and leagues, will serve to complement the […]

June 19, 2020

F1 Virtual Grand Prix Series sees record viewership

The F1 Esports – Virtual Grand Prix Series, which drew to a close last weekend, achieved a record breaking 30 million views across TV and digital platforms during the lockdown period, as fans tuned in for live sporting action, including eight Virtual Grands Prix, Pro Exhibition races and #Challenge events. The series was created to […]

June 19, 2020