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English Premier League

Prediction: International expansion key for OTT

OTT services will aim to grow their subscriber bases in 2022 by focusing on markets beyond North America and Western Europe and diversifying their content offering, according to industry experts at Ampere Analysis. After the pandemic disrupted filming schedules and with the fierce competition between the SVoD platforms, a large quantity of new high-quality Scripted […]

January 17, 2022

Setanta Sports, WSC Sports bring AI highlights to OTT platform in Eurasia

Setanta Sports, a sports broadcasting company in the Eurasia region, has partnered with WSC Sports, the global leader in AI sports video technology, to bring automated highlights to its new OTT platform serving sports fans in 13 countries across Eurasia. For the first time ever, fans from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, […]

December 1, 2021

Optus Sport extends EPL, WSL rights

Australian multiplay telco Optus Sport will continue streaming its exclusive coverage of the world’s best football to its one million plus active subscribers. The renewals lock in Optus Sport’s Premier League rights for six years until 2028, and FA Women’s Super League until after the FIFA Women’s World Cup into 2024. The announcement means Optus […]

November 19, 2021

FACT warns against Premier League piracy

With the 2021/22 English Premier League football season under way, some fans may be tempted to stream live coverage of matches illegally rather than watch them through the proper channels. However Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT, is warning of the risk that they are taking and that they are exposing […]

August 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Analysis: EPL teams to generate $1.4bn in sponsorship revenue

English Premier League clubs will generate in excess of $1.4 billion (€1.19bn) from club partners and sponsors, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. Clothing and kit deals are the largest driver of revenue, followed by deals with financial services companies and gambling and gaming firms, which highlight the growing influence of cryptocurrency firms on […]

August 16, 2021

Research: European broadcasters $2.2bn football profit

Broadcasters’ revenues for live football matches to their domestic leagues and the UEFA Champions League will reach $10.5 billion (€8.6bn) in the 2021/22 season [the first season when fans return to stadia] in the top five European countries, according to the European Football TV Revenues report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. These broadcasters will […]

June 3, 2021

UK creatives, social media agree new anti-piracy measures

In 2018, as agreed in the Creative Industries Sector Deal, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched a series of Government-backed, voluntary roundtable discussions between social media platforms and UK creative businesses. These roundtable discussions seek to further enhance the means to fight piracy on social media platforms, ensure that participants are aware of all existing […]

May 6, 2021By Colin Mann

All Premier League on TV until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed all fixtures for the 2020/21 season will continue to be made available to fans to watch live in the UK. This arrangement will be extended until Government guidance permits supporters to return to stadiums. All matches will be shown via existing broadcast partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video […]

February 18, 2021By Colin Mann

Gracenote powers new live sports experiences

TV, movie, sports and music search and discovery facilitator Gracenote is launching a new live sports solution designed to help smart TV and auto manufacturers enable dynamic sports experiences to engage fans at home or on-the-go. Leveraging Gracenote Global Sports Data, CE manufacturers and automakers can now easily integrate real-time team statistics, recent game results […]

January 6, 2021

Survey: EPL international strategy paying off

The English Premier League (EPL) has successfully expanded its fan base beyond the UK according to strategy consulting firm Altman Solon’s 2020 Global Sports and News Survey, which has revealed its popularity both home and away. Conversely, while there is competition for fan interest from Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga, the major US leagues, […]

October 20, 2020