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Six FA Cup Third Round matches on BBC, ITV

The Emirates FA Cup Third Round returns to the BBC and ITV in January with six live matches on the FTA channels as Premier League clubs join the knockout competition. ITV’s January 9th coverage, which includes both the West Ham v Leeds United and Nottingham Forest v Arsenal matches, will also include the FA Cup […]

December 9, 2021By Nik Roseveare

DAZN closing in on BT Sport

Sports streaming service DAZN has reportedly tabled a bid for BT Sport – the pay-TV sports channels owned by BT. DAZN, a startup backed by billionaire Sir Leonard Blavatnik, is said to be in “advanced” discussions to acquire BT Sport and a deal could be announced within the next few weeks according to a report […]

September 22, 2021

Eleven Poland extends FA Cup rights

Eleven Poland has renewed its exclusive rights to broadcast The Emirates FA Cup until 2023/24. Eleven will also bring the FA Community Shield to Polish fans for the next three seasons. Krzysztof Świergiel, Managing Director, Eleven Poland, said: “The Emirates FA Cup is one of the most iconic competitions in football and it’s a key […]

July 16, 2021

BT Sport to broadcast FA Disability Cup

The FA Disability Cup will return to St George’s Park on July 17th and 18th, with BT Sport providing coverage over the weekend, the first time the Cup has been broadcast live. The 2021 FA Disability Cup, the fifth edition of the competition, will see five cup finals scheduled across the weekend, delivered by The […]

July 7, 2021

StarTimes ON app on VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs

StarTimes and VIDAA have announced that streaming application StarTimes ON is now available on VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs. StarTimes ON is a mobile application by Africa’s leading digital TV operator StarTimes. It combines live TV channels and rich VoD content to offer a premium user experience. StarTimes ON serves 27 million users and ranks among […]

June 11, 2021

Germany: DAZN launches hospitality offering

DAZN, the global sports streaming platform, is expanding its global commercial premises business into Germany. With DAZN For Business, DAZN is launching a standalone business solution, which enables restaurants, hotels, bars and hospitality businesses to offer fans live sports from DAZN – including, among others, all Bundesliga matches on Fridays and Sundays as well as […]

May 26, 2021

2020-21 Non-League Finals Day free on BT Sport

BT Sport is making next the Non-League Finals Day available for free, allowing football fans to watch both the FA Vase and FA Trophy finals without a subscription on May 3rd. BT Sport’s coverage will be available to watch without a subscription via, the BT Sport App, BT TV, the Sky Digital Satellite platform, […]

April 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

beIN court action on StarTimes rights payments

StarTimes, the Chinese-owned pay-television operator in sub-Saharan Africa, is facing the threat of a winding up order after failing to pay beIN Media Group for rights to French football’s Ligue 1, according to a GlobalData report. GlobalData also says that the broadcaster, part of Hong Kong-based holding company Century Sun, has delayed payments to other […]

February 19, 2021

NENT, Viaplay boost football rights in Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has secured a variety of football rights for its Viaplay streaming service in the Baltic countries, including the exclusive rights to the FA Cup until 2024. NENT Group will launch Viaplay in the Baltics on March 9th. NENT Group has acquired the English Cup-tournaments (FA Cup […]

February 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: Good Morning Britain most tweeted TV of 2020

Data from Kantar Media has revealed the most tweeted about TV programme/series of 2020 overall was ITV’s Good Morning Britain (with 4,930,926 tweets) followed by Love Island (3,172,459), BBC Breakfast (1,812,446), Question Time (1,666,730) and live FA Cup football coverage (1,376,162). Love Island also topped the list of most tweeted about live broadcast shows, with […]

December 16, 2020