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IMG to enhance EFL broadcast and streaming offering

The English Football League (EFL) and IMG have announced a deal which will see IMG deliver a major upgrade to the EFL’s broadcast and streaming output over the next five seasons. With record domestic and international broadcast deals in place from the 2024/25 season until 2028/29, the EFL says it is committing to an increased […]

April 16, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports, BBC extend WSL rights

Sky Sports has extended the broadcast rights to the Women’s Super League (WSL) for the 2024/25 season, and will show up to 44 live matches. WSL on Sky Sports sits alongside a vast offering of domestic football every season including 128 games from Premier League, over 1,000 EFL fixtures including every match from the League […]

April 11, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Kay-Jelski named BBC Director of Sport

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer, has announced Alex Kay-Jelski as the Director of BBC Sport. As Director he will set the editorial and creative strategy for BBC Sport. He will lead the teams – across commissioning, production, digital and journalism – and work closely with talent and partners to help drive the growth of […]

April 11, 2024

Prime Video to premiere Man United 99 docuseries

Prime Video will premiere 99, a documentary series exploring Manchester United’s historic treble-winning season, within which the iconic team won the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League across 10 pivotal days in 1999. The UK Original documentary will launch in over 240 countries and territories worldwide exclusively on Prime Video later on May […]

April 10, 2024

Sky Sports: Record audience for Rangers vs Celtic

More than 1.4 million viewers tuned into the gripping 3-3 draw on April 7th between Rangers and Celtic on Sky Sports in a new record for the SPFL era. The figures for the top-of-the-table clash at Ibrox are the highest for a Scottish league match since the SPFL formed in 2013. The audience numbers include […]

April 9, 2024

Pixellot collaborates with Israeli Football Association

Pixellot, the specialist in AI-automated sports video and analytics solutions, has announced an innovative collaboration with the Israeli Football Association (IFA) that is set to reshape the landscape of youth football in Israel. The IFA will leverage Pixellot’s cutting-edge technology to capture, produce, and distribute an extensive array of football matches from the U19 2nd […]

April 9, 2024

LaLiga earns Diamond Play Button on YouTube

LaLiga has become the first football league in the world to reach 10 million subscribers on YouTube, thereby earning LaLiga the distinction of Diamond Play Button, which the platform rewards when a client reaches the ten million subscribers mark. LaLiga’s YouTube channel has accumulated more than 3,000 million views. In the Sports category, only 19 […]

April 5, 2024

Sky, FAI agree new partnership

Sky and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have announced the extension of their Women’s Team partnership, along with a new partnership, making Sky the new Primary Partner of the Men’s National Team. Sky’s Primary Partnerships with the Women’s National Team and the Men’s National Team have been agreed until the end of 2028, meaning […]

March 21, 2024

Is it time to abort the Saturday football broadcast blackout?

British television comes with some bizarre rules. The TV licence fee is one that always divides opinion, but there’s another that’s existed since the 1960s: the Saturday football broadcast blackout. If you live in the UK and want to watch a 3pm football match on a Saturday, you only have one option: join a legitimate […]

March 20, 2024

Riedel Debuts RefCam in Bundesliga

Riedel Communications’ RefCam referee camera system made its German Bundesliga debut in a recent match between Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg, marking a milestone in the evolution of sports coverage. Worn by soccer referee Daniel Schlager, the RefCam system captured an immersive, up-close perspective of the game through the eyes of the match official. This […]

March 20, 2024