Advanced Television


Canal+ won’t bid for Ligue 1 rights

French pay-TV company Canal+, which has aired Ligue 1 football since 1984, has informed the French Professional Football League (LFP) that it will not participate in the current domestic rights TV tender for the 2024-2029 period. The news was confirmed to press agency AFP after it leaked to sports newspaper L’Équipe. The tender was launched […]

September 25, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

AFC Champions League on FITE+

FITE, by Triller, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have announced that the entire 2023-24 season will be streamed live on FITE+ in the UK & Ireland, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The two-year deal makes FITE+ the exclusive way to watch the matches in those countries. Staged in Asia’s most iconic cities, AFC Champions […]

September 20, 2023

ITV to become home of England men’s football

ITV will show live, exclusive, free to air coverage of all England men’s football matches outside major tournament finals from September 2024 through to June 2028, in a new deal with UEFA. The deal covers all European Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League ties and friendlies between major tournaments. The first qualifying campaign will be England’s bid […]

September 18, 2023

France: Ligue 1 rights open with €800m season bid

The French football Ligue 1 TV rights tender for the 2024-2029 period has been launched with an opening bid at €800 million per season for the domestic market. Bids will be open until October 16th. After the Mediapro fiasco three years ago, French professional league LFP has opted for a simplified process with two live […]

September 13, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Dizplai extends partnership with The United Stand

Dizplai has renewed its partnership with The United Stand and its sister channel That’s Football. The partnership builds on a hugely successful season delivering over 1,000 livestreams for fans, with Dizplai’s platform powering real-time graphics with match data, fan comments and social feed input. The independent YouTube channels, which have a combined following of 2.7 […]

September 12, 2023

Portuguese Football Federation chooses Pixellot

Pixellot, a provider of AI-automated sports video and analytics solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with the Portuguese Football Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol, FPF). FPF has chosen Pixellot as its digital transformation partner to execute their visionary long-term plan, Project 2030. With the implementation of Pixellot’s end-to-end solution across five leagues and the National […]

September 7, 2023

Serie A ‘go alone’ if rights bids disappoint

Serie A could launch its own service to stream matches in Italy live if broadcasters currently bidding for rights do not improve their offers, the head of the top flight Italian football league has said. Domestic broadcast rights are a key source of revenue for Serie A clubs. The league has delayed a decision on […]

September 5, 2023

Sky Creative redesigns Sky Sports studio

Sky Creative, Sky’s in-house advertising and creative agency, has designed and delivered a new, arena-shaped studio home for the Sky Sports team. Surrounded by high resolution screens and immersive AR graphics, the studio blends traditional set design and innovative technologies. Started in early 2022, the project was a close-knit collaboration between design, production and technology […]

September 4, 2023

Viaplay extends Danish 3F Superliga rights

Viaplay Group has renewed its rights to Danish 3F Superliga football for a further six seasons. The 3F Superliga is the top Nordic football league, and fans can continue following extensive live coverage on the Viaplay streaming service and Viaplay Group’s TV channels until the end of the 2029/2030 season. The agreement will take Viaplay […]

August 29, 2023

LALIGA football comes to life in EA SPORTS FC

In a step towards convergence between the real and digital worlds, LALIGA has embarked on a new era in response to the evolution the company has undergone in recent years and a changing landscape. With the aim of offering football fans a more authentic experience, and having announced EA SPORTS as the main sponsor of […]

August 29, 2023