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ITV draws audience of 20m for Eng v Scot

ITV’s coverage of England and Scotland’s draw at Wembley on June 18th peaked with 20 million viewers – a 79 per cent share across ITV and STV – becoming the most-watched match of Euro 2020 so far. The match set a new broadcaster streaming record with 4.8 million streams across ITV Hub and STV Player, […]

June 21, 2021

Amazon reveals 2021/22 Premier League games

The Premier League has confirmed the fixture rounds for the 2021/22 season and Amazon has revealed the next 20 fixtures to be broadcast on Prime Video this December. Prime Video’s exclusive coverage will feature every Premier League team in two different matches, as they broadcast all games across two fixture rounds, featuring 20 matches in total. […]

June 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BT Sport: Scottish Football Extra – England v Scotland Special

BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra will return to screens on June 17th for a special preview looking ahead to this the big match between England and Scotland in Group D of the UEFA European Championships on June 18th. Scottish Football Extra – England v Scotland Special will air on BT Sport 1 at 7.30pm on […]

June 16, 2021

England v Croatia sets iPlayer record

England’s winning start to their Euro 2020 campaign on June 13th pulled in a peak TV audience of 11.6 million and a 79.2 per cent share of available viewers, and also set a new BBC iPlayer live viewing record with the game being streamed 3.9 million times. The match, which saw Raheem Sterling’s goal secure […]

June 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: Millions have missed a goal due to broadcast lag

Nearly 15 million people have had goals spoiled because the broadcast they were watching was lagging behind the live action, according to research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. Most broadcast methods result in delays to the live action, as devices have to decode huge packets of data before it reaches the viewer. The […]

June 10, 2021

UEFA picks Sunset+Vine production team for Euro 2020

UEFA has tasked Sunset+Vine’s football production team to play a key role in providing coverage for matches at the EURO 2020 tournament that kicks off on June 1th at the Olympic stadium in Rome, with Italy facing Turkey. UEFA has selected 11 of Europe’s top directors, including Sunset+Vine’s leading staff match director Jamie Oakford. Each […]

June 8, 2021

Toshiba TVs add Tyldesley knowledge to Alexa

Toshiba TV and renowned football commentator Clive Tyldesley have partnered ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament to help England, Scotland and Wales fans settle football arguments and brush up on their football knowledge, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa. Home Nations’ fans can now ask questions such as ‘Alexa, what’s England’s record against Scotland?’ and […]

June 7, 2021

Greece: Antenna TV scores World Cup 2022 rights

Following the tender process in Greece to acquire the media rights to the World Cup 2022, FIFA has awarded them to Antenna TV. Antenna TV will provide daily free-to-air coverage of the tournament, with at least 32 matches, including the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, to be shown via its primary channel, Ant1TV. All […]

May 25, 2021

Research: 76% say tech has positive impact on TV sport

Instant replays, slow motion and the ability to rewind live TV are fans’ favourite innovations in sports broadcast, according to research commissioned by BT Sport. Meanwhile, teletext and waiting for Match of the Day highlights on Saturdays make more fans nostalgic than any other aspect of sports broadcast. A survey of 2,000 sport fans across […]

May 20, 2021

FIFA on track despite pandemic

Covid-19 severely disrupted football at all levels in 2020, with the cancellation or postponement of leagues and FIFA’s football tournaments around the world. Despite the impact of the pandemic on the international match calendar and global economy, FIFA says that its revenue in 2020 exceeded its revised budget. In addition, preparations for its flagship tournament, […]

March 22, 2021