Advanced Television


EPL TV: £100m more for lower leagues

The English Premier League (EPL) has agreed UK government demands to boost funds for lower leagues in return for permission to roll over its existing £5 billion (€5.8bn) broadcast rights deal with Sky, BT and Amazon. The top division approved a deal designed to underwrite their lockdown-hit finances, reports the FT. The Premier League wants […]

May 12, 2021

Bank: “ESL bad news for broadcasters”

The world of football was thrown into turmoil by the announcement of a European Super League, and according to an investment bank report, could be “negative” for Europe’s broadcasters. The bank, Exane/BNPP, says the creation of the Super League – if it happens – could herald the sport’s biggest shakeup in decades and make elite […]

April 20, 2021

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset has been awarded the Italian free-to-air and streaming rights for the UEFA Champions League for another three years, until 2024. The broadcaster will be able to air the best match of each round of Europe’s premier football competition free-to-air as well as the final, which will also be available online for free. In addition, […]

February 19, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

BT: “Sport rights value will deflate”

Europe’s top football leagues are in for a period of “deflation” in the price of their television rights, says Simon Green, head of BT Sport. “There’s certainly going to be a rights correction and it may be seen and interpreted by many as rights deflation,” Green told the Financial Times. Green believes that as the […]

February 17, 2021

Liverpool FC doc on discovery+ throughout Europe

It was the season that captured the hearts and minds of Liverpool fans across the globe, a season of challenges that had never been faced before, but ended in glory with captain Jordan Henderson holding the greatest prize in English football aloft. Available via Discovery’s new streaming service, discovery+, The End of the Storm has […]

February 1, 2021

BT Sport offers 26 Premier League game for £25

BT Sport will show a total of 26 Premier League games over 30 days – including every team playng twice over the next 10 days – and football fans can catch all the action for £25 with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. Standout fixtures include Spurs v Liverpool on January 28th, Spurs v Chelsea on […]

January 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Liverpool vs Man U pulls record Sky Sports audience

Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield on January 17th recorded the biggest ever audience for an event exclusively on Sky Sports. The goalless draw between two of this season’s title contenders saw an average of 4.5 million viewers tuning into the match, peaking at 4.8 million in the final five minutes. That […]

January 20, 2021

OneFootball names Parkinson Global Entertainment Director

OneFootball, the digital football media business, has announced the appointment of Denise Parkinson in a newly created role as Global Entertainment Director. Reporting to OneFootball’s UK Sales Director and former Yahoo! Director, Edward Desbois, Parkinson will be responsible for working closely with entertainment clients from the world of streaming, film, gaming and music to help […]

January 8, 2021

UK TV production continues in latest lockdown

As the UK once again goes into full lockdown, the government has confirmed that, in the same vein as the November 2020 lockdown, UK TV production can continue. Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, confirmed the guidelines on Twitter, advising: “For the arts/creative sectors this means you should work […]

January 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare