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MPs to question Channel 4 execs

The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to address the future of commercial PSB Channel 4 following the confirmation that privatisation is an option being considered by the Government. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Committee in May 2021 that its privatisation was under examination in a review of public service broadcasting. […]

June 18, 2021By Colin Mann

Prime Focus Technologies launches hybrid-cloud media centre in Leeds

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has announced the launch of a new hybrid-cloud media centre in Leeds employing over 70 professionals. In September 2019, PFT signed a strategic deal with UK’s public service broadcaster, Channel 4, for managing media processing, centralized content operations including live simulcast and VOD services using their flagship product, CLEAR™ Media ERP. […]

May 4, 2021

Premier League to review PPV stance

The Premier League has confirmed it will review its controversial pay-per-view (PPV) scheme in the coming weeks after a shareholders’ meeting took place on October 27th. During October, matches not initially selected for TV broadcast have been made available on a PPV basis accessed via Box Office platforms at £14.95 each. This now seems set […]

October 28, 2020By Nik Roseveare

All September Premier League to be televised

All 28 Premier League fixtures in September will be televised live, with Leicester City’s home match against Burnley to be broadcast free-to-air on the BBC, as matches continue to be played behind closed doors. Sky Sports and BT Sport have already selected 17 matches for live broadcast for the first three match rounds of the […]

September 9, 2020By Nik Roseveare

FA Cup, EFL return to ESPN+

The return of live professional football to ESPN and ESPN+ continues with exclusive US coverage of the EFL Championship starting on June 20th and the FA Cup quarter-finals, semifinals and final beginning June 27th. The final three rounds of the FA Cup feature multiple salivating matches with several top Premier League sides remaining in the […]

June 19, 2020

Championship: All games online for season-ticket holders

Season-ticket holders at Championship football clubs will be able to watch their team’s remaining regular-season games online via the iFollow service, the EFL has announced. Access will be determined by the club with which the supporter holds the season ticket. It “may be in lieu of a refund or part of a wider package as […]

June 8, 2020

EFL Championship aims to restart June 20

The Championship, the second-highest overall league in the English Football League (EFL) system, is set to resume its season on June 20th. All games have been suspended since March 8th because of the coronavirus pandemic. The EFL said the date was “provisional” and “subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance […]

June 1, 2020