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Viaplay signs Haaland

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has agreed a long-term, multi-market partnership with Viaplay. The Norwegian footballer will star in an exclusive documentary that will give Viaplay viewers insights into both his meteoric career and personal life. Haaland will also become a Viaplay ambassador in the nine European countries in which Viaplay holds the rights to […]

August 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survey: Man City fans most confident ahead of EPL season

With the new Premier League season just days away, BT Sport has launched a campaign which uses cutting-edge science to test whether fans really believe their own predictions for the new season. In Believe It, Now See It on BT Sport, created by Saatchi & Saatchi, BT Sport teams up with Imperial College London, a […]

August 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Man City launches Recast Channel

Manchester City football club has officially launched its Recast Channel for fans around the globe following a successful trial last season. As part of the launch, new documentary series, Together: Champions Again!, will be co-premiered on the Recast Channel and City+ platform when released at 6pm on July 27th. The next live fixture available on […]

July 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survey: Metaverse concerts hold more appeal than sports

As companies look to ramp up their entertainment offerings in the metaverse, adults appear most enthused about virtually attending live concerts, ahead of going to live sporting events and shopping in the virtual reality world, according to a Morning Consult survey. The data is drawn from a survey of 4,420 US adults in March 2022. What […]

April 14, 2022

Prime Video exclusive Shepperton Studios deal

Prime Video has announced a multimillion-pound long-term contract with Shepperton Studios for exclusive use of new production facilities at the Surrey studios for future original TV series and movie productions. The new facilities will comprise nine sound stages, workshops and office accommodation, totalling approximately 450,000 square feet, and forming part of the wider redevelopment and […]

February 9, 2022

Manchester tech firm selected as global training provider for RDK

A British tech training provider that is pioneering training courses in a virtual reality science and tech campus is providing global training for one of the fastest-growing software technologies in the world. Manchester-headquartered Credersi, which was co-founded by CEO Andy Lord and tech angel Darren Coomer, will build and develop a unique global training programme for RDK. The […]

September 13, 2021

Champions League Final anti-piracy warning

Ahead of the Champions League final on May 29th, Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection body FACT, has warned of the dangers to fans who opt to view the game through illegal streaming sites online. The match has been made available for free by rightsholder BT at, on the BT Sport YouTube […]

May 28, 2021By Colin Mann

OneFootball acquires Dugout

In a move that it says will form the world’s largest owned and operated digital football media business, football media platform OneFootball has acquired digital media company Dugout. It says the acquisition will put fans at the heart of the football ecosystem, bringing Dugout’s global video expertise, network and distribution to OneFootball, uniting the businesses […]

December 15, 2020

Survey: EPL international strategy paying off

The English Premier League (EPL) has successfully expanded its fan base beyond the UK according to strategy consulting firm Altman Solon’s 2020 Global Sports and News Survey, which has revealed its popularity both home and away. Conversely, while there is competition for fan interest from Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga, the major US leagues, […]

October 20, 2020

Premier League APAC anti-piracy campaign

With the start of the delayed 2020/21 season days away, the English Premier League has launched anti-piracy media campaigns in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The ‘Boot Out Piracy’ advertising campaign aims to raise awareness of the compromised viewing quality and risks faced by fans watching matches via illegal streams. It will highlight the dangers illegal […]

September 9, 2020By Colin Mann