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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 www.btsport.com/final, 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

Peacock launching with free Premier League

NBC Sports’ full Premier League match and studio coverage on July 15th will be presented free to all fans on Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – as part of its national launch celebration in the US that day. Peacock will be the exclusive home for all free NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage featuring four […]

July 9, 2020

BBC sets Premier League viewing record

Southampton’s 1-0 win over Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium on the BBC on July 5th has become the Premier League’s most-watched televised match, with an audience of 5.7 million. The peak audience across all platforms saw the Saints record a surprise victory over last season’s champions thanks to Che Adams’ long-range goal. “Having the […]

July 7, 2020

Dugout moves to live-streamed football content

Dugout has announced the launch of a live-stream broadcast offering that will deliver behind-the-scenes and eSports content to Dugout’s 90+ global publishers and their 350 million football fans. Featuring pre and post-match interviews, live action from the training ground and off-field activities, live-streams from Dugout’s partner clubs, federations and leagues, will serve to complement the […]

June 19, 2020