Advanced Television


Research: US broadcasters eye growing football fanbase

Research from Ampere Analysis highlights the growing popularity of football in America, with nearly 20 per cent of US sports fans now claiming it is their favourite sport. Today, football (or ‘soccer’ in the US) is the fourth most popular American sport, a figure that has grown rapidly from the last quarter of 2021. The […]

August 14, 2023

Apple TV+ lands new Messi doc

Apple TV+ has announced a new untitled six-part documentary event from SMUGGLER Entertainment, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Lionel Messi, the greatest-of-all-time in a sport that commands the devotion of five billion fans around the world, as he makes his debut in Leagues Cup and Major League Soccer. After over twenty unforgettable and record-breaking years […]

August 14, 2023

Spain: WBD scores Ligue 1 rights

Warner Bros Discovery has acquired the Spanish broadcasting rights to Ligue 1 Uber Eats for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season, as well as the entire 2023-2024 campaign. Per the new agreement, Eurosport Spain will offer full and exclusive coverage of the French football league across its television channels and digital platforms in the country. […]

February 9, 2023

BBC: World Cup sets streaming records

The World Cup Final match on December 18th brought in a peak TV audience of 14.9 million on BBC One, with a TV audience share of 58 per cent. Argentina’s dramatic victory over France was also streamed 7.1 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online. Audiences flocked to the BBC throughout the World […]

December 19, 2022

FIFA launches FIFA+ OTT

World football governing body FIFA is launching FIFA+, describing it as a world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love, for free. FIFA+ will provide access to live football matches from every corner of the world, interactive games, news, tournament information, together with what FIFA […]

April 12, 2022By Colin Mann

beIN celebrates 1 year until World Cup 2022

The countdown continues towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup, marked by beIN Media Group with the release of an exclusive behind-the-scenes original film featuring some of the world’s biggest football stars, ahead of the event in November 2022. beIN is the official broadcaster of the tournament in France and in 24 countries across the Middle […]

November 22, 2021

beIN Sports agrees 6 new League 1 rights deals

beIN Sports, the international distribution partner of the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel) has announced a number of new international broadcast partners have come on-board since the arrival of Lionel Messi to the French top flight. The arrival of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to Paris Saint-Germain has already shown a growth in viewing numbers […]

November 18, 2021

Eleven Belgium scores Ligue 1 rights

Eleven Belgium will be bringing fans live and exclusive coverage from Ligue 1, Frances’s top flight football league, for the next three seasons. This agreement was negotiated with beIN Sports, the global sales partner of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Eleven will make the best of the action from the French league available on its OTT […]

November 17, 2021

VO, LFP team for illegal IPTV network fight

OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions specilaiist Viaccess-Orca (VO) is joining forces with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France, to fight against illegal IPTV networks. Using VO’s Anti-Piracy Center services, LFP will be able to monitor and request effective countermeasures […]

November 16, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: Kane most bankable sports star

Harry Kane is the UK’s most popular sports star in 2021, according to analysis from the 2021 Global Sports Survey conducted by Altman Solon, the strategy consulting firm focused exclusively on Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT). The survey analysis also quantifies the significant financial effects of global stars – like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo […]

September 29, 2021