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Apple, MLS sign 10 year rights deal

Apple and Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced that the Apple TV app will be the exclusive destination to watch every single live MLS match beginning in 2023. This partnership is a first for a major professional sports league and will allow fans around the world to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup, and select MLS […]

June 15, 2022

FreeSports on Samsung TV Plus

Premier Media Broadcasting and Samsung have announced that FreeSports is now available on the Samsung TV Plus platform in the UK, where viewers can watch free live sports every day from around the world featuring football, cricket, motorsport, rugby union, rugby league, pool, ice hockey and more. The free, ad-supported service is available to all […]

December 9, 2021

MLS audience up 50% on ABC, ESPN

The 2021 Major League Soccer season (MLS) on ABC and ESPN networks in the US has delivered an average audience of 384,000 viewers through 18 matches, a 50 per cent increase compared to the 2020 regular-season average (257,000). Compared to the 2019 regular-season average (277,000 viewers), the audience of 384,000 average viewers for MLS on […]

August 27, 2021

South Africa: SABC scores ESPN content

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster has struck a deal with Disney which allows it to tap into ESPN’s international live sporting portfolio as well as a library of key sporting content from ESPN’s archive. The SABC Sports channel will also include European football games. The output will also be available on eMedia Holdings’ free-to-view Openview […]

August 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Volleyball World selects Deltatre for new website and app

Deltatre has successfully relaunched the refreshed and reimagined Volleyball World website and app. Volleyball World is responsible for the commercial operation of key volleyball and beach volleyball international events, including World Championships, Olympic Qualifiers, and the Volleyball Nations League. The new digital offering has been completely reimagined, redesigned, and redeveloped, and will be powered by […]

June 8, 2021

ESPN scores US La Liga rights

ESPN and La Liga have signed a long-term agreement that will make ESPN+ the new English- and Spanish-language home for La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank in the US for the next eight seasons (through 2028-29). Beginning in August, hundreds of live matches across both leagues will be available each year, exclusively on ESPN+. […]

May 17, 2021

Genius Sports acquires Second Spectrum

Genius Sports, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Second Spectrum, a provider of data tracking and visualisation solutions. The aggregate purchase price for the acquisition is $200 million, subject to customary adjustments. The purchase price will be […]

May 10, 2021

fuboTV nears 550k subs

fuboTV, the US sports-first live TV streaming platform, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31st 2020. The company closed its strongest fourth quarter and year in its history, topping $100 million in quarterly revenue for the first time ($105.1 million actual). fuboTV ended 2020 with 547,880 paid […]

March 3, 2021

Belgium: Eleven partners with Telenet

Eleven Belgium has partnered with Telenet, to bring its subscribers the best of Telenet’s Play Sports offering, which includes live coverage of football from the Premier league, Eredivisie and UEFA Europa League, as well as Formula 1. Eleven’s audience already enjoys action from the Belgian Pro League (1A and 1B, Scooore Super League), La Liga, […]

February 26, 2021

Research: 55% US pay-TV homes keep service for sport

Research from Parks Associates finds 55 per cent of pay-TV households in the US report availability of live sports is important in their decision to keep their pay-TV service. “The churn rate for pay-TV services continues to trend significantly lower than the rate for OTT services,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “This is […]

February 10, 2021