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Liverpool vs Man U pulls record Sky Sports audience

Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield on January 17th recorded the biggest ever audience for an event exclusively on Sky Sports. The goalless draw between two of this season’s title contenders saw an average of 4.5 million viewers tuning into the match, peaking at 4.8 million in the final five minutes. That […]

January 20, 2021

Premier League opens up non-TV games

Following its decision to scrap its controversial PPV coverage of games not picked for TV while fans are unable to attend matches during the pandemic, the Premier League has confirmed that all fixtures from November 21st, and throughout the Christmas and New Year period, will be made available to fans to watch live in the […]

November 16, 2020By Colin Mann

China: Tencent scores Premier League deal

Digital giant Tencent has agreed a one season deal to broadcast Premier League football in China after the previous local partner, PPTV, stopped paying when the league was suspended during lockdown. The Premier League thus terminated the contract. The league, which kicked off its 2020/21 season last weekend, confirmed that viewers in China will be […]

September 17, 2020

Survey: Majority of football fans still say VAR has “done badly”

According to a new YouGov survey, the majority of Premier League fans still dislike VAR – but the percentage who think it has “done badly” has fallen. The percentage of those who think Video Assistant Referees have worked well in the Premier League has gone up from 27 per cent to 36 per cent. There […]

September 11, 2020

Sky unveils Premier League viewing innovations

To mark the return of the Premier League next week, Sky Sports will launch a series of innovations and features to give fans a more immersive experience and the opportunity to share the big moments live with family and friends on virtual platforms. With an additional 25 matches to be screened ‘free to air’ on […]

June 8, 2020