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Viaplay sublicenses EPL to Prime Video in Nordics

Prime Video has agreed a sublicensing deal with Viaplay to stream 38 live Premier Leagues (EPL) games per season in Sweden and Denmark until the end of the 2027/28 season. Starting with the 2024/25 campaign in August, Prime Video subscribers in the aforementioned countries will be able to watch Saturday 12:30pm kick-offs (1:30pm CET) from […]

March 27, 2024

UK agencies in modified Fire Stick action

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police executed a week of action, carrying out interviews across the country as part of a crackdown on the supply of illegal streaming services, with a focus on individuals selling modified Fire Sticks. The operation, in conjunction with FACT and the Premier League, targeted […]

March 5, 2024By Colin Mann

Research: Sports may settle streaming wars

In the battle for traditional and streaming TV subscribers, unique content is viewed as the silver bullet. But scripted originals no longer fit the bill: after years of peak TV spending, every platform has at least one. Sports, however, are still unique. If viewers want to watch the NFL, the NBA, or the Premier League, […]

February 23, 2024

BBC Sounds hits record listeners

A combination of live and on-demand content has boosted BBC Sounds listening with a record 5 million weekly users accessing the platform across the last two weeks of January and early February (January 22nd – Febraury 3rd) which included content associated with the final of The Traitors and big weeks in sport with strong interest […]

February 13, 2024

Sky Deutschland extends Premier League rights

Sky Deutschland and the Premier League have extended their long-term rights partnership. The new agreement comes into force immediately and is valid up to and including the 2027/28 season. Sky Sport will continue to provide extensive coverage of the Premier League in Germany in the future and will show all 380 matches per season in […]

February 9, 2024

MPs call for football gambling ads cut

The Premier League and other sports governing bodies should commit to cutting the volume of gambling adverts in stadiums, MPs say, in a report that urges the Government to do more to minimise children’s exposure to gambling advertising. The report on gambling regulation from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of […]

December 21, 2023By Colin Mann

VMO2 sees 13% increase in broadband data consumption in 2023

Virgin Media O2 has released its Year in Review which presents a deep dive of trends, habits and behaviours across its broadband, mobile and TV services, revealing that 2023 saw new usage records. The pandemic and Covid restrictions might be a thing of the past for some, but its impact on how Brits are now […]

December 18, 2023

BT sees record broadband traffic

BT experienced a record-breaking day for overall volume of traffic across its broadband network on December 6th. Data traffic peaked at 30.1Tbps at around 9pm, with the spike driven by six Premier League games – including Aston Villa’s win over Manchester City, and Chelsea suffering defeat against Manchester United – being streamed live on Prime […]

December 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sky ups Premier League rights; TNT, BBC renew deals

Sky has secured the broadcast rights to show a record number of Premier League fixtures in a new four-year deal. With up to 100 more matches each season, its exclusively live coverage will increase by 70 per cent from 2025/26. With four packages awarded, the maximum for any one broadcaster, over 80 per cent of […]

December 5, 2023By Nik Roseveare

GlobalData: “Real-term loss for EPL with Sky, TNT dominance”

Following the news that the Premier League has sold the UK broadcast rights to Sky and TNT Sports for £6.7 billion (€6.19bn), Conrad Wiacek, Head of Sport Analysis at GlobalData, the data and analytics company, has offered his view, commenting: “The Premier League will rightly be delighted to have secured a new media rights deal […]

December 5, 2023