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Premier League wins $212m in China TV ruling

Hong Kong’s PPLive Sports TV streaming service has been ordered to pay the English Premier League (EPL) at least $212 million (€186.5m) by a London High Court judge. PPLive signed a deal with the the EPL to show both live and delayed football matches and game highlights throughout China. The deal was set to run […]

January 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Six FA Cup Third Round matches on BBC, ITV

The Emirates FA Cup Third Round returns to the BBC and ITV in January with six live matches on the FTA channels as Premier League clubs join the knockout competition. ITV’s January 9th coverage, which includes both the West Ham v Leeds United and Nottingham Forest v Arsenal matches, will also include the FA Cup […]

December 9, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Premier League nears $2bn US TV rights deal

The Premier League is nearing the sale of its US television rights for close to $2 billion (€1.76bn), which would set a new overseas record. ViacomCBS, Disney’s ESPN, Amazon, Fox, WarnerMedia and (current holder) Comcast’s NBC are among the interested parties, with second-round bids due on November 18th, according to an FT report. Under the […]

November 16, 2021

Study: Ronaldo could earn £600k per social media post

The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, with a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people, but which teams are capturing the public’s attention the most and who has the happiest fans? Currys PC World explored the world of the online football fandom to reveal which Premier League teams and players are fan favourites, and which are the target of the most ridicule. The most […]

November 15, 2021

Portugal: Eleven scores Premier League rights

Eleven Portugal has secured the rights to the English Premier League for three seasons from 2022-23. Eleven will deliver exclusive coverage of every Premier League match across its linear and D2C channels. It will be the first time all 380 games each season will be made available to fans live in Portugal. Jorge Pavão de […]

October 1, 2021

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

National Futsal Series signs BT Sport deal

A new three-year agreement between the National Futsal Series and BT Sport will see seven weekends of the 2021/22 National Futsal Series Men’s Tier One and Women’s Super Series season shown live on BT Sport. The National Futsal Series was established in 2019 and incorporates 43 teams in five divisions across England, including both men’s […]

September 22, 2021

Italy: Serie A big drop in TV viewers

The number of Italians watching Serie A football on their TV sets has dropped from an average of 6.7 million per weekend to just over 3.4 million in one year. The figures, published by Italian daily La Repubblica, relate to the first two rounds of Italy’s top football championship. However, they perhaps should not be […]

September 2, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DAZN raises UK subscription price

DAZN, the sports OTT platform, is raising its monthly subscription fee for new and existing customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Following DAZN’s acquisition of the rights to the UEFA Women’s Champions League and new boxing events, the introductory offer of £1.99 UK / €1.99 per month has now been raised to £7.99 […]

September 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Spitting Image returns to BritBox on Sept 11

Following the successful return of the show last autumn, Spitting Image is set to hit BritBox UK on 11th September, with new puppets of prominent figures already rolling off puppet production line including: Olivia Colman, Sajid Javid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Cruise, Tom Daley, Jess Phillips, Ariana Grande, Gary Lineker, Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Raheem […]

September 1, 2021