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Premier League to review PPV stance

The Premier League has confirmed it will review its controversial pay-per-view (PPV) scheme in the coming weeks after a shareholders’ meeting took place on October 27th. During October, matches not initially selected for TV broadcast have been made available on a PPV basis accessed via Box Office platforms at £14.95 each. This now seems set […]

October 28, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Joshua vs Polev on Sky Sports Box Office, DAZN

Unified Heavyweight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua OBE will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev at The O2 in London on December 12th, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets on a show promoted by […]

October 19, 2020

Pubs exempt from Premier League PPV charges

With fans not yet permitted into stadiums, the Premier League has chosen to make the additional non-televised matches available on a pay-per-view basis. Starting this weekend Sky and BT Sport will be making these additional matches available to viewers via Sky Box Office and BT Sport for £14.95 each. However, Sky Business and BT Sport […]

October 14, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Non-TV Premier League games now PPV

The Premier League has confirmed that all fixtures until the end of October will continue to be made available for fans to watch live in the UK – but five games per game week will only be available to view on a pay-per-view basis. Under these new arrangements, the current live match selections will remain […]

October 9, 2020

Sky Sports achieves record audience

Sky Sports has announced its best ever day of viewing thanks to a bumper day of live sport on October 4th across the network. Sky Sports’ averaged 933,000 viewers throughout the day which accounted for 11.7 per cent of all TV viewing. In fact, over 14 million people watched Sky Sports on Sunday, with each […]

October 6, 2020

Sky Sports to air sailing’s 36th America’s Cup

Sky Sports will broadcast sailing’s 36th America’s Cup, the oldest international trophy in world sport, in March 2021. The new deal means Sky Sports will show the America’s Cup World Series, Christmas Regatta and Prada Challenger series, culminating with the 2021 America’s Cup Match starting on March 6th. On top of live TV coverage, Sky […]

October 6, 2020

Sky Sports tackles online abuse

Sky Sports has announced a set of new measures coming into effect immediately to combat online abuse and hate across its platforms. Over 40 million users engage on Sky Sports’ channels on digital and social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) which have seen a spike in hateful comments on the basis of race, […]

October 2, 2020

Streaming fails to offset EFL match day losses

Some 150,000 football fans in the UK streamed English Football League matches (games from the Championship, League 1 and League 2) during the first two weeks of the 2020/21 season, according to a report by the Daily Mail. With sporting events being playing out behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, a deal struck with […]

September 29, 2020

Sky Sports to stream Women’s T20 cricket on YouTube

Sky Sports will stream all five matches of the T20 Women’s Cricket series between England and the West Indies next week. With Women’s Big Cricket Month taking place throughout September, coverage of the series will be free to watch on the Sky Sports YouTube channel from September 21st. There will also be a full schedule […]

September 18, 2020

Sky Sports’ Francis joins WePlay

Barney Francis, the former MD of Sky Sports, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of WePlay, the performance marketing agency for the sports industry. Francis spent 10 years at the helm of Sky Sports before becoming CEO of Comcast’s Future Sport division in 2019, tasked with identifying global growth opportunities within sport’s changing landscape. […]

September 11, 2020