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DAZN closing in on BT Sport

Sports streaming service DAZN has reportedly tabled a bid for BT Sport – the pay-TV sports channels owned by BT. DAZN, a startup backed by billionaire Sir Leonard Blavatnik, is said to be in “advanced” discussions to acquire BT Sport and a deal could be announced within the next few weeks according to a report […]

September 22, 2021

Professional Fighters League partners with Legends

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) hs announced a strategic long-term partnership with Legends, a premium experiences company that specialises in delivering holistic solutions for sports and entertainment organisations and venues. In addition, as part of this long-term partnership, Legends has made an investment in PFL for a minority ownership stake. Through this comprehensive partnership, Legends […]

August 3, 2021

ITV rules out BT Sport acquisition

ITV had declared it is not interested in acquiring a stake in BT Sport – although it is keen to collaborate with the sports broadcaster. “It’s not the kind of acquisition we would do but collaboration, cooperation with BT Sport absolutely,” Carolyn McCall told reporters after the group’s first-half results. When asked separately about Channel […]

July 28, 2021

Illegal sports streaming warning

Ahead of a busy weekend for televised sport, with not all events available free-to-air in the UK, Kieron Sharp, CEO of intellectual property protection body FACT has warned on the danger fans face if they choose to illegal stream the events. “With the inaugural Hundred tournament beginning, the Lions kicking off the first of three […]

July 22, 2021By Colin Mann

Poirier vs McGregor illegal streaming warning

In advance of the Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor UFC 264 fight on July 10th, Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection body FACT, has warned of the dangers of illegally streaming the fight, being shown exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £19.95 (€23.00). “UFC produce hotly-anticipated fights, such […]

July 7, 2021By Colin Mann

STARZPLAY carriage deal with Premier Sports

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, has announced the expansion of its sports portfolio with the signing of a carriage deal with Premier Sports to exclusively stream the upcoming Lions Rugby Tour in the MENA region. Premier Sports acquired the broadcast rights to the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa in the MENA […]

July 1, 2021

UFC 264: McGregor vs Poirier on BT Sport Box Office

Live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10th, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier face each other in the latest installment of their trilogy. With both men recording one win each it is set to be a scintillating bout, with the winner likely to earn a shot at the UFC lightweight title. McGregor […]

July 1, 2021

Extreme E on Eleven Sports

Off-road electric race series Extreme E has partnered with global media group Eleven Sports to bring the championship’s X Prix to motorsports fans in multiple markets. Eleven has secured the rights to Extreme E’s live race coverage – as well as its behind-the-scenes magazine programme, preview, and review shows – for its new global streaming […]

June 30, 2021

Stingray names Riley President of US Operations

Stingray Group, the music, media, and technology company, has announced that Jim Riley will join its management team as President, US Operations. In his position, Riley will help shape Stingray’s US strategy and enhance sales and marketing capabilities across the United States.  He will support the US sales team, drive new strategic partnerships, and expand the […]

May 7, 2021

ESPN+ on Hulu adds UFC PPVs

Following the launch of ESPN+ on Hulu in the US, sports fans on the platform have tuned in heavily, with golf, UFC, and hockey being some of the most popular sports for Hulu viewers. ESPN+ has now added UFC pay-per-view events to ESPN+ on Hulu. Fans subscribed to either The Disney Bundle or the ESPN+ […]

May 7, 2021