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Premier League clubs fear impact after learning of extra broadcast rebates

TV companies due £36m for each week season runs after 16 JulySome clubs concerned this could lead to redundanciesPremier League clubs fear there will be huge financial ramifications in the likely event that broadcasters demand heavy refunds even if the…

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Premier League clubs face at least £300m bill to broadcasters

Broadcast money to be lost even if season carries on Product not delivered when and how TV companies wanted itThe Premier League’s clubs are set to lose between £300m and £350m in broadcast revenues even if they find a way to finish the season. The pen…

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BT Sport not offering refunds to customers despite football suspension

Broadcasters hit by postponements because of coronavirusBT Sport apologises to customers for changes to scheduleBT Sport are not offering refunds to subscribers for the lack of live Premier League, Champions League, Bundesliga and other competitions to…

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‘Netflix of sport’ to target Premier League rights after UK launch

Dazn’s initial focus will be on boxing when it expands to 200 countries, including UK, in MayA streaming service that is aiming to become a “Netflix of sport” is to expand to 200 countries, including the UK, and is targeting Premier League rights for t…

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Extra FA Cup games offered to BBC and BT Sport after betting outcry

• FA talks to broadcasters after gambling companies step aside • Games could also be streamed on governing body’s websiteBroadcasters look likely to televise more FA Cup matches live, after the Football Association confirmed it was discussing how to en…

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BT to let sport fans buy monthly pass to watch matches for first time

Firm acknowledges consumers’ preference for Netflix-type flexibility over long-term dealsBT is to launch a monthly pass allowing sport fans to watch content including Premier League and Champions League football without a contract for the first time, a…

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BT Sport keeps Champions League rights in £1.2bn deal for 2021-24

BT unable to cut bill amid interest from Sky and ITVDeal includes Europa League and Europa Conference LeagueBT Sport has retained the rights to the Champions League until 2024 but has been unable to cut its £1.2bn bill after having to see off offers fr…

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BT on defensive as Sky prepares to bid for Champions League

Broadcaster will have to rethink its offer to secure the next round of UK TV rightsBT Sport’s stranglehold on Champions League football is set to be challenged as Sky prepares to enter the battle for the £1bn-plus TV rights when bids are submitted on M…

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Liverpool fans fuming over Amazon’s 8pm Boxing Day fixture change

Leicester match moved to accommodate internet companySpirit of Shankly: switch has ‘zero-consideration’ for supportersThe Liverpool supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly has criticised the rescheduling of the Boxing Day fixture at Leicester, calling it “…

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BT’s season predictor shows data leaves football bedevilled by details | Jonathan Wilson

Using AI to script the coming season is novel but data should not be viewed as a deeper magic underpinning the universeOn the morning of 1 April 2000, the Test Match Special commentator and Manchester United fan Dan Norcross woke up next to the West Ha…

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Plans finally in motion to ease train pain of match-going supporters

Following campaigning, the government has agreed to help fans left out of pocket after their rail travel to and from games is hit by TV schedulingJames Longworth waited and waited but then, on 15 January, decided he could wait no more. The Burnley supp…

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Fans forced to pay more as Eleven Sports and Amazon add to TV rights jumble | Martha Kelner

Cost to supporters wanting to follow all the major football leagues rises as Sky and BT face growing competitionIf you had the time or indeed the inclination to watch every screened football match from the top tier of all the major European leagues thi…

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Fans forced to pay more as Eleven Sports and Amazon add to TV rights jumble | Martha Kelner

Cost to supporters wanting to follow all the major football leagues rises as Sky and BT face growing competitionIf you had the time or indeed the inclination to watch every screened football match from the top tier of all the major European leagues thi…

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Sky and BT looking to up their game with shadow of Amazon looming

In the final season of the current rights deal, before online streaming becomes officially available in the UK, both major broadcasters have seen high-profile pundits departLights, camera … time for action as Sky and BT gear up for another nine months …

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Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal

US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019Amazon has broken Sky and BT’s stranglehold on Premier League football by striking a groundbreaking deal to livestream exclusive coverage of 20 matches per season online.The …

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Premier League 2017-18 review: pundit of the season

A ‘golden generation’ new boy, an old curmudgeon and a flat-capped up-and-comer head our picks of the campaignPlayer of the season | Manager of the season | Match of the season | Signing of the season | Young player of the season | Flop of the season |…

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Sky netted a sweet Premier League deal but the TV rights bubble isn’t over

The value of TV packages may have plateaued in the UK but footie bosses aren’t worried, with the game’s appeal growing globally and the likes of Amazon on the sidelinesOn the face of it, the outcome of the latest battle for Premier League TV rights app…

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What the Premier League TV deal means for you: key questions answered

Will subscriptions become cheaper? Will BT customers miss out? What will happen with the unsold packages? A guide to the new dealHow does the Premier League rights auction work?The Premier League divides up 200 matches per season into seven packages fo…

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Sky and BT are paying less but the Premier League bubble has not burst

Broadcasters are saving under the latest TV rights deal but it does not look like the beginning of the end for the money feastAn assessment of the near-£4.5bn committed to Premier League clubs for live UK televising of their matches from 2019-22 can be…

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Sky and BT Sport pay £4.464bn for first tranche of Premier League TV packages

• Five of seven packages available have been announced• Sky to broadcast 128 matches starting from 2019-20 seasonThe payTV broadcasters Sky and BT Sport have retained their hold on live televised Premier League football, paying £4.464bn to the clubs fo…