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Category: Sports rights

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Uefa and FA discuss Eleven Sports showing La Liga on Saturday afternoons

• Service set up by Leeds owner Radrizzani breaks broadcast ban• Uefa talks with English and Spanish FAs over breachUefa is in talks with the English and Spanish football associations about Eleven Sports’ breach of the traditional Saturday afternoon br…

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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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Eleven Sports: who is the new player in battle for sport broadcast rights?

Eleven Sports has already snapped up the US PGA, La Liga and Serie A rights as another new broadcaster enters the ever-changing TV sports landscapeWhen the new season arrives there will be some changes to get your head around. New players, new managers…

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Amazon launches its assault on sport coverage with tennis at Queen’s

• Fever-Tree Championships screened on Amazon Prime Video • US Open, ATP Tour and Premier League will also be shownSky’s decision to walk away from tennis next summer, after several years covering everything from the salad days of Tim Henman to the ris…

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Premier League big six win battle for larger share of overseas TV rights

• Some money paid according to league position from 2019-20• Compromise voted in at Premier League meeting on ThursdayThe so-called “big six” Premier League clubs have won their persistent battle to be paid a greater share of the league’s burgeoning in…

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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 clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues

• 2016-17 accounts show 17 top-flight clubs making money• First year of new TV deal and new regulations fuel boomThe first year of the Premier League’s record £8.4bn television deals, combined with financial regulations aimed at preventing the bulk of …

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Sky faces battle to keep golf rights as PGA Tour strikes $2bn Discovery deal

• Discovery will auction coverage on individual basis from 2019• British broadcaster remains under contract until 2022Sky Sports faces a battle to retain its status as the UK’s main broadcaster of the PGA Tour after a $2bn deal was announced between th…

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Why won’t TV rights company pouring millions into English football reveal its owners?

Pitch International, which has bought and sold on overseas rights from the FA and EFL, has an anonymous controlling shareholderThe Football Association unveiled its plans last month for a menu of multimillion-pound investment into grassroots facilities…

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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…

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Facebook, Google and Netflix not ready to enter Premier League TV rights battle

• Sky and BT likely to remain major players between 2019 and 2022• Amazon could submit bid for one of less attractive packagesFacebook, Google and Netflix are not submitting bids for the next round of Premier League TV rights, with most analysts believ…

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BT and Sky sign landmark content-sharing deal

Sky Atlantic blockbusters and BT premium sports channels will be available to subscribers without them having to switch providers BT customers are to get access to all of Sky’s sport and entertainment channels, including Game of Thrones for the first t…

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BT and Sky battle to keep England’s Ashes Unnameables anonymous | Marina Hyde

Joe Root is light years away from the visibility David Gower enjoyed and, away from terrestrial TV, some team-mates in Australia might as well be in a witness protection programmeAt the risk of making myself a hostage to fortune, it is very possible th…

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Premier League clubs agree to screen up to 210 live matches a season

• Increase from 168 a season to make top flight even wealthier• Saturday night live match on the cards in 2019-2022 TV dealPremier League chairmen have voted unanimously in favour of a broadcast tender under which between 190 and 210 games will be show…

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Amazon US Open tennis deal sparks speculation over Premier League bid

Company is understood to have struck five-year deal for UK rights to tournament as BT and Sky prepare for football battleAmazon is understood to have snapped up the UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, in a move likely to cause further specul…

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Amazon US Open tennis deal sparks speculation over Premier League bid

Company is understood to have struck five-year deal for UK rights to tournament as BT and Sky prepare for football battleAmazon is understood to have snapped up the UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, in a move likely to cause further specul…

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BBC fights back with 1,000 extra hours of live sports coverage

• Hockey, swimming and basketball biggest beneficiaries of shake-up• BBC promises ‘huge expansion in the availability of free-to-air sport in the UK’The BBC will increase its live sport coverage by up to 1,000 hours a year in what the director general,…