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Category: Television industry

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Sky and BT will ‘lose £1bn if sporting events stay shut until August’

Report recommends footballers take a pay cut to support clubs facing loss of revenue Sky and BT will lose almost £1bn in revenue if top-flight sport remains shut down until August, according to a report that recommends players take a pay cut to support…

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Anyone for The Ocho? With nothing to broadcast, US sports TV burrows into the past

With every major league in North America suspended, broadcasters such as ESPN are scrambling to find shows to fill their schedulesThe most haunting reminder of America’s pandemic-driven sports hibernation is brought to you, fittingly enough, by All-Sta…

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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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Saudi Arabia criticised over pirate TV service ‘that airs Premier League’

EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie ASaudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides i…

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Saudi Arabia criticised over pirate TV service ‘that airs Premier League’

EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie ASaudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides i…

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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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Four screens and countless tweets: the modern perils of consuming football

Amazon’s major selling point, that you can watch all the games, is the worst thing about it. You CAN watch them all. Add in social media, and being an armchair fan becomes exhaustingTV to the left of me, laptops to the right, there I was, stuck in the …

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Amazon creeps into football’s broadcast jungle with stream designed to drown us | Jonathan Liew

Amazon Prime’s debut night was aiming for continuity, as if you wouldn’t even notice it further monetising your love of footballOne of the lesser known but more frequently thumbed tomes on my bookshelf is something called The Premier League Handbook. P…

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Monday Night Football: the once great NFL show is now the worst on television

Overblown announcing, incoherent analysis and bizarre graphics: ESPN’s broadcast checks every box when it comes to bad TVThe NFL has a real problem when the marquee match-up for its most famous broadcast is best enjoyed on mute. This week, Lamar Jackso…

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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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Fuji hogs the horizon as ITV fails to park stereotypes but passes World Cup test | Simon Burnton

Japanese cliches, popular victors and a confusing tackle ‘demonstration area’ made for interesting viewing on day oneClose your eyes and design, in the realm of your imagination, a Japan-themed TV studio. Come back whenever you’re ready. Of course you’…

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4.5 million Britons watch Cricket World Cup final on free-to-air

Viewing peaked for drama of super over but still lagged behind Wimbledon finalEngland’s cricket World Cup victory attracted a peak TV audience of 4.5 million people on Channel 4, as live international cricket returned to free-to-air television for the …

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Tactical toilet breaks and apple on willow: what free-to-air cricket could inspire | Max Rushden

Putting the Cricket World Cup final on free-to-air TV could just be a one-off, but what if it was the start of something more?In the summer of ‘93, everyone at my school became a leg-spinner. We’d never seen leg-spin before Shane Warne arrived. Not tha…

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Welcome glimpse of England’s Cricket World Cup charge would still infuriate | Vic Marks

The bemusement of Liam Plunkett and co is understandable – their glory bid should be available to all on free-to-air TVThere has been a buzz around the England camp as well as a sense of puzzlement. They are in the semi-finals; they are playing well, t…

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Cricket World Cup final will be on free-to-air TV if England qualify

Sky says it aims to ensure wide audience for final at Lord’s if tournament hosts get thereThe Cricket World Cup final will be shown on a free-to-air platform if England qualify after debate about whether the tournament has captured the public interest….

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Liam Plunkett wants Cricket World Cup final on free-to-air television

• England bowler wants ‘as many people to watch it as possible’• Sky viewing figures dwarfed by Women’s football World CupLiam Plunkett has thrown his support behind the idea of the Cricket World Cup final being screened on a free-to-air platform, sayi…

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Record TV audience watch England in Women’s World Cup

Quarter-final victory over Norway attracts peak figure of 7.6 million on BBC OneA record-breaking peak audience of 7.6 million people tuned in to watch England’s women’s football team beat Norway 3-0 in the World Cup quarter-finals on BBC One.The figur…

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Cricket World Cup final could yet be shown on free-to-air platform

• Sky executives understood to be considering one-off move• Options include online streaming of Lord’s final on 14 JulyThe Cricket World Cup final could yet be shown on a free-to-air platform in the UK, with the rights holder, Sky, understood to be con…

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The Guardian view on cricket: play the game | Editorial

The game is shrinking in its homeland, but it still thrills hundreds of thousandsOnce in a while sport throws up some feat of truly astonishing athleticism. Professional sportspeople operate all the time at a level which most of us could never for a mo…

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Is a tarnished UFC worth the risk to ESPN and Disney Studios?

Mixed martial arts’ biggest money-spinner can deliver a young, internet-savvy audience. But UFC has been hit by a number of unseemly controversiesOn Saturday the UFC will return Rio de Janeiro for UFC 237. The event, which features a handful of former …