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UK public says ja to Bundesliga with viewing figures up 800% since restart

A UK public starved of football has been quick to adopt the German Bundesliga since its restart a month ago. According to Nielsen Sports, collective average viewing figures of BT Sports’ coverage of the league’s top three teams has increased by 800% compared to pre-lockdown averages. FC Schalke 04 has seen the biggest jump, with […]

BT Sport available on Now TV devices

BT Sport is now available on Sky’s Now TV devices. Customers with a Now TV smart box with 4K, who have the necessary subscription, will be able to access BT Sport Ultimate, the telco’s 4K HDR offering. Existing BT Sport customers with access to its app for large screen devices can access BT Sport on […]

Premier League clubs facing bill of £36 million per week in broadcast refunds

The bill facing Premier League clubs upon the season’s planned resumption has been laid bare by a new report. According to The Daily Telegraph, clubs in the league will have to pay broadcast partners an additional £36 million for every week the 2019/20 season extends beyond July 16. This is on top of a £330 […]

BT Sport to broadcast entirety of remaining Bundesliga season

Following news that the German Bundesliga will resume after a 61-day hiatus, UK rights holder BT Sport has announced that it will broadcast all of the season’s remaining matches. Starting with the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke at 2:30pm on May 16, BT said that it will broadcast every match for the remainder of […]

English FA ‘likely’ to suspend 3pm blackout rules in face of Coronavirus

The English FA is likely to suspend its broadcast blackout of matches kicking off between 2:45 and 5:15pm on Saturdays should Coronavirus cause games to be played behind closed doors. The legislation has historically been in place as a means of protecting attendance of football matches, but the Times reports that the FA will relax […]

Sky launches new packages with BT Sport

Sky has launched two new sports packages that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time. Subscribers can now sign up for a combined Sky Sports and BT Sport for £35 (€42) for existing customers on an 18-month contract, while for £47 they can combine the two sports offerings with Sky Entertainment, […]

ITV and BT Sport to simulcast Queensberry boxing

BT Sport and ITV have signed a rights sharing deal for Boxing bouts featuring fighters signed to Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.  A release from the promoter said that its boxers will see “unrivalled coverage in Britain thanks to the ground-breaking initiative.” Pay TV BT Sport and free-to-air ITV will share fight content, starting with the […]

BT revamps pay TV packages with flexible structure

BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages as it looks to disrupt the UK’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons on a […]

Sport and TV bright spots for underwhelming BT; Sky deal delivery “very close”

Sport and TV has proved a positive for BT in a quarter that was “slightly below” expectations, said CEO Phillip Jansen. Overall, the broadcaster reported a 3% decline in revenue and 4% fall in core earnings. For the quarter, revenue fell to £5.78bn from £5.98 billion, with EBITDA declined to £1.98 billion from £2.06 billion. […]

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