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BBC and ITV favourites to retain Six Nations

The BBC and ITV are set to retain the rights to rugby union’s Six Nations, ensuring the pre-eminent tournament remains on free-to-air TV in the UK.  CVC Capital, which has invested £300 million for a 15% stake in the tournament, is seeking contract improved from the combined £90 million paid previously by the pubcasters. That […]

WWE returns to FTA with Channel 5 deal

Professional wrestling outfit WWE has signed a deal with ViacomCBS that will see the company’s shows broadcast on free-to-air TV in the UK for the first time in almost 20 years. The news was confirmed by Channel 5 on Twitter, with the ViacomCBS-owned channel announcing that three of its weekly wrestling shows – Raw, Smackdown […]

Tyson Fury turns down £10 million Sky Box Office bid for Wilder rematch

BT Sport has seen off the challenge of Sky Sports in order to win the rights to the upcoming boxing rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. According to the Daily Mail, the Comcast-owned Sky tabled a bid of £10 million in an attempt to secure exclusive rights to the fight in the UK for […]

BT and ITV in talks over Champions League sublicensing

British pubcaster ITV is reportedly in talks with BT Sport over a sub-licencing deal for the Uefa Champions League. As reported by The Sunday Times, execs at ITV are seeking a package of games from BT, with BT successfully retaining the rights in November. It is believed that ITV and Sky launched an ultimately futile […]

BT Sport to offer no-contract monthly pass for first time

In a first for the broadcaster, the UK’s BT Sport is to offer a no-contract monthly pass for £25 (€30) that enables users to view a range of sports without the need for a long commitment. Available from today, BT Sport Monthly Pass lets any user buy and watch BT Sport on a month-by-month basis. […]

BT retains Champions League rights

BT has retained the rights to the Champions League in the UK. The deal is worth a total of £1.2 billion for the three year period – £400 million per season – and is a slight increase on the previous £394 million per season contract.  Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said: “We’re delighted […]

BT Sport demos its first 8K broadcast at IBC 2019

Broadcaster BT Sport showcased live 8K for the first time at IBC 2019. Showing a match from the first day of the Rugby Sevens, COO Jamie Hindhaugh said that while the company is serious about 8K, this “doesn’t mean we’re launching 8K tomorrow”. Instead, he said that any technology is about “enhancing the capture of […]

EE adds Apple TV 4K, BT Sport to Home Broadband offering

EE has replaced its aging bespoke IPTV product with a new offering that includes Apple TV 4K and access to BT Sport.  The BT-owned EE initially developed and launched its EE TV product prior to the merger. For an additional £8 (€9) per month customers could receive the box which provided access to Freeview TV […]

BT ups price of Sport package

UK telecom giant and broadcaster BT has announced price increases to its BT Sport pay TV channels. Customers will have to pay up to £48 (€53.78) extra a year from the end of July. People subscribed to the Classic, Essential, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and Sport Starter deals will pay an extra £1 a month. Those […]

WWE signs deal with BT Sport, ending 30+ year relationship with Sky

WWE has announced a new multi-year exclusive pay TV agreement with BT Sport in the UK and Ireland, ending the wrestling company’s association with Sky of over three decades. WWE’s flagship shows – Raw and Smackdown – will move to BT sport beginning January 2020. “We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE. […]

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