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DAZN ‘in advanced talks’ to take control of BT Sport

DAZN is in advanced talks to acquire BT Sport, according to a report by the Financial Times. According to the FT, citing unnamed sources, a deal could be struck within weeks, with the sale of its premium TV arm freeing BT up to focus on its 5G rollout, fibre and connectivity. The sale of BT […]

Ashes in sights for BT Sport

BT Sport is reportedly on course to win the live broadcast rights for the upcoming Ashes Test cricket series. According to a report from the Daily Mail, the broadcaster will overcome a challenge to the rights from Sky Sports to pick up the rights to the competition – on the condition that it actually goes […]

Serie A lands on BT Sport

On the eve of the new season, BT Sport has acquired the UK broadcasting rights to Italy’s top flight football competition Serie A. The broadcaster has picked up the rights in a three-year deal running through to 2024. BT will carry every single Serie A match, with at least five live games shown each round […]

UK government gives ok to Premier League rights rollover

The UK government has greenlit the English Premier League’s plans to rollover its domestic broadcast deals. Initially announced in May, the three-year rights deals were agreed directly with broadcasters Sky, BT and Amazon. This skipped an auction which would have wiped hundreds of millions off the rights value, given the downward trend for rights deals […]

ITV rules out BT Sport deal, but CEO Jansen still optimistic of sale

BT is hopeful of striking a deal for its Sport brand of channels, despite one potential suitor ruling out an acquisition. The telco had previously stated its intentions to explore the options surrounding BT Sport at a time when it is rapidly scaling up investment in its fibre network.  But while BT is open to […]

Rupert Murdoch’s News UK considering BT Sport deal

Rupert Murdoch is reportedly considering making a move to buy BT Sport. Last month, BT CEO Phillip Jansen confirmed that the company was “open-minded” on selling its sports broadcaster as it refocuses its efforts on building out its fibre-to-the-home network across the UK. Now according to The Telegraph, the News UK owner has reportedly held […]

Ligue 1 extends BT deal in UK and Ireland

BT has renewed its rights deal with France’s Ligue 1. The deal will see the broadcaster be the exclusive home of the French top flight football league in the UK and Ireland until 2024.  BT Sport will show ‘several’ live matches each week, for a total of more than 200 matches per season. Rachel Knight, […]

Women’s Champions League Final goes FTA in the UK

The upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Barcelona will be available to view for free in the UK, BT has confirmed. In addition to its normal broadcast on BT Sport 2 HD, the match will be available for free on the BT Sport app, on the BT Sport website and on BT […]

BT reportedly exploring BT Sport sale, holds talks with Amazon, Disney and DAZN

In a move which could have huge implications for the state of sports broadcasting in the UK, BT is reportedly looking to offload BT Sport. According to The Telegraph, BT has opened talks with Amazon, Disney, DAZN and others to sell a stake in the sports broadcaster. The report notes that the operator has appointed […]

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