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English Premier League adds 20 additional live matches for UK broadcast

The English Premier League, which is set to kick off its 2020/21 season next month, will make an additional 20 games available on TV as fans continue to be restricted from attending matches. Due to ongoing health concerns, fans will not be permitted into stadiums until October at the earliest. However, the league will not […]

Pandemic likely to lead to cut price sports rights, predicts BT’s head of sport 

The head of sport at BT has said that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to a correction of broadcast rights valuations. Speaking to The Guardian, Simon Green predicted that the prices of sports rights will not continue to rise as they have for the past 30 years. He said: “I personally believe that Covid-19 will […]

Rugby Union wants dedicated channel in next UK rights deal

The owner of professional rugby union club Sale Sharks has said that Premiership Rugby will look for a dedicated linear channel as a part of its next broadcast rights deal. Simon Orange, the owner of Sale Sharks, said that plans for a dedicated channel has been discussed by the league’s 13 clubs, with recent reports […]

BT to take Champions League final to YouTube for fifth season in a row

BT Sport will broadcast the Champions League and Europa League finals for free on YouTube. It will be the fifth consecutive season that the UK pay TV broadcaster will air the finals on the Google-owned YouTube, with BT’s contract with UEFA obliging it to make the final free to air by whatever means it likes. […]

No more blanket football broadcasting in post-pandemic UK, claims report

Football fans in England are set to be disappointed with a new report claiming that the English Premier League has no plans to continue its current state of broadcasting every league match in a post-pandemic world. As a part of the league’s project restart, all 92 of the remaining matches are being staged behind closed […]

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 […]