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Eleven Sports UK could shut down

Sports streaming service Eleven Sports’ UK operation may be shut down just four months after launching, according to press reports. Billed as the ‘Netflix of Sport’ and with minority investment from Endeavor Group, the fledgling platform has struggled to find a subscriber base in the UK and Ireland, according to reports. The service, which is […]

Eleven Sports unveils online ‘Watch Together’ feature

Eleven Sports has unveiled a new feature that lets viewers tune in together with friends and family in a shared online space. The sports broadcaster plans to roll out Watch Together in its international over-the-top markets, with a trial period expected to launch in the coming weeks. Eleven Sports subscribers will be able to create […]

Eleven Sports Portugal to stream Bundesliga via Facebook for first time

Eleven Sports will show Bundesliga football live on Facebook for the first time in Portugal this weekend, in a bid to reach sports fans across the country. The sports broadcaster has already broadcast matches from other top European leagues on Facebook in Portugal, and this weekend will stream the Bayern München versus Fortuna Düsseldorf match […]

STV partners with Eleven Sports

Scotland’s STV has agreed a strategic partnership deal with Eleven Sports as the sports broadcaster looks to expand its subscription offering in the UK. The deal establishes STV as the exclusive digital sales agent for Eleven Sports across all digital platforms and sponsorships in the UK. STV said the agreement builds on its experience in marketing […]

Eleven Sports appoints chief operating officer

Eleven Sports upped its managing director for Belgium and Luxembourg, Anouk Mertens, to group chief operating officer (COO). In her new role, Mertens will manage budgets in all areas, review market performances and seek operational efficiencies across the group. She will continue her MD duties in Belgium and Luxembourg. “Having spent the last three years […]

Eleven Sports bows to UK ‘blackout rule’ for Saturday football

Eleven Sports has agreed to stop airing live foreign football on Saturday afternoons, but has called for an end to the UK ‘blackout rule’ claiming it is outdated and encourages piracy. The sports streaming service, which holds UK rights to LaLiga and Serie A football, cited “intense pressure from stakeholders within the football establishment” for […]

Eleven Sports secures UK and Ireland rights to UFC

Eleven Sports and MMA franchise UFC have unveiled a new broadcast partnership for the UK and Ireland, starting in January 2019. Under the terms of the deal, Eleven has secured the rights to 42 live UFC events in 2019, as well as 150 hours of UFC original and archive programming. UFC Fight Nights will be […]

Eleven signs former Vodafone TV exec as Portugal chief

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has named Vodafone’s former head of TV Jorge Pavão de Sousa as managing director for Portugal. Pavão de Sousa will be responsible for further expanding Eleven’s growth in Portugal, where it recently launched in partnership with cable operator Nowo, including increasing revenues, developing strategic partnerships, and overseeing the platforms day to […]

Eleven Sports extends Portuguese Bundesliga deal

Eleven Sports has extended its Bundesliga rights deal in Portugal and will now broadcast live top-flight German football for three years from the 2018/19 season. The broadcaster previously announced a two-year Portuguese agreement with Bundesliga in June, which was due to start from the 2019/20 season. The new deal brings this start-date forward and adds […]

Eleven Sports agrees UK deal with Facebook ahead of streaming service launch

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has teamed up with Facebook to make the social media platforms its free-to-air partner in the UK and Ireland. The partnership is the latest extension to Eleven’s various collaborations with Facebook and comes ahead of the planned launch of its own online streaming service in the UK and Ireland, expected later […]

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