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Proximus strikes distribution deal with football rights holder Eleven

Belgian telco Proximus has struck a deal with sports broadcaster Eleven Sports for distribution of its new Pro League channels covering all live Belgian football matches, including the Jupiler Pro League and D1B, on TV and other screens via its Pickx multiscreen service for the next five seasons. The new agreement with Eleven comes on […]

UK launch a ‘mistake’ admits Eleven Sports CEO

Launching in the UK without a distribution deal with the country’s leading pay TV operators “was a mistake”, admits Eleven Sports chairman and founder Andrea Radrizzani. Speaking during a Talking Sport webinar series event, Radrizzani conceded that the UK’s market is “very difficult to enter” due to the supremacy of BT and Sky. Eleven Sports […]

Eleven Sports teams up with Mediapro

Eleven Sports has teamed up with Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro to work on what the pair describe as a series of strategic international projects.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Eleven Sports and Mediapro will be looking to pull together their expertise and capabilities across the world to boost business. To begin, Mediapro is […]

Eleven Sports Portugal turns to esports

Sports channel Eleven Sports Portugal has launched a new esports racing Series format as the impact of the coronavirus continues to make itself felt on the world of traditional sports. The competition, which is delivered in partnership with the GTC Race Centre and the Autódromo Virtual de Lisboa, will consist of six heats and culminate […]

Eleven Sports secures complete Belgian football deal after intensive negotiations

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Belgium has confirmed that it has secured live and exclusive rights to Belgian domestic football for the next five years after concluding a deal with the Pro League. Eleven has secured rights to air matches from the Belgian First Division A, the First Division B, the women’s Super League, the Belgian […]

Sports roundup: Eleven Sports launches F1 pass; FISU signs Eurosport deal; ERT agrees to EBU acquisitions; Sport1 holds on to Rallycross in IMG 

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports will offer Portuguese viewers an annual pass to Formula 1 events. The €49.99 per year annual pass provides live access to all 22 Grand Prix races, F1 qualifying, F2, F3, and the Porsche Super Cup on Eleven’s dedicated racing channel. The channel also offers analysis, interview and behind the scenes content, […]

Gent agrees to back Eleven Sports Pro League deal following impasse

Eleven Sports’ agreement to pick up the broadcast rights to the Jupiler Pro League in the tournament’s native Belgium has been approved by KAA Gent, leaving only one club standing in the way of the deal. The broadcaster was previously awarded the rights in a five year deal estimated at €103 million per season, but […]

Eleven Sports wins Belgian Pro League, but two clubs hold up deal

Eleven Sports has been awarded domestic broadcast rights to Belgium’s Pro League football competition for five years from 2020/21 in a deal understood to be worth €103 million per season. However, while the Pro League voted two-thirds for Eleven’s bid, the status of the deal remains unclear with Antwerp and KAA Gent opting out of […]

Broadcasters migrating licences to EU as Brexit takes its toll

International broadcasters are abandoning the UK as the impact of Brexit makes itself felt, according to research by IHS Markit. According to IHS Markit analysts Tim Westcott and Aled Evans, the number of TV services licensed by UK regulator Ofcom declined to 879 in December, down from 1,039 in 2018, with the likes of Discovery, […]