English Premier League

TNT Sports debuts in UK with new Premier League season

This Saturday TNT Sports, the new name for the sports JV between BT and Warner Bros. Discovery, kicks off its inaugural season of Premier League coverage at the Emirates Stadium with last season’s runners-up, Arsenal, hosting Nottingham Forest.  Matchday coverage starts at 11.00 on TNT Sports 1, live from the ground, with a new Early Kick-Off […]

DAZN sets to make move for EFL rights

Sports streamer DAZN will reportedly get rid of the 3pm blackout in its bid to stream all 1,656 English Football League (EFL) matches. According to The Times DAZN has offered EFL £200million a year for the global rights to EFL’s 2024-25 season, with other offers expected to come from Viaplay, Sky Sports and BT/TNT Sports. […]

Apple wants a piece of English Premier League pie, according to reports

UK newspaper the Daily Mail has triggered rumours that tech giant Apple is planning to bid for the next cycle of English Premier League rights in the UK (2025/26 onwards). Although the paper doesn’t cite any source, the report is lent credence by the fact that Apple has already entered the sports rights market via […]

Viaplay signs long-term partnership with Erling Haaland 

Viaplay has announced its latest marketing initiative as it continues to expand its business throughout Europe: a long-term, multi-market partnership with Manchester City and Norway’s superstar striker Erling Haaland. Haaland, who signed for City this Summer for €60 million and bagged a brace on his Premier League Debut earlier this month, has been tipped to […]

English Premier League officially suspends Russian broadcast deal

The English Premier League has confirmed that it will not honour its upcoming rights deal in Russia with Gazprom Media-owned Match TV. The £43 million deal with Match TV – a channel personally opened by decree by Russian leader Vladmir Putin in 2019 – was set to start from the kick-off of the 2022-23 season […]

Viaplay extends EPL Norwegian reach with Allente and Altibox deals

Nordic streamer Viaplay Group and pay TV and broadband provider Allente have added Premier League football to their long-term distribution partnership in Norway. From August, Allente’s customers will be able to watch 380 live games from the league every season through Viaplay Group’s streaming and TV packages, including the debut of Norwegian player Erling Braut […]

Football piracy ring ‘mastermind’ given £1 million fine for ISD sales

A British man, who had previously been sentenced to more than seven years in prison, has been handed a £1 million fine for selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs).  Steven King, described by the English Premier League as the ‘mastermind’ behind the pirate streaming operation Dreambox, was jailed for seven years and four months in March […]

English Premier League mulls future of Russian broadcast deal

The English Premier League is yet to decide whether to back out of its upcoming rights deal in Russia. In March, the EPL officially abandoned its €7 million per season deal with Rambler Media following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rambler, which is operated by state-owned bank Sberbank, had a deal in place to broadcast […]

Astro renews English Premier League rights for Malaysia

Malaysian sports broadcaster Astro has agreed a three-season rights deal with the English Premier League from 2022/23 to 2024/25. The broadcaster, which has held the EPL rights since 1997, will air live coverage of all 380 matches. All matches will be broadcast in HD, with selected matches transmitted in 4K UHD. The renewed EPL rights […]

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