English Premier League


BBC Studios’ Davie bows out of Premier League role

BBC Studios boss Tim Davie has bowed out of the top Premier League job. According to the Financial Times, the exec has rejected the role and assured staff that he will be staying on at BBC Studios, weeks ahead of the producer-distributor’s major Showcase event in Liverpool in February. For months, Davie had been in the mix to […]

Canal+ ‘close to deal’ to resell Premier League rights to RMC Sport

French pay TV operator Canal+ is close to agreeing the resale of part of its English Premier League rights to Altice France-owned RMC Sport, according to local press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, the pay TV operator has made a formal request to the Premier League to co-distribute a substantial tranche of […]

Susanna Dinnage pulls out of Premier League job

Only two months after being appointed CEO of the Premier League, Susanna Dinnage has pulled out of the job. The exec has informed the organisation that she will not take up the position, which was due to start in early 2019, and will instead remain at Discovery, where she most recently served as global president of […]

VodafoneZiggo renews exclusive Premier League deal

Liberty Global and Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo’ Ziggo Sport has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights to English Premier league football in the Netherlands for the next three seasons, renewing the existing partnership between the company and the league. VodafoneZiggo said that coverage of the Premier League would be available to subscribers via the Ziggo […]

Premier League hires Discovery’s Susanna Dinnage as CEO

Susanna Dinnage, the global president at Discovery’s Animal Planet, has been named as the Premier League’s chief executive. Dinnage will take the helm at Premier League, succeeding Richard Scudamore who has been with the organisation for 19 years. She will begin her role in 2019, but an exact date is yet to be determined. The […]

DAZN to launch in Spain in early 2019

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced plans to launch in Spain early next year, having secured the rights for English Premier League football and MotoGP motorcycle racing. Spain will mark DAZN’s eight country launch following recent rollouts in the US, where it aims to transform the fight sports landscape, and Italy, where it is offering Serie A football. […]

Canal+ regains English Premier League from RMC Sport

Canal+ has secured the rights to English Premier League football in France for three seasons from next year and has renewed its existing contract for the Premier League in Poland. Winning back the Premier League, currently held by Altice’s RMC Sport, is a significant coup for the embattled pay TV broadcaster, which saw its grip […]

English Premier League adds weight to BeoutQ piracy battle

The English Premier League has joined the chorus of sports rights-holding bodies and other organisations to condemn Saudi-based BeoutQ’s pirate broadcasts in the Middle East. All 20 Premier League matches played during the first two weeks of the season were transmitted illegally by BeoutQ, which is alleged to have stolen the content from several Premier League […]

BeIN Media secures English Premier League for another three years

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Sports has secured rights to English Premier League football in the region for the three seasons from 2019-22. The deal extends BeIN Sports’ grip on the Premier League and makes the pay TV platform the home Premier League football in MENA for at least the next four years. The […]

English Premier League secures order to block pirate servers

A UK court has required service providers including Sky, BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, plusnet and EE to block and disrupt servers that host illegal streams of English Premier League football matches.  The England and Wales High Court has granted an order that will forced the service providers to block servers distributing illicit streams for entirety […]

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