English Premier League


NBC Sports and AEG launch Premier League ‘Pub Pass’

Comcast-owned NBC Sports has launched an OTT service dedicated to commercial establishments.  The NBC Sports Pub Pass, launched in collaboration with live sports and entertainment company AEG, is being sold to pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants as a streamlined way to offer sports broadcasts to patrons within a single subscription. The Pub Pass’s headline feature […]

Irish court orders IP block of illegal EPL streams

Irish viewers who attempt to watch illegal streams of English Premier League (EPL) matches will find the service blocked, starting from the 2019/20 season.  The country has passed its first ever order compelling ISPs to block illegal live streams of matches. Ireland’s Commercial Court has ordered Eircom/Eir, Sky Ireland, Sky Subscriber Services, Virgin Media Ireland […]

Flow TV replaces Flow Sports Premier with new channel EPL rights holder RUSH

English Premier League rights holder RUSH has launched on Flow TV in the Carribbean. Announced on July 15, the launch of RUSH on the TV offer will provide viewers with live coverage all 380 matches per season for the next three years in addition to team highlights, special studio and magazine programmes. Flow offers cable […]

Sky Deutschland to air expanded range of Premier League matches

Sky Deutschland is to broadcast an unprecedented 232 live English Premier League football matches on its platform next season, with the 148 other matches from the competition to be aired in a delayed window. Sky has secured the exclusive rights to to the completion  for satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany and Austria, […]

Spanish police shut down large-scale pirate streaming operation

Spain’s National Police has claimed success in what has been described as the largest investigation to-date into a global illegal IPTV streaming business. In an operation led by the Spanish National Police in collaboration with police forces in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Europol, the Premier League and Irdeto, 14 locations were raided in Spain, Denmark […]

Amazon taps BT Sport for Premier League production expertise

Amazon has contracted BT Sport and football partner Sunset+Vine to produce its English Premier League football coverage when Amazon Prime Video begins airing its allocation of 20 matches per season, available at no extra cost to Prime members. BT Sport and Sunset+Vine will support Amazon Prime Video’s production of both studio and live action match-day […]

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 […]

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