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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 […]

Mola TV taps Ateme for 4K Premier League live-streaming

Indonesian SVOD and streaming provider Mola TV has tapped video technology outfit Ateme to enable 4K UHD live streaming with Dolby Audio. The deployment means that English Premier League (EPL) football matches with high-quality video and audio are now available to viewers in Indonesia. According to Ateme, Mola TV opted for it to take advantage […]

EPL renews rights deal with Star India

The English Premier League has renewed its rights deal with Disney-owned Star India for the next three seasons, albeit at a reportedly decreased value. The broadcaster will broadcast all 380 EPL matches per season across the Star Sports network and streamer Disney+ Hotstar in the Indian subcontinent. The three-season deal will run to the end […]

English Premier League cuts Russian broadcast deal

The English Premier League has officially abandoned its broadcast deal in Russia with Rambler. Last week, EPL CEO Richard Masters confirmed that its deals with Russian companies of all shapes were under review amid the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Less than a week later, the league has officially pulled the plug on its €7 […]

EPL set to abandon Russian broadcast deals

The English Premier League could be removed from Russian TV screens as early as next weekend. Premier League CEO Richard Masters has confirmed that its deals with Russian companies – including broadcast partners – are under review. The EPL is broadcast in Russia by Rambler Media (operated by state-owned bank Sberbank) via OTT platform Okko […]

StarHub secures Singaporean EPL rights in surprise deal

StarHub has agreed a six-season rights deal with the English Premier League for Singapore. The deal will see StarHub take over the rights from Singtel, which has held the rights to the EPL since 2010-11. The exclusive deal will run from 2022-23 to 2027-28. StarHub will broadcast all 380 matches per season and has promised […]

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