English Premier League


Euro Super League would ‘undo the value’ of EPL and UCL, says BT Sport boss Green

A breakaway European Super League would be less valuable to broadcasters than the current model of domestic and continental football competitions, the boss of BT Sport has said. Speaking at the Financial Times’ Business of Football summit, BT Sport head Simon Green said that while a European Super League – the long-threatened breakaway competition which […]

Premier League to continue blanket coverage until fans return

The English Premier League will continue to be broadcast in its entirety until fans return, the league has confirmed. While the league has continued to show all matches – albeit with a short-lived experiment with pay-per-view in the Autumn – the league has re-evaluated broadcast arrangements each month. However, going forward the league has said […]

Peacock restores on-demand EPL matches

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock will offer on-demand replays of all televised English Premier League matches. The streamer, which is currently in the middle of its first season playing host to more than 175 live matches of the English league, upset fans last month when it removed on-demand replays. At launch, the app promised “more than […]

EPL piracy still high despite blanket coverage

A new survey of Brits has found that almost 1.9 million people in the country illegally streamed Premier League games in 2020. According to research from finance comparison site finder.com, 4% of respondents admitted to watch at least one game from the English Premier League without paying. The figure rises to 6% for zoomers aged […]

Premier League stays with BeIN Sports for entire MENA region

The English Premier League and beIN Media Group have struck a new rights deal that will see beIN Sports be the Premier League’s official broadcast partner in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) until 2025.   The deal for the 2022-25 rights cycle means beIN Sports can broadcast all 380 matches live in each season across […]

EPL confirms continuation of blanket broadcasting

Despite fans being allowed to return to grounds, the English Premier League will continue its blanket coverage of the league through to at least the end of January.  The UK government announced changes to restrictions on spectator access to sports events at the end of the country’s second lockdown, with clubs in tier 2 areas […]

BT to return to true crowd noises as spectators re-enter Premier League grounds

The English Premier League will start to look like its old self this weekend when fans start returning to grounds this weekend, and viewers on BT Sport will hear them as well as the broadcaster ditches artificial crowd noises. According to The Athletic, the broadcaster will return to true stadium sound as the default. Viewers […]

DAZN enters Spanish commercial premises market with Orange

Sports streamer DAZN is to enter the commercial premises market in Spain in partnership with Orange. The streaming outfit will launch a new linear channel, DAZN fútbol, which will be available in Orange’s television offer for venues, such as bars, cafes and restaurants, and which will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Premier League […]

EPL scraps pay per view

With the UK in lockdown until at least the beginning of December, the English Premier League has scrapped its controversial pay per view model until at least the new year. The announcement confirms a previous report which claimed that the league would remove the £14.95 fee to watch matches that had not been selected for […]

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