English Premier League

Sports update: Olympics could take place in summer 2021; Premier League reportedly reaches agreement for behind closed doors season wrap-up

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Sports Federations (IFs) are looking to reschedule the Tokyo games to a window between the Wimbledon and US Open tennis grand slams.  According to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, John Coates, the IOC coordination commission chair for Tokyo 2020 and president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), believes that […]

Many top Premier League clubs want to abandon season claims report

An increasing number of English Premier League clubs are pushing for the season to be ended right now with the results deemed null and void, claims a new report. According to sports journal The Athletic, several senior figures at top clubs feel that it is ‘morally wrong’ to entertain the idea of coming back to […]

All football in England postponed until April 3

The English Premier League, Women’s Super League and Football League have been suspended until April 3. The EPL follows Italy, Spain and Germany in calling off football, though unlike those competitions the Premier League has set a specific return date, though that is subject to change. The Times previously reported that the league had come […]

NENT follows up Premier League deal with new Bundesliga agreement

Nordic free and pay TV and streaming service provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has extended its exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to German Bundesliga football until 2025. Under the latest agreement, NENT will show more than 300 live Bundesliga games on its Viaplay streaming service every season and selected games on its linear TV channels. The deal […]

Nordic Entertainment secures exclusive six-year Premier League deal

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has secured the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish media rights to the English Premier League. The latest deal is for six years from 2022 to 2028. NENT currently holds the Premier League rights in Sweden, Denmark and Finland until 2022, and the new agreement extends those rights to Norway. NENT last […]

Canal+ to launch dedicated EPL, Top 14 digital channels

Canal+ will launch two new league-specific sports channels.  Speaking to L’Equipe, the broadcaster’s marketing and commercial director Christophe Pinard-Legry said that the two new channels will launch on December 26 on its MyCanal streaming service at no additional cost.  The channels will be dedicated to the English Premier League, and French Rugby Union’s Top 14.  […]

English Premier League seeks new boss after Pemsel exit

The Premier League has resumed its hunt for a new CEO after The Guardian Media Group’s David Pemsel stood down before officially joining in the new year. Pemsel has resigned from the job two months ahead of when he was scheduled to begin the post, following allegations about his personal life published in UK tabloid The […]

Football bodies identify Arabsat as source of BeoutQ broadcasts

Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s LFP and England’s Premier League have explicitly accused Arabsat of transmitting pirate operation BeoutQ’s services. Following a report commissioned by the sporting groups from MarkMonitor, they said that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated […]

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 […]

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