English Premier League


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 […]

Husband and wife sentenced in major Premier League piracy case

A husband and wife criminal team have been convicted and sentenced in the UK for pirating English Premier League content in the latest victory for rights-holders over sellers of illicit streaming devices. The pair were said to have made £750,000 (€850,000) by selling over 8,000 illicit streaming devices and setting up their own streaming service […]

Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

Amazon Prime Video has broken the hold of Sky and BT on the English Premier League by securing the rights to air two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights. Amazon will exclusively live-stream the matches for three years from the 2019-20 season. The matches, and […]

Sky secures Premier League rights for Ireland

UK pay TV leader Sky has secured the rights to show 128 Premier League games a season exclusively live in the Republic of Ireland from 2019. Under the terms of the new agreement, which mirrors Sky’s UK rights deal signed in February and runs until 2022, Sky Sports will show every first-pick weekend match and […]

Berenberg analysts: two views on Amazon Premier League bid

Amazon is likely to win at least one package of English Premier League rights in the auction that opens on February 8, according to media analysts at Berenberg. Berenberg’s telecom analyst team, by contrast, believe that Amazon is unlikely to make a strong bid and that Sky and BT will remain the rights-holders but will […]

Amazon exploring Premier League options

Amazon has been actively exploring a possible acquisition of UK rights to the English Premier League in the run-up to next month’s auction, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Amazon has been talking to industry figures about how it could incorporate premium football in its […]

SFR to air Chelsea v Liverpool match free-to-air on DTT

Altice-owned French service provider SFR’s SFR Sport 1 channel has teamed up with free-to-air digital-terrestrial service Numéro 23 to air a key English Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool on free-to-air TV. The match will air on Numéro 23 at 21:00 on September 16 exclusively on the digital-terrestrial platform, with commentary from Eric de […]

SFR teams up with BeIN Sports as battle with Canal+ gets underway

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has teamed up with BeIN Sports to unveil bundled offerings that include its own sports channels and BeIN Sports’ services as part of its Box Power offering for €29.99 a month for the first 12 months. SFR Sport will be available on its own in the Box Starter pack from […]

Econet launches free-to-air sports channel in Kenya

Kenya-based Econet Media has launched a free-to-air sports channels that will offer coverage of English Premier League football as well as NBA basketball, Extreme Fighting Championship combat sports and NFL American football. The channel, Kwesé Free Sports, will be available on digital-terrestrial TV and on satellite in Kenya via free-to-air set-top boxes. The channel has […]

SFR launches Sport 1, reportedly in talks with BeIN Sport

Altice-owned French operator SFR has unveiled more details about SFR Sport 1, its new channel that will serve as the vehicle for its flagship exclusive coverage of English Premier League football. SFR is also reportedly in talks with BeIN Sport to develop combined offerings. The channel will launch tomorrow as the new Premier League season […]