DAZN sets to make move for EFL rights

Sports streamer DAZN will reportedly get rid of the 3pm blackout in its bid to stream all 1,656 English Football League (EFL) matches. According to The Times DAZN has offered EFL £200million a year for the global rights to EFL’s 2024-25 season, with other offers expected to come from Viaplay, Sky Sports and BT/TNT Sports. […]

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 […]

New EPL chief open to ‘Premflix’ streaming product

The English Premier League (EPL) will consider launching a direct-to-consumer streaming product, said new CEO Richard Masters. Masters, facing the press for the first time since his full-time appointment to the position in December 2019, said that the idea of a ‘Premflix’ product – which would see Premier League matches available for the first time […]

All Media Baltics secures English Premier League rights

All Media Baltics has secured the exclusive media rights to English Premier League football from 2019-22 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The broadcaster will show over 200 matches per season across All Media Baltics TV channels and streaming services in the region. It will also offer local language commentary in Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian along […]

NBCU takes EPL rights from Fox

NBC Universal has acquired the exclusive US media rights to the English Premier League. Under the three-year deal, NBCU will become the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all 380 Premier League matches across all platforms and devices in the US from the 2013-2014 season. NBCU outbid current rights-holder Fox and is thought […]

EPL costs could impact other sports, admits Sky Sports chief

The rise in the cost of English Premier League rights as a result of BT’s entry into the market could have implications for BSkyB’s coverage of other sports, according to Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis. Speaking at the Leaders in Football conference held at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium, Francis said that the inflation […]

BT preps interactive sports channel for EPL matches

BT will launch a new interactive sports channel to carry the live English Premier League (EPL) matches that it has won the rights to. The UK telco beat competition from current rights holder ESPN to secure two packages of rights for the 2013/14 to 2015/16 seasons. BSkyB retained the rights to its five packages, the […]