Eurosport Player

Former Eurosport Player head in as CEO at

Motorsport Network has announced the appointment of industry veteran Simon Danker as the CEO of its OTT platform. Danker is well known in both the broadcasting and sports worlds, having worked as the head of Eurosport Player in the UK and Germany at Discovery, and having held roles at the NFL and BBC Studios. […]

Vodafone España first up with Eurosport Player.

Vodafone España has become the first Spanish service provider to integrate Discovery’s Eurosport Player streamer in its TV offering. The move will enable Vodafone TV customers to watch Eurosport’s coverage of the US Open and Roland Garros tennis, the major European cycling races – the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuela a España, the […]

Vodafone first to offer Eurosport Player in Spain

Vodafone España has become the first Spanish service provider to integrate the Eurosport Player app into its TV service. Eurosport-owner Discovery and Vodafone have struck an agreement to incorporate Eurosport Player into Vodafone TV. Eurosport Player will be available on the TV screen via Vodafone’s set-top boxes and will also be available multi-screen from any […]

ProSiebenSat.1 seeking ‘total reach’ with new digital strategy

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is focusing on achieving “a total reach with one video currency” spanning linear and digital platforms, with its extension of the 7TV joint venture with Discovery a “critical pillar” of this, according to CEO Max Conze. The extension of the partnership to include SVOD service Maxdome and Eurosport Player will start […]

Eurosport Player comes to Amazon Channels in Germany

Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria, in a move that brings live sports – including Bundesliga football – to the platform. Eurosport’s parent company, Discovery Communications, agreed the deal with Amazon, building on an existing partnership that has already seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery launch on Amazon Channels […]

Discovery sidesteps Sky to offer Bundesliga football on HD+

Discovery Networks Germany is to launch a Eurosport package on satellite operator SES’s HD+ platform that will include coverage of top-tier German football, sidestepping the need for a deal with Sky. Discovery had earlier indicated that the 45 Bundesliga matches to which it holds exclusive rights would only be available online via Eurosport Player in […]

Swisscom to distribute Eurosport Player

Swisscom will be exclusive distribution partner for the Eurosport Player in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as part of an extended deal with Discovery. The entire Discovery portfolio and newly acquired premium live sport on Eurosport – including exclusive Friday night Bundesliga football – will be accessible to Swisscom viewers. Swisscom said that Swisscom and and Teleclub […]

Eurosport relaunches Player in OTT push

Eurosport is relaunching its Eurosport Player service as parent company Discovery embarks on a drive for one million OTT subs internationally. The Paris-based sports broadcaster will also start to compete for a wider range of exclusive rights as part of a four-point plan unveiled by CEO Peter Hutton at a press conference in Paris yesterday. “Pay […]

Discovery plans European OTT expansion

Discovery Communications plans to expand its Nordic over-the-top service Dplay to more European markets this year and grow its online Eurosport Player by taking more sports rights. Announcing the plans of Discovery’s fourth quarter earnings call, company president and CEO David Zaslav also said that Discovery plans to acquire “specialty rights at a low cost” […]

Eurosport launches Xbox 360 app

Eurosport is launching an app for the Xbox 360 that will let viewers watch live and on-demand content through the games console. The Eurosport Player app will roll out in 20 European markets, including Poland, the Netherlands and Sweden in the coming weeks, and will be available in 13 languages – though it is not […]