KPN extends Dutch football deal with KNVB

The Netherland’s telco and TV operator KPN have extended its partnership with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to air coverage of KVNB’s football leagues until 2026. The long-standing agreement between the two bodies was first signed in 2017. KPN has since delivered coverage of the Dutch national team, the OranjeLeeuwinnen, E_Oranje and local amateur […]

DAZN acquires women-led platform Ata Football

Leading sports streaming service DAZN Group has announced it has acquired US-based women’s football platform Ata Football. The sports and entertainment provider delivers premium live and curated women’s football content. The free content platform includes live and on-demand matches and highlights of premium women’s soccer leagues, including: D1 Arkema, FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga, Serie A Femminile TIM […]

Football revenues in Latin America on the slide

Football distribution revenues in Latin America tumbled by close to 40% last year, with only limited signs of improvement in 2021, according to analysis by Dataxis. According to the research outfit, football generated US$900 million across the region in 2020, down by 38% in dollars. Although 2021 is expected to be a recovery year, the […]

La Liga introduces Fan Cam to capture player celebrations in empty stadiums

Spanish football league La Liga has launched new FanCam tech to provide an enhanced experience for housebound viewers. The league said that it has installed new cameras – FanCams – at either end of each of the LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank grounds, with the aim to give fans “a closer and more personalised experience […]

Football roundup: UEFA sets out Champions League comeback plans; LiveScore grabs Serie A and Primeira Liga rights; La Liga sees solid return

European football governing body UEFA has announced plans for the return of the continent’s top club football competition the Champions League. With leagues around Europe either scrambling to finish their seasons – eg. Germany and England – or being curtailed altogether – such as France and the Netherlands – the status of the Champions League […]

FC Barcelona launches subscription video service

LaLiga champions FC Barcelona have launched a new SVOD called Barça TV+. The club will hope that it can build on its online base of over 350 million followers to create a successful subscription streaming product that “offers fans personalised experiences and content while also boosting this new line of business, which is expected to […]

BT Sport to broadcast entirety of remaining Bundesliga season

Following news that the German Bundesliga will resume after a 61-day hiatus, UK rights holder BT Sport has announced that it will broadcast all of the season’s remaining matches. Starting with the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke at 2:30pm on May 16, BT said that it will broadcast every match for the remainder of […]

Belarusian Premier League strikes broadcast deals across Europe as last league standing

With the sporting world seemingly brought to a halt, broadcasters have turned to an unlikely source for live content: Belarus. As reported by Reuters, the Belarus Football Federation (ABFF) has signed deals with broadcasters from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Israel and India as the league continues to play. The little-known Belarusian Premier League is […]

Real Madrid launches channel on Twitch

Iconic Spanish football club Real Madrid has launched a channel on Amazon-owned video game streamer Twitch.  The channel was launched to coincide with La Liga’s esports tournament which attracted more than a million viewers and happened to be won by Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio. A sports team operating a Twitch channel is not a […]

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