Football


BBC and BT Sport to share FA Cup rights

The BBC and BT Sport are to share rights to English FA Cup football under a new four-year deal. The agreement with the Football Association will see the return of the competition, free-to-view, on BBC 1 and on BBC Sport, which is free to BT Broadband subscribers. Coverage of the competition will be available on […]

SBS Discovery Media wins World Cup and Euro 2016 qualifiers

SBS Discovery Media, the unit created by Discovery following its acquisition of SBS Broadcasting, has secured the exclusive Scandinavian rights to European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournaments.  SBS Discovery Media struck a deal with UEFA for rights across TV, online and mobile platforms in Denmark, Sweden […]

Malta’s GO extends Premier League rights

Maltese telco GO has retained its exclusive Premier League football coverage, securing rights for 380 matches per year for the seasons running from 2013/14 until 2015/16.  The deal allows GO to make live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches available in English and Maltese via the GO sports channels over both digital […]

Sky and ITV sign new international football deals

BSkyB’s Sky Sports has signed a new agreement with UEFA to air Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 football qualifier coverage for the England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland teams. The UK sports network has taken rights to up to 500 international matches over three years as part of the deal – including […]

BSkyB and BT set for price war over football

UK pay TV rivals BSkyB and BT seem set for a price war over their respective football offerings after failing to strike a mutual wholesale deal, according to press reports. According to the Telegraph, the two companies have not been able to agree on wholesale terms and a price war between the pair now looks […]

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