Premier League

EPL bails out of £526 million PPTV deal in China

The English Premier League is facing a hole in its balance sheet of more than £500 million after terminating its rights deal with Chinese digital broadcaster PPTV. The broadcaster and league had reportedly been on a collision course since March, when the broadcaster withheld a payment of £160 million amid the coronavirus shutdown. In a […]

BBC sets Premier League viewership record

The BBC’s broadcast of Southampton vs Manchester City was the most-watched Premier League match ever. The Saints’ upset 1-0 win over the Citizens on Sunday, July 5 attracted a peak audience of 5.7 million across all platforms, including the BBC Sport website. This figure is significantly higher than the peak of 4 million that watched […]

Amazon to bring English Premier League to Twitch

Amazon will show its upcoming free English Premier League matches on streaming platform Twitch. The tech giant was handed an additional four games as part of the league’s project restart and now, confirmed to Deadline, Amazon will utilise live streaming platform Twitch to broadcast matches in a more sociable forum. One of Twitch’s key features […]

Sports: Virtual fans for La Liga; DAZN bags EPL in Spain; Championship clubs to stream remaining matches; Tennis number 1 Djokovic slams ‘impossible’ US Open; beIN Sports agrees Top Rank boxing deal

Spain’s La Liga, which will be the second major European football league to resume following the coronavirus pandemic, has revealed a number of new broadcast experiences for when it restarts this week. The league said that there will be two main innovations: virtualisation of stands and fan audio, and new camera positions. Both measures will […]

Premier League reportedly reaches £170 million deferment agreement with Sky Sports

Ahead of the English Premier League’s planned restart on June 17, the league has reportedly secured an agreement with Sky Sports to defer payments in excess of £170 million until 2021. There had initially been fears that the clubs in the league were facing a broadcast bill of £36 million per week but this should […]

UK government: Premier League must be FTA on return

The English Premier League has been given the go ahead to resume – on the condition that it makes a number of the remaining matches available to audiences for free. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden met with the league on Thursday and laid out a number of demands that must be met in order for the […]

EPL clubs could face bill of up to £340 million even if league resumes

As the English Premier League approaches resumption, clubs in the league still face a bill of over £300 million in broadcast fees. Following a tentative green light from the UK government, the league’s clubs met on Monday to continue discussions of what has been dubbed ‘project restart. While the league’s comeback will avoid what league […]

Almost half of the remaining Premier League matches could be free-to-air

The English Premier League could make a large portion of the season available for free when it resumes. At a meeting last week, the premier league reiterated its intention to play out the remaining 92 games of the season, with a scheme dubbed ‘project restart’ eyeing a June 8 return. As a part of that […]

Dowden: Premier League could go FTA on return

The English Premier League could be broadcast on free-to-air TV if and when it resumes the 2019/20 season. Speaking at a meeting of the DCMS committee on Wednesday, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden said that “productive talks” were being had with sports bodies from across the country and admitted that the Premier League will likely […]

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