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The Hundred wraps up with audience of more than 16 million viewers

Cricket’s latest competition The Hundred has been dubbed a success by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), with more than 16 million viewers tuning in to the tournament. In total, 16.1 million viewers watched the action across the BBC and Sky, with 57% of those viewers being new to the sport, the ECB said. […]

Sky picks up UK Bundesliga rights

Sky Sports has agreed a broadcast rights deal with the German Bundesliga. The league, which previously was carried by BT Sport, will be shown exclusively by Sky in the UK and Ireland until 2025.  The broadcaster will air the premium fixture of each weekend which will be shown live every Saturday at 5.30pm on Sky […]

UK government gives ok to Premier League rights rollover

The UK government has greenlit the English Premier League’s plans to rollover its domestic broadcast deals. Initially announced in May, the three-year rights deals were agreed directly with broadcasters Sky, BT and Amazon. This skipped an auction which would have wiped hundreds of millions off the rights value, given the downward trend for rights deals […]

Opening Hundred match sets women’s cricket viewership record

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that the opening match of The Hundred was the most-watched women’s cricket match ever in the UK. The match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals, which was broadcast across BBC Two, Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event and Mix, drew a peak audience of 1.95 million. The […]

Sky to launch pop-up channel for Lions tour

Sky Sports will launch a dedicated pop-up channel to cover the upcoming Lions tour of South Africa. The British & Irish Lions 2021 Castle Lager Series in South Africa will be covered in full on the standalone Sky Sports The Lions channel. The channel will operate for the duration of the tour from Saturday July […]

Sky Sports signs rights deals with Top Rank and BOXXER

Sky Sports has signed two new boxing rights deals with promoters Top Rank and BOXXER. Top Rank is one of the US’s most well-established boxing promoters, having put on fights from the likes of Muhammad Ali, Manny Pacquiao, George Foreman and Marvin Hagler.  BOXXER meanwhile is a relative newcomer, having been founded by the UK’s […]

Sky Sports MD reportedly announces resignation

Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster will step down next month, claims a new report from The Times. According to the report, Webster, who was appointed as managing director in May 2019, has resigned for personal reasons, with the impact of Covid-19 meaning that his role “suddenly became very different”. Webster is a veteran at […]

IPL indefinitely suspended as India battles Covid surge

The Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament has been indefinitely suspended as the country continues to be ravaged by a latest wave of Covid-19 infections. Since the 2021 season started last month, the number of infections in India has seen a huge spike, with the country this week recording well over 300,000 new cases per […]

Rugby Super League renews Sky Sports deal, promises FTA matches

Rugby’s Super League has extended its broadcast rights deal with Sky Sports for a further two seasons. The renewal will see the pair’s partnership reach 28 years, with Sky to broadcast the competition in the UK and Republic of Ireland until the end of the 2023 season.  Sky Sports will broadcast 66 live Betfred Super […]

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