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EPL scraps pay per view

With the UK in lockdown until at least the beginning of December, the English Premier League has scrapped its controversial pay per view model until at least the new year. The announcement confirms a previous report which claimed that the league would remove the £14.95 fee to watch matches that had not been selected for […]

UK Basketball bounces back to Sky Sports in BBL deal

Sky Sports has announced a deal with the British Basketball League (BBL), bringing coverage of domestic basketball back to the broadcaster. The two-year deal will see Sky Sports broadcast 30 live BBL matches a season, along with both the men’s and women’s finals including BBL Trophy Final, BBL Cup Final, BBL Playoffs. Coverage will begin […]

Sky Sports makes landmark women’s boxing event free-to-view

Sky Sports has announced it is making this coming weekend’s triple-header of women’s world title boxing fights available to UK viewers for free.  The women’s boxing-oriented Matchroom Boxing event taking place on Saturday will be available to watch on YouTube, Facebook and the Sky Sports website, in addition to the Sky Sports Arena channel. The […]

EPL likely to scrap PPV claims new report

  The English Premier League is likely to scrap its controversial pay-per-view (PPV) model after this weekend’s round of fixtures, claims the PA news agency. The league introduced the measure at the beginning of October, charging viewers £14.95 per match to watch games which were not scheduled for broadcast. It was however met poorly by […]

‘Very live’ PPV discussion expected at EPL meeting this week

The English Premier League (EPL) will be allowed to continue through the UK’s imminent nationwide lockdown, but fans are unlikely to return to stadiums until next March at the earliest.  As such, the league will continue to evaluate its broadcast arrangements on a month-by-month basis, with pay-per-view the most contentious topic. Last month, the league […]

One further round of EPL PPV added before review

The English Premier League has added an extra weekend of domestic pay-per-view matches ahead of a review during November’s international break. Earlier this month, the league announced that it would be making matches not scheduled for televised broadcast available for PPV purchase via Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office for £14.95, but […]

‘Exceptionally low’ English Premier League PPV figures could cause u-turn

The English Premier League could scrap PPV broadcasting in the UK after just one month. The league courted controversy when it announced that it would be scaling back its post-lockdown blanket coverage by charging viewers £14.95 via Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office to watch matches which were not selected for broadcast. […]

Premier League rules out PPV for non-televised matches

Clubs in the English Premier League will not be allowed to sell non-televised matches on pay-per-view (PPV), a new report claims. The EPL and clubs are scrambling to find a solution for accessing matches with fans still not allowed in stadiums across the country. The league initially made all matches in September and the beginning […]

Sky Sports sees record day with peak of 3.3 million viewers

Sunday October 4 was a record-breaking day for Sky Sports, the pay TV broadcaster has said. With a bumper lineup of sports coverage, the broadcaster cited BARB stats to say that over 14 million people watched more than 95 minutes of programming on the day. Across its channels, Sky Sports charted an average of 933,000 […]

Sky Sports EPL viewership down as blanket coverage novelty wears off

The viewership of Sky Sports’ English Premier League coverage has reportedly started to decline, supporting fears of over-saturation. According to a new report from the Daily Mail, Sky’s average viewership across the first three rounds of Premier League fixtures is slightly down on normal levels. The league did not initially intend on allowing for all […]

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