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Sky allows customers to pause sports subscription during pandemic

Comcast-owned Sky will give residential customers an option to pause their sports subscriptions while the coronavirus has effectively brought the sporting world to a halt. The operator also announced that it has stopped billing its commercial clients (i.e. pubs, bars, sports clubs, and other establishments) as of March 14. It said that it will only […]

English FA ‘likely’ to suspend 3pm blackout rules in face of Coronavirus

The English FA is likely to suspend its broadcast blackout of matches kicking off between 2:45 and 5:15pm on Saturdays should Coronavirus cause games to be played behind closed doors. The legislation has historically been in place as a means of protecting attendance of football matches, but the Times reports that the FA will relax […]

Six Nations could go to pay TV from 2022 in UK

Rugby Union’s Six Nations could move to pay TV from 2022 in the UK. According to Rugby Paper, the competition’s organisers have not ruled out the possibility of a pay TV broadcaster winning the rights to the competition which has been broadcast on free TV in the country for 20 years. While the BBC and […]

Sky wins back IPL rights

Sky Sports has regained the Indian Premier League cricket tournament through to 2023. The league is the leading Twenty20 cricket franchise, and recorded 462 million viewers in its native India in 2019, according to BARC. Sky previously held the rights from 2015-18, but was unable to reach an agreement with Disney-owned Star India in 2019. […]

Tyson Fury turns down £10 million Sky Box Office bid for Wilder rematch

BT Sport has seen off the challenge of Sky Sports in order to win the rights to the upcoming boxing rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. According to the Daily Mail, the Comcast-owned Sky tabled a bid of £10 million in an attempt to secure exclusive rights to the fight in the UK for […]

Sky Sports to become exclusive home of the Masters

Sky Sports has won the exclusive UK rights to the Masters, the first major golf tournament of the season.  From 2020, pay TV channel Sky Sports Golf will be the only place that UK viewers will be able to see the premier golf tournament. The deal extends a relationship between Sky and the Masters that […]

WWE signs deal with BT Sport, ending 30+ year relationship with Sky

WWE has announced a new multi-year exclusive pay TV agreement with BT Sport in the UK and Ireland, ending the wrestling company’s association with Sky of over three decades. WWE’s flagship shows – Raw and Smackdown – will move to BT sport beginning January 2020. “We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE. […]

Sky launching dedicated American sports channel

Sky is launching a new pop-up sports service dedicated to American sports. Sky Sports USA will launch on January 3 and run to February 5, airing 40 live games from NFL American football and NBA basketball. The channel’s line-up will climax with the Super Bowl on February 3. Content on the channel will include every […]

Sky Sports strikes new deal for Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports has struck a new agreement with the Scottish Professional Football League to carry coverage of Scottish Premier League football for five years from 2020. Sky Sports will show up to 48 live Ladbrokes Premiership matches every season, as well as the Premiership/Championship Play-offs, on its dedicated channel, Sky Sports Football. As well as […]

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