Sports


Football roundup: UEFA sets out Champions League comeback plans; LiveScore grabs Serie A and Primeira Liga rights; La Liga sees solid return

European football governing body UEFA has announced plans for the return of the continent’s top club football competition the Champions League. With leagues around Europe either scrambling to finish their seasons – eg. Germany and England – or being curtailed altogether – such as France and the Netherlands – the status of the Champions League […]

Europeans express preference for ad-supported sports streamers

A quarter of European sports fans would prefer an ad-supported platform over pay-per-view and subscription options. A new report from Rakuten Advertising found that 26% of Europeans would put an ad-supported VOD service over other media as a means of watching sport if it meant they wouldn’t have to pay a subscription fee. Of the […]

NENT Group and Sky Sports to resume billing customers in June

With sports events around Europe beginning to restart, both Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Sky have said that they will resume billing customers for their sports packages. Both NENT and Sky made moves to placate customers as the sports world ground to a halt in March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. NENT […]

NENT Group launches Viaplay sports package in Iceland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched its Viaplay sports package in Iceland.  Coinciding with the relaunch of the Bundesliga and NASCAR seasons, people in Iceland will now be able to stream those competitions along with a number of others (such as the Danish Superliga which will resume on May 28). The Viaplay sports package […]

Majority of Americans would opt for NFL pause rather than closed doors play

The majority of Americans would rather the NFL season not begin in September than be played behind closed doors. A new study by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University has found that 70% of Americans do not want the league to start should current social distancing measures remain in place through to […]

Sports update: Olympics could take place in summer 2021; Premier League reportedly reaches agreement for behind closed doors season wrap-up

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Sports Federations (IFs) are looking to reschedule the Tokyo games to a window between the Wimbledon and US Open tennis grand slams.  According to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, John Coates, the IOC coordination commission chair for Tokyo 2020 and president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), believes that […]

Portuguese club Benfica launches SVOD platform

League leaders Benfica have become the first Portuguese club to launch their own subscription OTT streaming platform. Launched with Insys Video Technologies the service is called Benfica Play. The platform will feature exclusive interviews with current and former players, behind-the-scenes footage and videos from the training ground. Benfica has also hired a dedicated digital video […]

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 […]

NBA launches NBA TV OTT service

US Basketball league the NBA has launched an OTT subscription service. The WarnerMedia-owned NBA TV, which was previously only available as a linear channel, will be available for US$6.99 per month or US$59.99 per year through NBA.com and the NBA app. It offers more than 100 out-of-market live games per season along with additional games […]

1 2 3 5