Sports


US$4.5 billion sports highlights market dominated by YouTube viewing

YouTube has overtaken Facebook as the most popular social platform for viewing sports highlights, with this standalone market estimated at being worth up to US$4.5 billion. According to a new study from Ring Digital, 53% of Americans use YouTube as a regular way of watching sports highlights compared to 45% who use Facebook. This is […]

Stefano Domenicali appointed F1 CEO with Carey to become non-executive chairman

Stefano Domenicali has been appointed as the new president and CEO of F1. Domenicali, the former principal of Ferrari’s F1 team between 2008-2014, will replace Chase Carey from January who himself will become F1’s non-executive chairman. It marks the Italian’s return to the sport, having spent the past four years behind the wheel of Lamborghini. […]

Amazon reveals extensive summer slate of live Tennis broadcasting

Amazon has announced a summer schedule of tennis broadcasting as sports continues to mount a comeback in a post-lockdown world. Coverage will start with the 31st Palermo Ladies Open WTA event from August 3, followed by the WTA and ATP tour Western & Southern Open in New York from August 22. The summer will be […]

Twitch launches sports channel with backing from Real Madrid and Juventus

Amazon’s game streaming platform Twitch has announced the launch of a dedicated sports content channel in partnership with a number of top football clubs. The streamer has signed deals with newly crowned Spanish champions Real Madrid, along with Serie A leaders Juventus, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and English FA Cup finalists Arsenal. All of […]

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 […]

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