Sports


RRsat appoints European sports and live events exec

Israel-based satellite services provider, RRsat Global Communications Network, has appointed Luca Marinoni as its new head of sports and live events for its European division. Marinoni joins RRsat Europe from sports rights company MP & Silva and brings 15 years of experience in the broadcast and media rights sector. Based in West London, he will lead RRsat […]

Microsoft signs Xbox One live sports deal with tech firm NeuLion

Online video technology firm NeuLion has signed a multi-year deal with Microsoft to support the streaming of live- and on-demand sports content to Xbox One games consoles. Neulion said it will deliver live 24/7 linear channels, stats data, and on-demand content to Xbox One consoles, with Microsoft licensing its NeuLion Sports Platform. Video will be […]

BBC claims most-watched UK sports broadcaster title

The BBC claims it was the most-watched sports broadcaster in the UK last year, despite only showing 2% of sport on television. Based on internal BBC stats from its marketing and audiences division, the broadcaster claimed it notched up 40% of all sports viewing last year compared to second place Sky Sports with 31% – […]

Eurosport agrees SNTV sports news deal

Broadcaster Eurosport has signed a three-year deal with sports video news agency SNTV, which will provide digital and TV broadcast content for Eurosport’s international channels. Eurosport will use the material for its daily sports news bulletins and regular magazine shows, as well as for its digital portfolio of websites and apps. SNTV is a joint […]

Blinkx partners with REV New Media

Internet media platform Blinkx has partnered with web video producer REV New Media to add sports and cooking clips.  The two channels – sports channel The Fumble and recipe channel The Savory – are available now on Blinkx, with the firm due to share ad revenue with REV. “Sports and recipe clips are consistently popular […]

Roskomnadzor opens applications for vacant second multiplex slot

Russian regulator Roskomnadzor is to invite applications to take a vacant slot on the country’s second digital-terrestrial multiplex after state-owned broadcaster RTR unexpectedly withdrew its Sport channel from the platform, according to local reports. According to Roskomnadzor, the new channel must air round the clock free-to-air and carry a minimum of 55% Russian produced programming. […]

Japan’s NTV takes SES capacity for European sports events

Satellite operator SES has secured a contract with Japanese commercial broadcaster Nippon Television Network (NTV) for capacity on the Astra 3B satellite to deliver live broadcasts of sporting event sin Europe.  The capacity contracted was utilised for the contribution of the World Wrestling Championship 2013 in Budapest, the Japan-Serbia football match and the Japan-Belarus football […]

Thuuz Sports launches on Google Glass

Mobile and connected TV sports service Thuuz is launching a version of its app on Google Glass – the search giant’s web-connected glasses product.  Thuuz said the new service is designed to alert Glass owners to trending games in their favourite sports as well as score updates for specific teams. “Today there’s an abundance of […]

Perform renews Premier League web clip deal

Digital sports media firm Perform has renewed its deal with the Premier League to produce and distribute football clips and highlights for the web and mobile devices. The three-year global licensing deal will see Perform produce “near-live” highlights, previews and round-up clip packages, as well as a white label mobile and tablet app. Perform will […]

Sky to offer day of free sport

BskyB has announced that it will offer live coverage from the first day of this year’s Premier League football season for free, as competition heats up with its new sports rival BT. Sky said that programmes from Sky Sports 1 will replace the regular programming on Sky 2 – which is available on Sky and […]