Sports


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 […]

Ofcom backs Sky in sports ad dispute

UK regulator Ofcom has ruled that BSkyB has not breached its broadcast code in refusing to carry ads for BT’s new rival sports channels.  Following a complaint lodged by BT earlier this year, Ofcom said today that Sky was not in breach of its code on the prevention of undue discrimination between broadcast advertisers. In […]