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YouTube TV seals carriage agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone

Youtube TV has struck a new carriage agreement with the NFL that will see subscribers of the Google-owned American streaming service have access to...

BT Sport acquires rights to broadcast sim-racing competition V10 R-League

BT Sport has acquired the rights to broadcast the new V10 R-League, a sim-racing esports competition created by Gfinity and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management...

Premier League terminates Chinese media-rights partnerships

The Premier League has announced the termination of its £564m media-rights agreement with Chinese broadcasters with immediate effect. The Chinese TV deal was well documented...

Paris 2024 Paralympic Games names Channel 4 as TV rights holder

Channel 4 has been awarded UK television rights to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games following an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee. Since replacing the...

Premier League seeks to air behind-closed-door games with 3pm blackout suspended

With Premier League matches still to be played behind-closed-doors, the FA has confirmed that the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout will not be imposed...

BT Sport makes UEFA Women’s Champions League Final free-to-air

BT Sport has announced that the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final on August 30 will be made available for free as part of the...

EFL agrees Sky Sports streaming partnership for non-televised matches

Following a deal with Sky Sports, the EFL will implement a flexible framework to ensure that fans of the Championship, League 1 and League...

Report: UK fans in favour of watching sports exclusively on streaming...

According to a report by live video production company Grabyo, 59 per cent of UK sport fans have stated they would watch sport exclusively...

Empire Play: The challenges with esports broadcasting in the Middle East

Broadcast and media rights for esports has become an ever-changing topic in recent years, with platforms such as Twitch and Youtube striking exclusive streaming...

Eleven Sports Portugal secures UEFA Women’s Champions League broadcasting rights

Eleven Sports Portugal has acquired broadcast rights to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, starting with this week’s quarter finals which...