Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

FA Cup Final 2019: BT Sport trials live 8K virtual reality experience

BT Sport used last weekend’s FA Cup Final at Wembley to test a new live 8K virtual reality experience delivered to mobile handsets. Working with Blackmagic Design cameras and switchers for the production and using Tiledmedia’s encoding technology and app, the broadcaster covered the game live, using two camera rigs, providing 100 individual testers with […]  More

DAZN snaps up rights to MLS and the Copa del Rey

DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming service, has picked up the broadcast TV rights to Major League Soccer (MLS) in six international markets. Starting with immediate effect, DAZN will screen MLS exclusively in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, where it has the right to show every match. The media rights have also been […]  More

Premier League extends PLP deal with IMG

The Premier League has come to a new agreement with IMG that will see the two organisations continue to work together to operate Premier League Productions (PLP) for the next three seasons. PLP produces and distributes all of the Premier League’s international programming, including the broadcasting of all 380 Premier League matches. Under the new […]  More

Channel 4 picks up 2019 Cricket World Cup highlights rights

Channel 4 will broadcast coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on TV and online after picking up highlights rights in a sub-licensing agreement. The deal will see action from every game shown free-to-air on the public service broadcaster’s main channel with programmes also being available to watch again on the All 4 on-demand […]  More

BBC Sport wins sport BAFTA for World Cup coverage

BBC Sport’s coverage of the World Cup 2018 quarter-final between England and Sweden was named best sports programme at Sunday’s BAFTA Television Awards. The corporation’s production from Russia in June last year was victorious in a category that also included its own rugby and Winter Olympics coverage. The other BBC Sport nominations were for Scotland […]  More

DAZN launches in Brazil with broad rights portfolio that includes football, boxing and motorsports

DAZN, the live and on-demand streaming sports service, has officially launched in Brazil, providing sports fans access to both domestic and international competitions. The content line-up includes a range of sports but football is a key component of the offering. The tournaments and leagues that DAZN will show are the local CONMEBOL Sudamericana and Campeonato […]  More