Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

ITV to show live LaLiga matches for free

LaLiga has reached an agreement with UK broadcaster ITV that will see weekly highlights and a live fixture from each matchday shown on the free-to-air channel ITV4. The agreement started with Sunday’s game between Levante and Real Madrid (24 February 2019). The move follows another UK and Ireland deal, announced last week, that gives Premier Sports […]  More

Premier Sports snaps up LaLiga rights

Premier Sports has secured rights to show Spain’s LaLiga in the UK and will air four games per round across its Premier Sports 1 and 2 channels. The broadcaster will also show the weekly magazine programmes LaLiga World and the LaLiga Show, as well as a weekly highlights show. The OTT streaming service Eleven Sports also […]  More

Italy’s Rai to start 8K broadcasts in time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Italian public service broadcaster Rai will begin broadcasting 4K and 8K content from next year,  starting with the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The announcement was made at a conference called “Open access, for free access to scientific research” at the Sala del Cenacolo of the Chamber of Deputies in Rome this week. During the […]  More

Tyson Fury fights to be shown live on BT Sport and ESPN

Fights featuring British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury will be shown live on ESPN and BT Sport after the lineal champion’s promoter Frank Warren agreed a multi-year, multiple fight contract with the two broadcasters. Warren, working alongside Bob Arum’s Top Rank, will push Fury’s fights in the US on ESPN. BT Sport will show his bouts in […]  More

FI returns to Sky Germany after one-year hiatus

Formula 1 has agreed a new two-year deal with Sky Deutschland that will see the German broadcaster show all F1 Grand Prix weekends live in Germany and Austria for seasons 2019 and 2020. The move, which also includes German-language rights in Switzerland, follows a one-year hiatus that saw Sky Deutschland withdraw from Formula 1 stating that it […]  More

Eleven Sports secures carriage deals in Portugal

Eleven Sports has secured long-term distribution agreements with all four TV operators in Portugal, allowing the live sports streaming service to be made available in 3.9m homes. The deal sees Eleven Sports carried on Altice, NOS, Nowo and Vodafone from tonight (12 February) coinciding with the start of the UEFA Champions League last 16. Marc Watson, […]  More