Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Eleven Sports extends Belgium football reach with three new deals

Eleven Sports Belgium has secured a trio of new partnerships for its new ‘Home of Belgian football’ offering. The deals are with the Flemish public service broadcaster VRT and the satellite services Télésat and TV Vlaanderen. The former will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time – […]  More

Sky Germany to provide augmented stadium sound for Champions League and Europa League world feeds

UEFA has asked Sky Germany to generate augmented stadium sound for the TV coverage of the Champions League and Europa League final tournaments when they take place later this month. Sky had previously provided its viewers with a second freely selectable ‘fake crowd’ sound option when the Bundesliga was restarted without fans inside stadiums following […]  More

ITV extends exclusive free-to-air UK horse racing rights deal until 2023

ITV will continue as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of British horse racing until 2023, it has been announced. The commercial broadcaster, which has shown racing exclusively on free-to-air since 2017, has secured the rights to show nearly 100 days of racing each year for a further three years from 2021. The deal includes all the […]  More

Esports, women’s and local the focus as Eleven Sports expands content offering

Eleven Sports is adding three new content streams to its bouquet of sports streaming services as it celebrates five years in business. The OTT broadcaster, inaugurated in 2015, will launch Eleven Women, showcasing the best of women’s sport from around the world, Eleven Next, a dedicated offering for ‘local sport’, and Eleven Esports. Eleven Women […]  More

ITV picks up Bafta for Rugby World Cup final coverage

ITV Sport’s coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa has been bestowed a Bafta television award. The live broadcast from the International Stadium in Yokohama fought off competition from the ICC Cricket World Cup Final Production Team (Sky Sports, Sunset+Vine and ICC TV) as well as the 2019 Women’s […]  More

Badminton Europe adds OTT platform after extending Sportradar agreement

Badminton Europe (BEC), the governing body for international Badminton tournaments in Europe, has added an OTT platform to its output after extending its agreement with the sports betting and sports entertainment products and services company Sportradar. The multi-year agreement adds to the betting and broadcast partnership that has been in place since 2015 and sees […]  More