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Sky’s renewal of the exclusive live rights to the English Football League and the stronger grip it has taken on the rights to the Scottish Professional Football League – to add to its dominance of Pre…

The value of the English Premier League’s short-form content has rallied a little since the last sales cycle but still remains well down on its peak value over a decade ago.

Eleven Sports’ decision to break one of the golden rules of UK sports broadcasting – the ‘3pm blackout’ – has created a legal quandary that could result in it being scrapped altogether. Eleve

Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland for the next three years, paying a lower minimum guarantee than its predecessor BT

The Premier League’s 20 clubs are unconcerned about the small drop in the value of their domestic live rights in the next cycle, following deals this month with BT and Amazon that brought the protracted sales process to a close.

BT Sport is set to show cricket’s Indian Premier League after Sky Sports opted not to broadcast the 2019 edition of the Twenty20 tournament.

US media company Amazon said on Thursday it will turn to BT Sport and its production partner Sunset+Vine to produce its package of 20 live English Premier League games per season acquired for UK broadcast…

BT Sport has agreed a deal to televise new boxing format Ultimate Boxxer across its pay-television, YouTube and BoxNation channels

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has struck an exclusive carriage deal with Premier Sports in Ireland, allowing the former to show every English Premier League game slated for live broadcast from next season

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Strong competition in Ireland has helped Uefa seal a big increase for its club competition rights, as commercial broadcaster TV3 fell just short in its attempt to acquire all the rights on offer.

Telco BT will pay an increase of about 140 per cent to keep hold of exclusive MotoGP media rights in the UK and Ireland.

After successive 70-per-cent rises in the last two cycles there were only two sets of circumstances in which the Premier League was likely to secure another increase in the value of its domestic live rights.

Media commentators will debate whether the 36-per-cent increase the English Football League secured for its rights from Sky is a great result, a disappointment, or something in between.

BoxNation’s carriage and simulcast deal with BT Sport has been further enhanced after the two broadcasters acquired rights to the middleweight world title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saúl Álvarez – the partnership’s first major acquisition since it began in February.

European Professional Club Rugby increased the value of its media rights in France by about 50 per cent late last month from deals with beIN Sports and France Télévisions.

UK telco BT told TV Sports Markets this week it is “well-placed” to monetise its huge investment in rights to Uefa’s Champions League and Europa League.

Interview with Andy Haworth, BT Consumer’s head of strategy, on the telco’s renewal of Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

To secure an increase in the value of its domestic media rights, the English Football League must make pay-television operator Sky believe it is facing real competition and enable the bigger clubs to control their own digital services in a way that neither erodes Sky’s exclusivity nor upsets the smaller clubs.

Mike Kiernan reviews UK viewing highlights between Monday 21st November and Sunday 4th December. Please note that data for BT Sport 1 is currently not available between Monday 28th November and Sunday 4th December.

Will Partington, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for motorcycling’s MotoGP World Championship in selected European markets.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, highlights some UK television audiences in the period between Monday 7th November and Sunday 20th November

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, highlights some UK television audiences in the period between Monday 24th October and Sunday 6th November

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, highlights some UK television audiences in the period between Monday 3rd October and Sunday 23rd October

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, highlights some UK television audiences in the period between Monday 19th September and Sunday 2nd October.