BT Sport (UK)
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.
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.
Production company Sunset+Vine has secured a new four-year deal with UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport, extending a partnership that began in 2013.
UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has renewed an agreement for rights to boxing events organised by promoter Frank Warren, which will include British heavyweight fighter Tyson Fury’s comeback fight in June.
UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has extended a rights deal with the British Speedway Promoters’ Association and also claimed a world-first with a trial broadcast of a Uefa Champions League football match in High Definition High Dynamic Range (HD HDR) direct to mobile.
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.
UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has retained the bulk of live domestic rights to the English Premier League, with the award of contracts signifying a reversal in the trend of sky-rocketing fees from recent tenders, albeit with two packages left on the table.