Match-choice restrictions placed by Spain’s LaLiga on the free-to-air package in its UK and Ireland rights tenders for the 2019-22 cycle may limit interest from broadcasters, according to industry experts spoken to by SportBusiness Media.
Amazon secured Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour rights in the UK for the 2020-23 cycle with a bid nearly 60 per cent higher than incumbent pay-television broadcaster BT Sport's current fee, SportBusiness Media understands, as the tech and ecommerce giant moves to establish a dominant position in UK tennis broadcasting.
UK telecoms operator BT has, for the first time, made its pay-television BT Sport channels available on a monthly basis without a contract
BT Sport has agreed a deal to televise new boxing format Ultimate Boxxer across its pay-television, YouTube and BoxNation channels
Sky and BT have extended and expanded an agreement through which the rival UK pay-television broadcasters share content across each other’s platforms.
The English Premier League has been granted an order by the UK’s High Court that will allow it to disrupt and block illegal streams of its football matches for the duration of the 2018-19 season.