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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.

Ofcom will be fighting a lonely battle in trying to convince the Premier League to make all of its matches available for live broadcast in the UK.

The UK’s Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, has said she is “minded to” refer US media company 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of pan-European pay-television broadcast group Sky to UK media watchdog Ofcom after the parties involved issued formal notification of the merger to the European Commission.

UK media watchdog Ofcom has dropped its investigation into the rights-sales model for football’s English Premier League.

UK media regulator Ofcom is analysing a proposed deal that would result in international sports broadcaster Eurosport becoming the first commercial entity to televise live coverage in the UK of the Wimbledon tennis grand slam.

UK pay-television operator Virgin Media has stepped up its claim for UK media regulator Ofcom to allow more games from football’s English Premier League to be broadcast live on television by releasing research detailing that the majority of fans want access to further coverage of matches.