Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen "has reached an agreement with BT Sport to show the home leg of their third round Europa League match against Real Sociedad on Thursday."
All tickets for the match at Pittodrie "were sold" on Tuesday and the Dons "have agreed to allow the channel to broadcast the match live" (Aberdeen PRESS AND JOURNAL, 8/5
). ... Portugal Telecom, Nos and Controlinveste confirmed that the Portuguese Competition Authority "rejected their plan for joint ownership of pay-TV service Sport TV." The three partners said that "they will consider the consequences and still see their participation in Sport TV as a way to ensure the resources necessary to develop the market for sports content" (TELECOM PAPER, 8/5
). ... The Premier League and EA Sports extended their existing agreement until the end of the '18-19 season and the deal now incorporates the sponsorship of the League’s Goal Decision System. The new agreement will showcase the Premier League in EA Sports FIFA 15 as well as the integration of broadcast-quality graphics, audio and commentary (EPL
). ... Fox Sports Taiwan closed a deal with Chinese Professional Baseball League team Uni-Lions, "scoring the rights to broadcast all its home games" against the Lamigo-Monkeys for the rest of the current season. The agreement, which started Wednesday, "marks the first time" that CPBL games will air on Fox Sports (WORLD SCREEN, 8/6
). ... Octoshape announced that the Automobile Club of Germany (AvD) has selected its partner Deutsche Telekom and "LiveStream Perform," powered by Octoshape, as a live streaming solution for the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix in Nürburgring. The cloud-based video streaming solution will be leveraged for the live and on-demand streaming of five TV channels to connected devices globally (Octoshape