Quote of the Day

"This could mean that BT and Sky can take their foot off the accelerator."
-- Ampere Analysis Dir Richard Broughton, on how BT and Sky's deal to share content could impact bidding for Premier League rights. (LONDON GUARDIAN, 12/15)
Monday December 18, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 132 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • United Front

    One of the "most brutal battles" in the U.K. TV market was resolved after BT and Sky "struck a deal to carry each other's content," according to Nic Fildes of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The reciprocal agreement means BT can offer Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and Sky Atlantic directly to its customers, while Sky can sell BT Sport. It comes ahead of the next auction for Premier League rights, due in February, "which will pit BT and Sky against each other for broadcasting rights."

  • Losing Value

    Newcastle United sale talks held up by relegation concerns.

  • On The Marquee

    Crystal Palace considers naming rights deal to fund stadium upgrade.

  • Rejection Letter

    UEFA rejects AC Milan request for exemption on FFP rules.

  • Island Life

    Jamaica Football Federation signs kit deal with Umbro.

  • Off The Hook

    EU agrees to exclude football leagues from copyright reform.

  • Road Trips

    ARLC chair says NRL will play matches in U.S. in "one to two years."

  • Waiting Game

    NRL's Sea Eagles get more time to formulate salary cap response.

  • Empty Seats

    A-League crowds dwindling, but execs expect summer turnaround.

  • Put On Hold

    Auckland stadium plan "up in the air" after council freezes development.

  • Paid Back

    Irish government restores €300,000 in funding to Olympic Council.

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