Featured Story

Sky Sports Surrenders La Liga Rights To BT Sport After Spending £11M For Each EPL Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 03 / 15

A further sign that Sky Sports "massively overspent" in paying £11M a match for its Premier League coverage is the fact it "ceded the Spanish football contract to arch-rivals BT Sport without a fight," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Sky "made a far bigger first-round offer...

Read More

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

More Stories

03/03/15
BBC, Sky Offer To Host FIFA Debate

The BBC and Sky have "invited the four candidates" for the FIFA presidency to take part in a live TV debate, according to James Gill of the RADIO TIMES. FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his three rival candidates -- FIFA VP Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Dutch FA President Michael van Praag and ...

Tags: Media

03/02/15
More Than 3.5M Watch Ski Jumping Event

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded more than three-and-a-half million viewers for its ski jumping coverage on Saturday afternoon," according to Robert Meyer of QUOTENMETER. The men's team competition at the 2015 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships attracted 3.56 million viewers, despite the Germ ...

Tags: Media, Europe

03/02/15
BCCI Awards U.S. IPL Rights To ESPN

he Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has awarded the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for the US market to Walt Disney-owned sportscaster ESPN. The dominant sportscaster in the US has been awarded the rights at a total fee of $12.4 million for three years until 2017. The BCCI had ...

Tags: Media, India, North America

03/02/15
Capital One To Provide Live Replays Of Cup Final

Capital One "is going to provide football fans with live replays during and after its cup final on Sunday as part of a Twitter Amplify campaign," according to Gurjit Degun of CAMPAIGN LIVE. The replays of the game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur "will come from the @SkyFootball Twitter account ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

02/27/15
Ladbrokes Fans Take On Digital Role

Deep in the suburbs of northwest London, a roomful of young sports enthusiasts "holds the key to the future of Ladbrokes’ growing online business," according to Claer Barrett of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The 40-strong team of web designers, publishers and writers "have one thing in common." Ladbrok ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

02/27/15
IOC Plans Year-Round Television Channel

Concerned about an aging TV audience for the Games, Olympic authorities "are working on a channel aimed at young people," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. The proposal "was first made" in '94 by IOC President Thomas Bach.  IOC execs in December agreed to spend $600M over seven years on the ...

Tags: Media

02/27/15
NAB Challenge Web Blackout Angers Fans

The Australian Football League "left several of its clubs baffled and frustrated by an edict preventing them from broadcasting the six NAB Challenge matches that are not being televised over the next month," according to Warwick Green of the HERALD SUN. A record 21 (of 27) preseason matches "will be ...

Tags: Media, Australia

02/27/15
Channel Ten Puts Netball On Free-To-Air

In a "ground-breaking deal for sports broadcasting, Channel Ten has effectively been paid -- by Netball Australia's sponsors -- to put broadcasts of the sport on free-to-air television," according to Jake Niall of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Ten "struck a two-year deal to broadcast netball's nationa ...

Tags: Media, Australia

02/27/15
Media Notes

The "most anticipated" clash of the Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 "created Indian television history" as 288 million viewers (TAM data CS4+ extrapolated to the universe using a standard conversion factor) tuned in to watch India take on Pakistan on Feb. 15. The game "was the most watc ...

Tags: Media, Europe

02/26/15
Eurosport Reveals MotoGP Coverage Plans

Pan-European sports network Eurosport "has revealed details about its coverage plans of MotoGP in Germany starting this season," according to Timo Niemeier of DWDL. Eurosport's sister channel DMAX will also benefit from the motorcycle broadcast rights. DMAX will broadcast the season-opening race on ...

Tags: Media, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug