Media Notes: Modern Times Group Extends Champions League Media Rights
Modern Times Group announced it has prolonged its live media rights to Champions League football in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, from the '15-16 season through the '17-18 season. MTG is the first broadcaster in Europe to secure the Champions League media rights for this period (MTG). ... SingTel fiber broadband customers "will be able to watch the first Barclays Premier League match that kicks off on every Sunday for free on the telco's exPress Portal" (ASIA ONE, 10/31). ... The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the Japan Golf Association have launched a new Japanese Rules of Golf iPad and iPhone app featuring two of the country's leading golfers, Ryo Ishikawa and Hideki Matsuyama. The app is designed to give a guide to the rules of golf in the Japanese language and uses video footage, illustrations and images to explain the many different rules issues which can arise in a round of golf (R&A). ... EPL Sunderland and StreamAMG have launched a new online multimedia service, SAFSee. This is the EPL club's fourth video to be powered by the StreamAMG platform. The new SAFSee "opens up a whole host of content to Sunderland fans completely free of charge" (FC BUSINESS, 10/30).