Eurosport gains more cycling coverage

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Sep 152017
 
Eurosport gains more cycling coverage Eurosport is cementing its position as the home of cycling following the acquisition of more broadcast rights. A new four year deal with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has been announced, starting immediately and running until the end of 2020, will see Eurosport broadcast every [...]

Freesat adds premium entertainment and sports

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Sep 152017
 
Freesat adds premium entertainment and sports Freesat users will now be able to optionally add access to a number of premium channels following the announcement of a tie-up with TVPlayer. TVPlayer’s Plus service, available via the Freesat on-demand section, will give viewers the opportunity to access channels including MTV, Comedy Central, Lifetime, Nat Geo, Nickelodeon, [...]

Skys new EFL deal means more games

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Sep 122017
 
Skys new EFL deal means more games Sky has signed a deal worth £600 million that will see all midweek English Football League matches available to stream. The new agreement means that from the start of the 2019/20 season, Sky Sports Football will show up to 183 matches exclusively live each year in the Sky [...]

Sky launches Spanish streaming service

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Sep 122017
 
Sky launches Spanish streaming service Sky has launched a new streaming service for the Spanish market, in the competition against the already well-known offers from Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Movistar, and Wuaki. The new service offers a selection of Spanish pay-TV channels, TV series and on demand movies. It’s priced at €10 a month with marketing [...]

Fox News removed from Sky UK

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Aug 292017
 
Fox News removed from Sky UK Fox News has been withdrawn from the Sky UK pay TV service. The removal of Fox News on Sky was officially explained as being a commercial move, with the channel’s distribution in the UK no longer being viable, according to 21st Century Fox. The channel has reportedly only around [...]

New free sports channel Free Sports coming soon

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Aug 232017
 
FreeSports, the new free-to-air sports channel launching soon, has confirmed further details about its service. The channel, being launched by the people behind Premier Sports and the former Setanta UK service, has confirmed it will appear to viewers on Freesat channel 252, in addition to the previously announced slots on Sky 424 and Freeview / [...]

New free sports channel Free Sports coming soon

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Aug 232017
 
FreeSports, the new free-to-air sports channel launching soon, has confirmed further details about its service. The channel, being launched by the people behind Premier Sports and the former Setanta UK service, has confirmed it will appear to viewers on Freesat channel 252, in addition to the previously announced slots on Sky 424 and Freeview / [...]

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor – where to watch

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Aug 132017
 
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor – where to watch Saturday, August 26, 2017 T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in an unprecedented event that takes place Saturday, August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in [...]

Sky EPG due for major shuffle in early 2018

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Aug 122017
 
Sky EPG due for major shuffle in early 2018 Sky is set for a major revamp of the channels on its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Following consultation with broadcasters and other stakeholders (and probably online forums!), the changes are set for early 2018 The current EPG has a very mixed channel numbering system, with a [...]

Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal

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Aug 092017
 
Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal Sky is set to retain the rights to the Football League in a blockbuster bidding battle with BT that has seen the price as much as double to £180m a season. The Football League is understood to have entered into exclusive talks with Sky [...]

Sky confirms Spanish OTT plans for end of 2017

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Aug 082017
 
Sky confirms Spanish OTT plans for end of 2017 Sky is to move ahead with a direct to consumer service for the Spanish market. The long-anticipated OTT platform will launch before the end of 2017. “We intend to launch a simple and affordable OTT service in Spain, the Eurozone’s fourth largest economy and the market [...]

Amazon takes APT Tennis rights from Sky

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Aug 082017
 
Amazon takes APT Tennis rights from Sky Tennis fans will now need an Amazon Prime subscription for full access to top flight men’s tennis. Internet giant Amazon has snapped the rights to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Masters 500 events from around the world, starting from 2019. The current broadcasting deal is with [...]

CBS Drama channel number change on Sky

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Aug 082017
 
CBS Drama channel number change on Sky CBS Drama has a new channel number on Sky. And ITVBe takes over its previous channel number, 149. Effective 1st August, CBS Drama has moved from Sky channel 149 to channel 269, at the foot of the Entertainment section of Sky’s EPG, putting it behind numerous +1 channels [...]

BBC announces free-to-air US PGA coverage

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Aug 082017
 
BBC announces free-to-air US PGA coverage BBC Sport has announced coverage details for this year’s US PGA Championships. The BBC won the US PGA rights, previously owned by Sky, bringing live golf back to free to air TV. This may come as a blow to Sky, who probably did not even bid for the rights, [...]