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709, 2019

DAZN challenges SKY for Bundesliga rights

September 7th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

The head of the OTT company DAZN, Thomas de Buhr, said that the company will raise its offer for the next Bundesliga rights cycle. He declared: “You can see that we are serious, you can see that we can do it. We will take a close look at the rights packages as soon as they are officially advertised and then [...]

609, 2019

Sky Sports rule out UK La Liga TV rights

September 6th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

Sky Sports had been the long-term home of Spanish football in the UK but lost the rights last summer, when Eleven Sports signed a three-year contract. However, the subscription-based online service failed to gain enough members by December, meaning that the rights were auctioned once more this season. “We have no plans to offer Spanish Football via our Channels,” Sky confirmed via [...]

409, 2019

The News Media Coalition’s 2019 Annual General Assembly in Berlin

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , , |

Members of the News Media Coalition and invited guest will assemble at the Axel Springer Berlin Offices between the 12-13 September for the 2019 Annual General Assembly. Those attending will take part in a wide range of talks and presentations where the NMC’s activities for 2019 will be discussed and a roadmap for future activities will be developed. Adding [...]

208, 2019

Australian Inquiry Into Digital Platform Market Power Points to Journalism Boost

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

The year and a half long inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the market dominance and business practices of Google and Facebook have led to concrete recommendations designed to support and strengthen the Australian independent news media: taxpayer funding for local journalism and media literacy organisations and tax breaks for donations to not-for-profit organisations engaging in public-interest [...]

108, 2019

Football leagues join forces to condemn beoutQ

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

FIFA, AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, the Premier League and Lega Serie A have made a joint statement criticising the activities of beoutQ in Saudi Arabia. "We, the rights holders of various football competitions, collectively condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing theft of our intellectual property by the pirate broadcaster known as “beoutQ” and call on the authorities [...]

1507, 2019

Senior UK politicians stand up for media freedom

July 15th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

Please find below some extracts from Jeremy Wright’s speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London: Media freedom is not a Western but a universal value. At its best, a free media both protects society from the abuse of power and helps release the full potential of a nation. The strongest safeguard against the dark side of [...]