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909, 2019

Sky New Zealand and BeIN new football channel

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

Sky New Zealand has signed a four-year agreement with the Qatar-based BeIN Sports to launch of a co-branded channel on Sky NZ. The channel will broadcast a range of football coverage, including Europe’s two main club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as well as the 2020 UEFA European Championship national team tournament. In addition, the channel will [...]

809, 2019

Transfer spending increases across Europe despite Premier League downturn

September 8th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

The net spends of teams from England's Premier League fell to its lowest level since 2015, despite its record-level television rights deals. Premier League clubs net spend was only £575 million, the lowest in four years. Europe's 'big five' leagues in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany combined to spend a record £5 billion on transfer fees during the summer [...]

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 [...]