The global TV market grew 2.9% in 2018, reaching 221 million units, due to a sales surge in the first half of the year as many consumers upgraded their TVs to watch the Football World Cup.
“Out of respect for the wishes of our partners, we will for the time being no longer show matches during the Saturday afternoon blackout period, ” said Eleven Sports in a statement.
Sports streaming service Eleven Sports is challenging the ban on televising live football games on Saturday afternoons in the UK.
Samsung Electronics Iberia and beIN Connect, the OTT platform of the Mediapro group, have announced the renewal of their partnership agreement to continue offering LaLiga football content in 4K – UHD quality for the 2018-2019 season.
Sports rights organisation IMG is launching Serie A Pass, a global OTT subscription service delivering live coverage of every game from the top Italian League in selected markets around the world.
Facebook has acquired the media rights of Spain’s top-division football championship, La Liga, for the Indian subcontinent.
Discovery is launching QuestOD, a catch-up and live streaming service for its free-to-air factual entertainment brands Quest and Quest Red in the UK.
The Spanish La Liga will be creating its own multi-sport OTT streaming service that will be offered free of charge to viewers.
In 2017 football, winter sports and local competitions have gathered large audiences in front of TV screens around the world.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will continue to screen the international matches of Germany’s national football team.