The UK’s Premier League will return to German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland in the coming season.
The Premier League has confirmed it will take action against a ‘pirate’ Saudi Arabian broadcaster that has been relaying its matches without permission.
On 19 July 2018, Justice Arnold granted an order that will require the UK’s major internet service providers to block servers that host illegal streams of the Premier League’s matches.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will transmit selected live sports coverage from streaming portal DAZN via satellite for Sky sports bars in Germany and Austria.
The owner and operator of a pirate streaming service, and supplier of illicit streaming devices that provided illegal access to Premier League football, has been jailed for five years and three months.
Facebook is in talks to secure the rights to the Premier League in four south East Asian countries, reports Bloomberg.
Sky and BT have between them been awarded five of the seven packages in the Premier League UK TV rights round for 2019/20-2021/22 at a total bidding price of £4.464 billion.
An eBay seller of pre-loaded Kodi boxes has agreed to pay the Premier League £18,000 and stop selling the pirate devices.
The Dutch District Court in The Hague has ordered internet hosting provider Ecatel to stop providing any services that facilitate the viewing of illegal streams of Premier League football, and could face a fine of up to €1.5 million if it refuses to do so.
Sky and BT are “very likely” to face competition from Amazon in the new Premier League rights auction, according to a leading analyst.