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.
Eight Premier League matches will be played in a new Saturday 19.45 kick-off time from the 2019-20 season.
The leading clubs in England’s Premier League have been thwarted in their attempt to secure a bigger share of overseas broadcasting agreements.
Sky’s chief operating officer has praised the work of the Premier League in combatting online piracy.
In the US, both Turner Broadcasting and NBC will be offering live football on a mix of traditional linear channels and OTT.
The Spanish National Police and Europol have successfully raided of one of the largest European illegal IPTV streaming businesses.
UK-based media company Perform Group has launched its OTT live sports portal DAZN (“Da Zone”) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.