The return of the Premier League to Sky Sports has given the broadcaster its most watched match in over three years.
Sky has reached a series of agreements with sports rights bodies that will cut its expenditure as the broadcaster looks to offset losses after coronavirus hit its live schedules.
beIN Media Group has signed Sky Sports commercial director Richard Verow as its chief sports officer.
Long serving Sky Sports executive Barney Francis is to depart the Comcast-owned broadcaster later this year.
BT Sport is facing stiff competition to hold onto its exclusive Champions League rights with ITV and Sky both expected to table bids ahead of Monday’s deadline.
Sky has agreed an exclusive channel distribution partnership with Premier Sports that will allow it to offer every televised Premier League game in Ireland.
The English Football League has signed a new 5-year, £595 million, deal with Sky Sports for its domestic football rights, but despite a 35% uplift in fees still faces a backlash from clubs.
Sky has added more rights to its already extensive collection of packages to the English Premier League.
Sky is stepping up its fight against illegal use of its live sports coverages in pubs across the UK and Ireland with two more sentences as a result.
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.