“Global piracy will burst media rights ‘bubble’,” according to beIN Media Group’s CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly, speaking at this week’s Leaders Week Sport Business Summit in London, warning the audience that the “glorious media rights bubble” is about to burst.
The Streaming Wars: Sports Report, a new survey by US-based Phenix and research firm YouGov found that sports viewers anticipate all sorts of problems with live streams.
Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub will launch a free-to-air sports channel in July 2017.
Ooyala’s Q3 2016 Global Video Index shows that viewers in Europe, particularly Great Britain, watch more online sports content via mobile than those in the rest of the world.
Following the removal of the encryption of Sky Sport News HD in December 2016, German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will increase its freely available offer through a sports portal on the internet.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will build a sports programming broadcast centre next to its corporate headquarters in Unterföhring near Munich.
Dutch cable operator Ziggo will launch is ‘free’ sports channel on November 12.
German commercial general interest channel Sat.1 has launched a subscription-based streaming portal for fighting sports fans.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired minority shareholdings in global online sports portals EverSport and 90min.com.
Roman Steuer, currently managing director of German sports news channel Sky Sport News HD, will take over responsibility for the whole sports segment of pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland as executive vice president from September 1, 2015.