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Sports streamers: a long road ahead

As new sports streaming services such as DAZN and Eleven Sports aggressively seek out rights and push traditional players to innovate, how is the market responding and measuring success? Ross Biddiscombe investigates It is a time of immense disruption in the sports streaming market. Almost every day there is either more content being made available […]

Twitter announces live content deals

Twitter has announced a raft of live-streamed content deals across sports, news and entertainment at its first-ever Digital Content NewFronts presentation. Twitter unveiled details of a dozen new collaborations at the New York Event in a move that will bring new, exclusive and original live programming to the service. “We could not be prouder of […]

Eurosport offers online NBA bundle

Eurosport has struck a deal to offer bundled online access to Eurosport content and live NBA basketball matches. In the coming weeks, viewers in a number of European countries will be able to buy the combined offering of Eurosport Player and NBA League Pass at a discounted rate, giving them mobile, tablet and computer access […]

Pay TV outshines piracy in MENA

Piracy remains a major problem in the Middle East and North Africa, despite the many efforts to eradicate it. Digital TV Research principal analyst Simon Murray showcases the latest data and forecasts relating to piracy and the wider pay TV market in the MENA region. According to the latest Digital TV Middle East & North […]

Starz making comedy with basketball star Lebron James

US cable net Starz is making Survivor’s Remorse, a half-hour comedy series starring NBA star Lebron James. James, who plays for the Miami Heat, will exec produce the show along with Tom Werner, the ex ABC programming exec and Casey Werner cofounder who launched series including Mork and Mindy and who is now chairman of […]

Viasat slam dunks NBA deal

MTG’s Nordic pay TV broadcaster Viasat has signed a deal with US basketball association the NBA to bring matches to Russia, the CIS and Georgia. The Viasat Sport East channel will broadcast up to five regular season games each week along with major NBA events including the NBA All-Star, the complete Eastern and Western Conference […]