Premier League

FIC launching Fox Sports Channel in Italy

Fox International Channels has secured a slew of rights for a new Fox Sports channel it will launch in Italy later this year. FIC will launch the service in August and has secured a raft of premium football rights including English FA Cup and Premier League as well as games from Spain’s top divisions. FIC […]

Disney looks at exiting ESPN UK

Disney has confirmed that it is looking at pulling out of its UK-based sport channel ESPN.     The media giant is already on the record as considering exiting a number of international markets as a result of the growing costs of acquiring live sporting rights and on an analyst call yesterday, CFO James Rasulo […]

Canal+ acquires exclusive Premier League rights

French premium broadcaster Canal+ has acquired exclusive rights to the Premier League, the top English soccer division. The three-season deal kicks in later this year and give the French pay TV company rights to all televised games from the English league. Canal+ already has rights to the top French league, Ligue 1 as well as […]