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Sky Sports nets exclusive UK and Ireland Bundesliga rights

Sky Sports has enhanced its broadcasting portfolio of major international tournaments, signing an exclusive four-year contract with the German Bundesliga. Announced on the company’s website, the agreement will see Sky provide live coverage of ‘the premium fixture of each weekend’ every Saturday on Sky Sports Football at 5.30pm, whilst additional coverage will feature Sky Sports linear and digital verticals, including …

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Dana Strong takes the lead as new Sky CEO

Comcast has named Dana Strong as the new CEO of Sky following the announcement that incumbent Jeremy Darroch is vacating the position. Strong’s most recent position was President of Consumer Services at Comcast, the American media giant which acquired Sky for £30.5 billion in 2018. In her new role she will report directly to the company’s CEO Brian L Roberts. …

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European TV & Sports rocked by Comcast £30 billion takeover of Sky

The landscape of European media and sports is set to be disrupted, as this weekend US telecoms and entertainment giant Comcast won the blind-bid to take majority control of Sky Plc. Tabling a £29.7 billion offer at £17.29 per share, Comcast won the blind auction for Sky hosted by the UK Takeover Panel, completing European Media’s biggest ever acquisition. Led …

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FanDuel & DraftKings revise future options for a changing US sports market

The two leading players in the US daily fantasy sports (DFS) market, FanDuel and DraftKings are reported to be assessing their future enterprise options. Last week US news source Axios detailed that New York and Edinburgh based FanDuel was in advanced discussions to ‘go public’, reviewing a potential ‘reverse merger’ with special investment vehicle Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. Platinum Eagle …

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FanDuel & DraftKings fast track merger plans

US tech news sources are reporting that FanDuel and DraftKings are fast tracking merger plans, with their corporate governances ‘hammering out’ combined enterprise details for stakeholders and investors.   Last weekend, news broke that FanDuel and DraftKings governances had entered initial merger negotiations. Nevertheless, industry commentators quickly pointed to the pairs’ fraught relationship following years of hostile battle for outright …

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NBC Sports extends US Premier League rights till season 2021-2022

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed that it has extended its English Premier League (EPL) rights coverage for the US market for an additional six years, until season 2021-2022. The Comcast owned operator did not disclose the sum of the broadcast rights, however US business news sources have stated that NBC would pay over its current $83 million (£52.5 million) per …

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