Sport

Sport, TV

Sky Sports Revamp

Sky Sports is reportedly getting a bit of a makeover, losing the numbered channels currently known as Sky Sports 1-5, and instead gaining...

Sport, TV

BT/UEFA Rights Deal

Last week, BT Chief Executive Gavin Patterson was reported as saying that “rampant inflation in sports rights” had to end....

Sport, TV

Sky/Discovery Carriage Dispute

Channel carriage disputes are relatively rare in the UK, but we’re in for a sizeable one right now, with Discovery publicly stepping...

Sport, TV

An Egregiously Bad Chart

The chart above is screen-grabbed from an otherwise excellent ITV4 documentary called When Football Changed the World. It looked at the...

Sport

My Problem with Reporting of the Fancy Bears Hack

There is much wrong in the world of sport, including doping. Intrinsically most sports bodies are placed in tough positions, often at odds...

Sport, TV

Champions’ League on BT

Since I had a look at the Europa League viewership the other day, I thought it was only fair to consider the Champions’ League Final...

Sport, TV

Watching European Football Finals on TV

Well the first results are in. BT is very pleased that BT Sport got a record audience on Wednesday night for the Europa League Final...

Radio, Sport

Live Football on the Radio

No, I’m not writing about the new Premier League contracts for UK radio. They do seem a bit overdue though, and I’m slightly...

Media, Sport, TV

F1 to Follow Cricket Into Obscurity

Here’s how F1 and Bernie Ecclestone do business: 21 December 2015 – Channel 4 wins terrestrial rights to Formula 1, after the...

Sport, TV

Virgin Media and the Premier League

Judging from recent interviews across the media, Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge is out and about shouting loudly about his company’s...