BSkyB has banked on soccer to draw subscribers almost since its inception, maintaining a stranglehold on Premier League matches by virtue of its willingness to pay ever-increasing sums for rights.
NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network are years into their maturation process and appear to be more focused than ever.
Baran Bo Odar has come on board to direct spy thriller “Bastille Day” for Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content. “Taken” director Pierre Morel had been attached to the project when it was set up…
LONDON — ESPN has sold its U.K. and Ireland TV channels business to telecom giant British Telecom in a deal understood to be worth in the "low-to-mid tens of millions" of dollars. BT will continue to…
LONDON — U.K. telecom giant British Telecom has acquired ESPN's U.K. and Ireland TV channels business in a deal understood to be worth in the “low tens of millions” of pounds. BT will continue to air…
ESPN has sold its U.K. and Ireland TV channels business to telecom giant British Telecom in a deal understood to be worth in the "low-to-mid tens of millions" of dollars.
Disney is "exploring an exit" from the British TV sports market after ESPN lost several big broadcast deals including live Premier League soccer.
The new pact begin next year and runs through 2016.
U.S. sports channel operator ESPN has broken into the U.K. market for live soccer.
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