Mar 092017

High Court approves Premier League crackdown on Kodi streaming piracy

Football fans who watch live matches for free via popular Kodi set-top boxes face a crackdown after the High Court approved a Premier League effort to shut down unlicensed streams online.

Mr Justice Arnold approved an order for Britain’s top four broadband providers BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media to block connections to the servers that host pirated streams of matches.

The Premier League is acting with the support of Sky and BT, which each pay millions for every match they broadcast and fear the popularity of Kodi boxes is eroding the value of their spending on exclusive rights. The rivals are paying a total of £5.1bn over three years to show top-flight domestic matches.

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Mar 082017

Man gets £250k fine for selling ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes to pubs in the Uk

A MILLIONAIRE businessman who sold illegal digital television boxes has narrowly avoided jail.

Malcolm Mayes, a 65 year old from Hartlepool, who spends much of his time in Spain after moving there in 2001 running various businesses, pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to two charges and was given two ten-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months to run concurrently, and was ordered to pay £170,000 legal costs to Hartlepool Borough Council and an £80,000 confiscation order.

Mr Mayes admitted selling devices designed, produced or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures between March 1, 2012 and November 30, 2014 and advertising for sale such devices between January 1 and November 30, 2014.
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Dec 272016

Audio Problem on BBC One HD during Boxing Days MOTD

Football fans went into meltdown on Boxing Day evening when a fault resulted in Match of the Day going on-air without sound on BBC One HD.

The fault appeared to primarily affect the version of BBC One HD broadcast to England, although BBC One HD in Scotland reportedly had a shorter-lived audio fault earlier in the programme. Viewers were able to watch the football highlights with sound by switching to BBC One standard definition. Satellite viewers also had the option to switch to other variants of BBC One HD aimed at viewers outside of England.
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Oct 142016

Sky Sports and BT Sport Christmas and New Year Premier League schedule

Sky Sports and BT Sports have released their live Premier League football matches for the December and January period.

However, Jürgen Klopp has expressed bewilderment at Liverpool’s new-year fixture schedule and claimed the demands of two Premier League games in less than 46 hours explains why England routinely fail at international tournaments.  Continue reading »

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Oct 122016

Football on Sky Sports October 2016

Football League Cup, Sky Bet Championship Football, Premier League Football, La Liga, Scottish Premier League, and much more.

All on Sky Sports during October 2016

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Aug 122016

BBC outlines TV football coverage for 2016 / 17 season

The BBC has outlined its football coverage on TV for the coming season, with a new mid-week Premier League magazine programme and an extended Football Focus on Saturday.

Devoid of much in the way of live football coverage, beyond the FA Cup and a selection of Women’s Football fixtures, the BBC is looking to enhance its highlights and analysis output, with Gabby Logan to present a new mid-week Premier League Show, featuring in depth interviews with the biggest Premier League stars from its home at the National Football Museum in Manchester. On a regular basis, Gary Lineker will front a standalone feature as part of the programme on football’s hottest topics. The Premier League Show will start on Thursday 25th August on BBC Two.

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Aug 072015

With the new football season about to start. here is a guide as to which UK Broadcaster will be showing which football competition.

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Nov 212014

Match of the Day future in doubt as ITV plan Premier League rights bid
ITV is expected to place a significant bid for the Premier League highlights rights for the 2016-19 seasons in the New Year, putting the future of Match of the Day in doubt.

Reports suggest ITV is set to launch a raid on Match of the Day’s rights to top-flight highlights as broadcasters gear up for the Premier League auction despite a recent intervention from the media regulator.

The 2016-19 season package is expected to sell for more than the £180 million paid by the BBC last time.

Match of the Day recently celebrated its 50th anniversary on the BBC, and it remains a ratings hit for the corporation with Gary Lineker as its main host.

The prospect of the BBC and ITV facing off for the highlights is just one subplot for in a Premier League rights battle that will again see Sky and BT Sport competing go head to head for live games. It is not expected to be derailed by the investigation announced by Ofcom this week.

The BBC paid £60m per year to retain the rights under the current deal, which runs to the end of next season. That helped the Premier League to a record £5.5bn in broadcasting income over three years, fuelled by a bidding war between BT Sport and Sky that boosted the income from its domestic rights by 70% to £3bn.

The live rights to Premier League football are expected to remain on BT Sport and Sky Sports, who will also be going head-to-head in a bidding war for the 2016-19 season rights in the New Year.

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Nov 132014

Live Sky Sports and BT Sports broadcasts of Premier League football between 10 January and the start of February in 2015.

BSkyB and BT Sport won the rights to show the Barclays Premier League live in the UK from 2013/14 through to 2015/16, with BSkyB to show 116 matches a season and BT Sport 38.
Saturday 10 January 2015
12.45pm Sunderland v Liverpool (BT Sport)
5:30pm Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports)

Sunday 11 January 2015
1:30pm Arsenal v Stoke City (Sky Sports)
4:00pm Manchester United v Southampton (Sky Sports)

Saturday 17 January 2015
5:30pm Newcastle United v Southampton (Sky Sports)

Sunday 18 January 2015
1.30pm West Ham United v Hull City (Sky Sports)
4pm Manchester City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Monday 19 January 2015
8pm Everton v West Bromwich Albion (Sky Sports)

Saturday 31 January 2015
12:45pm Hull City v Newcastle United (BT Sport)
5:30pm Chelsea v Manchester City (Sky Sports)

Sunday 1 February 2015
1.30pm Arsenal v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
4pm Southampton v Swansea City (Sky Sports)

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Aug 312014

Live Football on BT Sports – September 2014

Barclays Premier League (BT Sport 1, 12.45pm kick-off, unless stated):

Saturday 30 August: Burnley v Manchester United

Saturday 13 September: Arsenal v Manchester City

Saturday 20 September: Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City

Saturday 27 September: Liverpool v Everton

Sunday 5 October: Manchester United v Everton – 12pm

Saturday 18 October: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 25 October: West Ham United v Manchester City

Saturday 1 November: Newcastle United v Liverpool

Saturday 8 November: Liverpool v Chelsea

Saturday 29 November: West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal



Sunday 31 August: Dundee v Celtic – 12.30pm

Friday 12 September: Raith Rovers v Rangers – 7.45pm

Friday 19 September: Partick Thistle v St Mirren – 7.45pm

Monday 29 September: Rangers v Hibernian – 7.45pm


Football Conference

Wednesday 10 September: Dover Athletic v Barnet – 7.45pm (BT Sport 1)

Monday 22 September: Chester v Wrexham – 8pm (BT Sport 2)

Wednesday 8 October: Kidderminster Harriers v Welling United – 7.45pm (BT Sport 1)

Saturday 11 October: Alfreton v Torquay United – 5.30pm (BT Sport 1)


FA Women’s Super League

Thursday 4 September: Arsenal v Chelsea – 7.45pm (BT Sport 1)

Tuesday 9 September: Everton v Birmingham City – 7.45pm (BT Sport 1)


FA WSL Continental Cup

Sunday 7 September: Arsenal v Notts County (semi-final) – 2pm (BT Sport 1)


Major League Soccer

Saturday 30 August: Toronto FC v New England Revolution – 10pm (BT Sport 1)

Saturday 6 September: Toronto FC v Philadelphia Union – 7pm (BT Sport 2)

Sunday 7 September: Portland Timbers v San Jose Earthquakes – 10pm (BT Sport 1)

Thursday 11 September: New York red Bulls v DC United – 1am (BT Sport 1)

Saturday 13 September: Philadephia Union v New York Red Bulls – 8pm (BT Sport 2)

Saturday 20 September: Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps – 10pm (BT Sport 1)

Saturday 27 September: Toronto FC v Portland Timbers – 6pm (BT Sport 2)

Monday 29 September: LA Galaxy v New York Red Bulls – 1.30am (BT Sport 1)


Serie A

Saturday 30 August: Chievo v Juventus – 5.15pm (BT Sport 1)

Saturday 30 August: Roma v Fiorentina – 7.45pm (BT Sport 1)

Sunday 31 August: AC Milan v Lazio – 5.00pm (BT Sport 1)

Sunday 31 August: Torino v Inter Milan – 7.45pm (BT Sport 1)


Ligue 1

Friday 29 August: Marseille v Nice – 7.30pm (BT Sport 2)

Sunday 31 August:  Bordeaux v Bastia – 1pm (ESPN)

Sunday 31 August:  Metz v Lyon – 4pm (ESPN)

Friday 29 August: Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund – 7.30pm (BT Sport 1)

Saturday 30 August: Schalke v Bayern Munich – 5.30pm (BT Sport 1)

Sunday 31 August: SC Freiburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach – 4.30pm (BT Sport 2)

Saturday 13 September: Borussia Monchengladbach v Schalke – 5.30pm (BT Sport 1)

Sunday 14 September: Eintracht Frankfurt v Augsburg – 2.30pm (BT Sport 2)

Sunday 14 September: Hannover v Hamburg – 4.30pm (BT Sport 1)

Sunday 21 September: Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen – 2.30pm (ESPN)



Bundesliga 2

Monday 1 September: Greuther Furth v St. Pauli – 7.15pm (BT Sport 2)

Saturday 20 September: Greuther Furth v Kaiserslautern – midday (BT Sport 2)


Primeira Liga

Sunday August 31: Benfica v Sporting Lisbon – 7.00pm (BT Sport 2)


International friendly

Wednesday 3 September: Germany v Argentina – 7.30pm (BT Sport 1)



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