Archive for the ‘media’ Category

It’s a question I think needs considering. Recent press reports talk of the Football League asking the Premier League for a greater distribution of its wealth following¬†record income from the sale of TV rights. The last round of rights to be negotiated (for overseas rights) was valued at ¬£625m, bringing the total income from the […]

Very surprised on reading that a significant proportion of Spanish people may miss out on being able to watch the 2006 World Cup in Germany as the company awarded the live rights by FIFA, LaSexta, have failed to increase their coverage footprint across the entire nation. The Times reports that the channel is only viewable […]

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner are to host a number of podcasts during this summers World Cup in Germany.  Following the lead of Ricky Gervais’ popular comedy podcast, backed by the Guardian, Baddiel and Skinner will produce 9 football-themed podcasts. Whilst I am sure these podcasts will be funny it does worry me that celebrity […]

ESPN launched their first channel into the UK market today with their archived sports offering ESPN Classic Sport. The channel offers some interesting content but whether it will gain enough viewers in the UK to make it viable will remain to be seen. I was glad to see that the opening night included England’s victory […]

Look like BSkyB will remain at the forefront of sports programming over the next couple of years with news that they will be using sport to push its brand new HDTV service in 2006. Sky Sports HD will be spearheaded by HD coverage of live Premiership football games and Premiership rugby union and will also […]

Vodafone’s 3G punters will be able to tune in to Sky TV on their mobile handsets from tomorrow following a deal between the two giant players.Sky Mobile TV – which includes news, sport and entertainment programmes – gives Vodafone’s 250,000 3G punters access to TV on the move. Vodafone looks to Sky for mobile TV […]

The tabloid press in England has taken a great interest in Manchester United captain Roy Keane’s supposed comments regarding his team-mates on the club’s own TV channel MUTV. After giving, some would say justified, criticism of his team-mates, it would appear the interview has now been blocked from being aired by Manchester United Chief Executive […]