SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 25 minutes ago 0 Shares Facebook To Challenge Sky Sports And BT Sports For TV Rights Sat Aug 04 2018 16:23:58 GMT+0100 (BST) Sat Aug 04 2018 16:25:01 GMT+0100 (BST) Jacque Talbot Jacque Talbot in Football Powered by Bt Sports and Sky Sports are to be challenged for their TV football rights as…
Bt Sports and Sky Sports are to be challenged for their TV football rights as Facebook as come in to make a play for the broadcast rights, meaning Serie A and La Liga could well be streamed to view on the network.
The social media network will stream football from its network, in what would be revolutionary way of watching TV. This is according to a report from The Times.
This comes at a time where new channel the Eleven Sports network, which was launched just last year by Leeds United owner and Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani, has emerged. They managed to secured a deal in May to be able to broadcast La Liga football matches in the UK and Ireland to their viewers, something which they will be able to do for the next three years. This has left Sky Sports red in the face, as they have lost out to one of their most prized assets.
Sky Sports will be hoping to get back in the race and secure their rights once more.
The football channel gives us constant access to a number of sports but charges a premium rate.
The Champions League was at one point with ITV, where it was shown for free, but BT Sport took it over and so now football fans have to pay at least two different companies to watch a season’s worth of football.
We hope we can get back to a simpler time, but that seems doubtful.
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