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BBC to end live Open golf coverage a year early

The BBC has announced that from 2016 it will only be showing highlights of the The Open and not live coverage of the event.

The move will save the corporation approximately £10 million per year.  

Golf's governing body, the R&A, has awarded the contract to Sky Sports. The sports channel agreed to cover the live broadcast of The Open, a year earlier than expected. 

The Premier League to protect its live broadcasts

The Premier League is to enhance the protection of its live sport coverage.

They have partnered up with security service Friend MTS to identify those who exploit the security of their video content.

Kevin Plumb, Head of Legal Services for The Premier League, said to Broadband TV News that: “Protecting the distribution of our live games across all video platforms is paramount to us and our broadcast partners."

Sky Sports to air Sunday night NFL Matches

Sky Sports has been awarded exclusive rights to the NFL’s Sunday night football games for two years.

Previously broadcast by Channel 4, Sky Sports will now air two early kick-offs on Sunday at 6pm and 9pm culminating with a midnight game.

In addition to this are the Monday Night football games alongside regular Thursday games.

(Picture from Channel 4: Nat Coombs, left, and Mike Carson host Channel 4's NFL coverage)

Viewers will now be able to watch over 100 games each season on Sky Sports with additional digital and On Demand offering.

Where to watch the football this season


The 2015/2016-football season has started and there are four television stations for fans to watch it on.

Sky Sports has spent a total of £4.17bn on their premier league coverage.

While they used to co-broadcast the Champions League and EUROPA matches, the 351 live games will now be shown on BT Sport Europe.


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They are broadcasting seven leagues such as Spain’s La Liga.

For Scottish football fans the channel will show 25 matches from the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and five Rangers games.