Akash Roy

Akash Roy is a contributor at Sporticos, whose work can also be seen on Sportskeeda and FanSided. Having graduated with a Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, he is now preparing for an MBA degree. His sporting interests include not only football, but also cricket, pro wrestling and UFC. Despite being from Kolkata, India, where cricket is predominant, he first and foremost remains an ardent Leicester City supporter.

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Amazon pick up UEFA Champions League TV rights in the UK

The live streaming platform will show 17 live matches per season on Tuesday nights starting in 2024Amazon has successfully won the rights to show UEFA Champions League matches on its Prime Video platform for the first time. The deal, which applies to the UK, will enable Prime Video to show live coverage of 17 selected matches per campaign, with those scheduled to be aired on Tuesday nights. Amazon will have first choice as to which matches to air.This news represents the end of BT Sport's dominant reign as the sole provider of Champions League football in the UK.The BBC will...

beIN Sports secure global TV rights deal for the Turkish Super Lig

The Qatari-based giant will continue to bring Turkish top flight football to global marketsbeIN Sports have renewed their broadcast agreement with the Turkish Super Lig. The new two-year agreement will begin this August and run until the end of the 2023/24 season.The deal, which has reportedly cost beIN in the region of $370m per season, allows them to distribute the Turkish Super Lig across their worldwide channels. In regions where they have coverage, like the MENA region and the United States, beIN will show top flight matches. In areas of the world where beIN Sports is not present, they will...

Serie A and beIN Sports look to mend fences and sign new TV rights deal

The Italian top flight and the Qatari network are reportedly discussing an agreement for the MENA regionSerie A could be about to reunite with its former broadcast partner in the MENA region, Qatari-based giant beIN Sports. After relations between the two disintegrated following a clash over piracy, several parties in the Italian game are looking to bring beIN back to the negotiating table to hash out a new TV rights agreement for the Middle East and North Africa region.Having previously enjoyed a good working relationship under a $170m per season broadcast agreement, tensions flared when beIN believed Serie A were...

Major League Soccer signs huge TV rights deal with Apple

The agreement means top flight US football will be available around the world via live streamingThe MLS has signed a landmark broadcast deal with Apple. The arrangement will see US soccer made available on the company's live streaming platform Apple TV worldwide. It is said to be worth in the region of $2.5bn and will last for ten years.Every MLS and Leagues Cup match will be shown on Apple TV across the duration of the agreement.The league has however decided to also pursue deals with traditional broadcasters. ESPN, Fox and Univision are said to be keen to reach agreements with...

Man responsible for illegal live streams of Premier League matches fined close to £1m

Streamer forced to repay £963,000 in the next three months or risk doubling his current prison sentenceWarwick Crown Court has ruled that Steven King, a man jailed in 2019 for seven years and four months for the illegal distribution of Premier League matches, must pay back close to £1m after having been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.In total, King has been ordered to pay £963,000 of the profits he and his collaborators made from their illegal business, within the next three months. Failure to do so could result in a further six years and eight months being added to...