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BT and Sky agree content sharing deal ahead of bidding rights

first_img Share Share Submit Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 A landmark new deal has been signed between Sky and BT for the two firms to be able to sell channels on both platforms.As part of the new deal, the BT Sport channels, which provide coverage of UEFA Champions League and Premier League football will be supplied to Sky, as well as this, BT will be able to sell Sky Sports to its customers via the Sky Now TV package. The deal comes ahead of next February’s Premier League rights auction, where it’s widely anticipated that both Amazon and Facebook are looking to bolster their portfolios with coverage of England’s top flight. BT first purchased the rights to the Champions League in 2012, since then it has spent a staggering £3.5bn on football coverage. Sky boss Jeremy Darroch said: “This is great news for Sky customers who will be able to access all matches on Sky and BT channels from the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Europa League directly with a single Sky TV subscription.”Currently, Sky customers can only through BT subscription, however the new services will become available to BT and Sky customers from early 2019.The deal also comes as it was agreed that within the next Premier League broadcasting deal the number of games shown live on TV will increase from 168 to at least 200 games, with the the league including a Saturday night football.The expansion means that more than 50% of the League’s games will be broadcast live on English television.The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information…last_img read more

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Killer Clown Trial Moved to 2021

first_imgThe woman who is accused of dressing up as a clown and killing the wife of the man she eventually married will not learn her fate until next year.The trial for Sheila Keen-Warren was scheduled to start this week. With the coronavirus pandemic halting jury trials, a judge decided on Thursday to move her trial to April 9, 2021.Keen-Warren is accused of killing Marlene Warren in Wellington back in 1990.The case went cold for decades until the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reopened it in 2014.Authorities arrested Keen-Warren in Virginia three years ago, after a DNA analysis connected her to the killing.Attorneys told the judge they were not able to conduct depositions, and their trial preparation stopped due to the virus.In May 1990, Marlene Warren answered her front door at her home at the Aero Club, when she was shot and killed by someone dressed as a clown and holding flowers.Keen-Warren married the victim’s husband, Michael Warren, in 2002 and moved to Virginia. Michael Warren has not been charged.Jury trials throughout the state remain hold at least through early July. A trial moratorium extension of at least another two months is anticipated in South Florida.“We’re going to socially distance in the fall,” Judge Joseph Marx said at Thursday’s hearing. “I can’t squeeze 14 jurors back in my jury room during the pendency of the case, or 12 jurors when they’re deliberating. So what do we do?”In addition, closing the courtroom for deliberations could also bring logistical issues, Judge Marx said.“I’m certainly hoping by March, we’ll be back to running as normal,” he added.Prosecutors already dropped their plans to pursue the death penalty for Keen-Warren, which means that her April 2021 trial should take less than three weeks.last_img read more