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BT Sports Launched Its First No-Contract Monthly Package

Now you don't need a contract to watch BT's sport content, so no getting tied into its broadband or TV services. Read More >>

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BT Sport Ultimate Raises the Bar on Live Telly Once More

BT Sport Ultimate, formerly known as the BT Sport 4K UHD channel, is bringing live matches to you in 4K HDR for the first time in Europe. Read More >>

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Facebook Wins Rights to Air Snippets From Major Cricket Matches on the Platform

The social media giant has partnered with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for rights to air exclusive digital content on the platform. Read More >>

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Get Tackled by a Legendary Rugby Player in VR Tomorrow Courtesy of Mastercard

Another credit card company is offering a VR experience featuring some big names in sports for no particular reason. Read More >>

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BT Sport Will Be Live Broadcasting Football in HDR

The BT Sport 4K UHD channel is getting a re-brand and will henceforth be known as BT Sport Ultimate, and will be the first channel in the UK to do live HDR broadcasts. Read More >>

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American Express Customers Can Play Tennis With Andy Murray in an Exclusive Wimbledon VR Experience

American Express customers heading to Wimbledon next month can face off against Andy Murray on the iconic Centre Court - in virtual reality, that is. Although I don't know how fun it's going to be having him breathing down your neck. Read More >>

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Popular Football App Spied on Fans Through Phone Microphone to Catch Bars Pirating Game Streams

Spain’s data protection agency has fined La Liga, the nation’s top professional football league, €250,000 (£222,000) for using the league’s phone app to spy on its fans. With millions of downloads, the app was reportedly being used to surveil bars in an effort to catch establishments playing matches on television without a license. Read More >>

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Shocking Nobody, the Champion’s League Final Caused a Huge Dip in Pornhub Traffic From Liverpool

Last Saturday was the Champion's League Final, which is a big deal if you follow football. This year it was an all-English final, with Liverpool going up against Tottenham Hotspur, which was was an equally big deal for English fans. Especially fans of the team actually involved, for obvious reasons. It got us thinking, is football enough to get people away from their porn? So we asked Pornhub to check the traffic in four cities. Liverpool and London for obvious reasons, plus Birmingham (the control) and Manchester (to see how the inter-city rivalry played into things). Read More >>

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In a UK First, Virgin Media Customers Can Watch the French Open in 4K HDR

The miraculous union of 4K, HDR, and sporting events is here at last, and is being ushered in by Virgin Media who has pipped its fellow broadcasters to the post by being the first in the UK to offer 4K HDR content. Virgin customers with a V6 set-top box can tune into the French Open which began on May 20 and wraps on next weekend on June 9, and enjoy Eurosport's 4K HDR coverage. Just get yourself to Eurosport 1HD (channel 521), Eurosport 2HD (channel 522) or Virgin TV Ultra HD (channel 205 and 999), and hit the red button on your remote to switch over. Obviously, if your telly doesn't support 4K/HDR, or if you don't have the V6 box, this PSA isn't for you. Read More >>

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Virgin TV Customers Can Watch the Big Football Events Next Week for Free

Remember when BT said something something football earlier this week? Well Virgin wants you to know that if you're already a customer, you can also watch the UEFA Champions League and Europa League Final without a subscription to BT Sport – which, incidentally, is free for the first three months. Read More >>

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BT is Making Sure That Everyone Can Tune in to Some Big Football Thing Starting Next Week

Football fans can get excited about the prospect of watching the UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Europa League Final for free across TV, mobile devices, and YouTube via the BT Sport App and the BT Sport YouTube channel. Things get even more exciting on the App, with viewers able to watch in VR360 and in HD HDR. Read More >>

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Now TV Deal Lets You Pick up Sky Sports Pass for Just £25 a Month

It's not really a British summer until the sun is shining, the grass is green, you've got a Pimms in your hand, and the cricket's on the telly. Well, the sun is attempting to shine at least, somewhere up there. And the grass is more of an off-yellow because it's been exposed to sporadic bouts of direct sunlight, but you definitely can't escape the cricket (hence the need for the Pimms), and Now TV is offering a Sky Sports Pass for just £25 a month for four months, saving you more than 25 per cent off the usual price. Read More >>

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Why Did Henry VIII Try to Ban Football?

Football might be the beautiful game but it’s had  a very turbulent past. This was definitely the case in the Tudor era where football was  considered to be a violent street game plagued by severe injury and death. Read More >>

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The World’s First Sport Invented By an AI Still Looks Less Absurd Than Synchronised Swimming

It’s not uncommon for new technology to spawn a new sport: Drone racing has become hugely popular around the world, and Segway Polo is apparently still a thing. It’s now artificial intelligence’s turn to give us a new pastime, but will the sport it invented, Speedgate, take the world by storm, or will it be relegated to this advertising agency’s company picnic? Read More >>

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How Technology and Climate Change Are Transforming America’s Wildest Dog Sled Race

The Iditarod is at a crossroads. The near-thousand-mile sled dog race through the US state of Alaska is bound as much by tradition as by the rigging between dog-sledders, or mushers, and their dog teams, who must lead each other through some of North America’s wildest land. It’s the sort of tradition one would expect to fade into legend, as new generations melt, alongside the snow, into burgeoning cities, satellite TV, and new, bare ground for lawns. Read More >>