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Eleven Sports tells CNBC it is still optimistic its UK operation will continue; despite reports it faced closure after just four months. The decision follows reports in British media this week that Eleven Sports is facing closure after just four months.
Andy Haworth, managing director of strategy and content in BT Consumer, welcomed the partnership's renewal. It had been the goal of Eleven Sports, which was founded by English soccer team owner Andrea Radrizzani, to partner with incumbent UK distributors, but the source confirmed to CNBC that this had not happened.
Over-the-top content OTT broadcasters deliver audio, video, and other media content over the internet without the involvement of a television system operator in the control or distribution of the content.
Earlier this week, Eleven Sports released a statement to CNBC pointing challenges posed by piracy, adding that "the current market dynamics in the UK and Ireland are making it very hostile for new entrants.
These negotiations are believed to be about how existing agreements can be restructured in order to continue its current OTT service. It's thought that one potential outcome would be for Eleven Sports to relinquish its exclusive rights across all platforms for soccer leagues.
It would then renegotiate with partners to retain exclusive online rights for its existing UK output. Despite the problems Eleven Sports is facing in the UK the company has been enjoying more success in other territories, even elsewhere in Europe.
It is now a profitable brand in Poland, where it is the primary broadcaster of Formula One and in Belgium, where it has established deals to show U. Related Tags.