Susanna Dinnage has been appointed the new chief executive of the Premier League. The global president of Discovery will take over from Richard Scudamore who steps down at the end of 2018 after 20 years of running the top-flight English football league. While Scudamore occupied the role of both chief executive and executive chairman, Dinnage will only take on the role as CEO with the chairman position still to be announced. When asked about her new role Dinnage said,
“I am excited at the prospect of taking on this fantastic role. The Premier League means so much to so many people. It represents the pinnacle of professional sport and the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and inspirational organisation is a great privilege.”
"I look forward to extending the success of the League for many years to come"
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 14, 2018
UEFA and EA Sports have teamed up to launch the eChampions League. The tournament will become part of the Fifa 19 Global Series with the winner taking home $100,000. Gamers can qualify for the competition through a series of knockout rounds with only 16 gamers making it through to the final in Madrid, which take place just one day before the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) June 9, 2018
DAZN has announced it will launch in Spain in 2019. It follows a year which has seen the OTT company expand into the US and Italy. DAZN have the rights to all Premier League matches from the 2019/20 season for three years which will give subscribers access to over 235 Premier League games. It also has MotoGP rights from 2019-2022 offering every race across the motor series.
— DAZN (@daznglobal) November 13, 2018
Leeds United are among 15 championship clubs threatening to break away from the EFL. It is rumoured that certain clubs are unhappy with the proposed £590 million TV deal with Sky. Leeds owner, Andrea Radrizanni spoke of the aforementioned ‘Premier League 2’ after stating it was unfair that many Championship clubs pulled in as many viewers as some Premier League clubs but received significantly less money.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) November 15, 2018