Kiran Thakare

Kiran Thakare is a contributor for Sporticos, who also has the experience of managing the Fansided website Bayern Strikes. He has also written articles for Red Devil Armada and the Manchester United section of Vavel. Along with being a Chemical Engineer and New Media Journalism Graduate, Kiran has a keen interest in cricket and tennis. In terms of football, Kiran keenly follows Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

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Serie A boss wants more time for broadcasters to bid on domestic rights

Luigi De Servio urges Italian government to extend bidding process and tackle piracy in order to generate greater revenuesThe CEO of the Italian top flight, Luigi De Servio, has told an Italian news outlet that the league needs more time to negotiate domestic broadcast rights deals. He feels that given more time to deliberate, potential partners would be more inclined to bid for the rights.Currently, Serie A is only allowed to take offers from broadcasters for three years each domestic rights cycle. De Siervo is attempting to convince the government to increase this to five years, in the hope of...

World Cup fans left angered by SBS streaming glitch in England game

Viewers watching the Three Lions take on the USA saw the feed cut out towards the end of the matchAustralian public service broadcaster SBS is in hot water after its live stream coverage of England's 0-0 draw with the United States went down during a crucial time.With the two sides deadlocked and only a few minutes left in the match, the live stream on the SBS website and app cut out, leaving fans unable to follow the rest of the action and forced to vent their frustrations online.The free-to-air TV network is the exclusive rights holder to the Qatar World...

British government to consider protecting major football rights online

Sporting events with the biggest public interest already must appear on free-to-air television in the UKThe British government has confirmed it is set to discuss protecting online rights to major sporting events, including football, to ensure they are available to the public via free-to-air channels.The biggest events in the sporting calendar, including the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics, are protected under British law and therefore are required to be accessible to all members of the public on free television.Embed from Getty ImagesFor this reason, the competitions in question cannot sell their broadcast rights to pay-TV broadcasters. That is why...

Best free football to live stream this weekend

Great matches from across Europe to watch completely free on any deviceThe weekend is here and that can mean only one thing - football. We've put together an unbeatable schedule of outstanding matches for you to sit back and enjoy throughout Saturday. The best part? They are all absolutely free to watch. You don't have to pay a penny to the broadcasters.All you have to do to watch these matches is quickly, easily and legally change your internet location using our VPN partner. Then you can stream until your heart is content.Here's how to access free football live streams this...

OneFootball launches new smart TV app

German based website now available on bigger screens for fans to enjoy in their living roomsFans of OneFootball will be pleased to hear that the football media company has now launched a smart TV app, meaning they can enjoy the beautiful game in all its glory on a big screen if they prefer.The German live score, news and highlights platform already provides football live streams on its website and mobile app, but now brings TV functionality to its users.OneFootball offers a range of live streaming options on its website and app including several free matches per week and many more...