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Joost to Offer Premier League Highlights Via Internet

joost1 Joost to Offer Premier League Highlights Via InternetIn an interesting development relating to soccer and technology, Joost — the online TV network from the creators of Skype — has won the rights to show highlights from Premier League matches for viewers in India only.

The highlights will form a dedicated Joost channel for viewers in India. The channel will be supported by advertising.

The whole world of rights to Premier League matches (whether they be highlights or the matches themselves) is often very confusing. Last summer, for example, a company named Nimbus Sport won the mobile and Internet rights for the Premier League across 80 countries for the next three years. Nimbus presumably sold or sub-licensed the rights for the internet highlights in India to Joost.

In the United States, Fox Soccer Channel – through their agreement with Verizon Wireless – offers highlights via cellphones. Fox also owns the rights to show Premier League highlights via the internet, which are available after Sunday 7pm ET via their website.

The latest development by Joost marks a significant advancement in the use of technology to allow fans to watch soccer legally over the Internet. If successful in India, the hope is that Joost will work with Nimbus Sport to provide soccer fans in other countries with access to the highlights.

If you’re unfamiliar with Joost, please see EPL Talk’s review of the online site (see review here).

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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7 Responses to Joost to Offer Premier League Highlights Via Internet

  1. TheScout says:

    In Canada, The Score offers highlights on its website:

    http://portal.thescore.ca/Video/ChannelEdit.aspx?chnl=13

  2. Kartik says:

    When does this deal start? I may be headed to India this summer for a month, and am wondering if I have to order this service for the start of the season.

  3. The Gaffer says:

    I believe it starts in August, in time for next season.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  4. dragonki2012 says:

    To get highlights I just go to Footytube.com

    They’re usually up the day after the game or hours after.

  5. Pingback: Joost Faces Tough Competition Despite Offering EPL Highlights to More Countries | EPL Talk

  6. solape10 says:

    soccer is my hobbie

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