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Eleven Sports and the rocky road for streaming

The online-only subscription service that promised to be the Netflix of sport is already losing content and on the verge of terminating operations just four months after launching

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
14th December, 2018
'Harsh lesson' for Eleven Sports. Pic: iStock

So long Eleven Sports, we barely knew ya. The online-only subscription service that promised to be the Netflix of sport is already losing content and on the verge of terminating operations just four months after launching.

The service, controlled by Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani, launched with the rights to the US PGA golf championships, and the week-long free trial that came with it immediately had issues. The largest of these was that there was...

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