Viaplay Group has sold its UK direct-to-consumer (DTC) business to SSBL Limited, the company behind Premier Sports.

The proposed transaction was announced by Viaplay last December and has now received final clearance from the Irish authorities.

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Viaplay Group has sold its DTC business to SSBL Limited

Dublin-based Premier Sports was the previous owner of the UK business, which comprises a streaming service and two linear TV channels.

Viaplay’s sports customer subscriptions will be automatically transferred to Premier Sports, with the sports content line-up remaining unchanged.

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Crisis-hit Swedish streaming group Viaplay announced last year that it would focus on its core Nordic markets.

Premier Sports will rebrand Viaplay Sports 1 and 2 under its own name, and will return to Sky, Virgin, Amazon Prime and Apple on 9th April, as well as launching an enhanced streaming service.

Premier Sports has a rights portfolio that includes La Liga, the Scottish FA Cup, Scottish League Cup, Scotland’s national team games, United Rugby Championship, NHL and NASCAR.

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