Thoughts and insight from the TV Sports Markets team.
Last issue, we wrote about how the EBU wrested UCI cycling rights from Infront in a joint deal with IMG. The deal – although not of enormous value – was a sign of EBU aggression after several years of losing key properties.Read on
For years it was rare to see Chinese delegates other than CCTV making their way to Sportel. But more and more have come as excitement over the expansion in the China's sport sector has spilled outside its borders to become perhaps the most interesting story in global sports rights.Read on
At last month’s Australian Open, Angelique Kerber became the first German to win a tennis grand slam in 17 years – which provided as good an opportunity as any to do our first roundup of the Open’s media-rights deals.Read on
That the Premier League continues to pull in huge sums for its media rights is no surprise – but Altice’s acquisition of the rights in France, and dislodging of the league’s long-time partner Canal Plus, was definitely met with a few raised eyebrows.Read on
Japan’s surprise win over two-time winners South Africa was the most captivating match of this year’s Rugby World Cup. It was also a good result for tournament organisers World Rugby, who need interest in the country to grow as Japan will host the 2019 tournament.Read on