The MP & Silva agency this week said it was considering expanding “in a very big way” into new business areas, including sponsorship and production, and played down rumours of a split among its founding partners.
Italy’s Lega Serie A and its media adviser Infront Sports & Media can point to a near 60-per-cent increase in the value of the league’s international rights to claim that this month’s sales process was a success, despite drawing only three bids.
Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova picked up rights to France’s Ligue 1 earlier this month in an attempt to retain subscribers after losing Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights to rival OTE.
Houston Astros MLB baseball and Houston Rockets NBA basketball games will be provided to a much wider television audience after a judge approved a bankruptcy reorganisation plan involving the two teams’ local rights-holder, Comcast SportsNet Houston.
The IEC in Sports and RDA TV agencies will provide free live streaming of Saturday’s USA v New Zealand rugby union international in 127 territories, through the backing of match presenting sponsor AIG.
The WWE wrestling organisation has revamped the subscription model for its WWE Network in an effort to attract more subscribers to the streaming service, adding that it is set to launch in the UK market in November.