The Perform Group will next year launch two OTT subscription services – one in Japan and one across Germany, Austria and Switzerland – as part of a move which could transform how live sport is delivered to consumers.
The closure of Canal Plus-owned sports channel Sport Plus has provided French basic-tier broadcaster Ma Chaîne Sport with another opportunity to boost its portfolio, after last month’s deal for domestic basketball rights.
US media and entertainment company Discovery Communications has officially taken full control of Eurosport after French commercial broadcaster TF1 confirmed the sale of its 49 per cent equity interest in the international sports broadcaster.
Online video distribution and marketing company Rightster has said it is looking at options to secure additional investment in the fourth quarter of 2015 to ensure it has enough working capital to move towards a breakeven mark in cashflow.
Spanish LaLiga football club Real Madrid has been awarded a licence that will enable its official television channel, Real Madrid TV, to broadcast on digital-terrestrial television in the country, according to El Mundo.
The IMG Events & Media agency has extended a deal with Panasonic for the Japanese electronics company to continue providing technology for Sport 24, the live sports channel produced and distributed by IMG exclusively for the in-flight and in-ship markets.