The Pitch International agency secured a late rights deal in the critical German market for the 2015 men’s Handball World Championship at the end of December – the last major market where a deal was outstanding.
Telefónica’s acquisition of all rights to two Primera Liga clubs, and its bid to acquire the rights to Spanish giant Barcelona, are aimed at strengthening the telco’s position ahead of changes in the domestic broadcast market.
BeIN Media Group’s recent rights deals in Canada, as well as negotiations in Spain and Turkey, demonstrate the company’s ability to adapt to market conditions in expanding its pay-television operation beyond its core market of the Middle East and North Africa.
SuperSport, the pay-television broadcaster that operates in Sub-Saharan Africa, has sealed a renewed five-year deal for the exclusive media rights to the Superbike World Championship motorcycling series in the region.
UK political party Labour is considering plans to increase the number of sporting events included on the ‘crown jewels’ list reserved for broadcast on free-to-air television, according to the Independent.