Revenues for the 2015 International Champions Cup summer friendly competition are set to double as a consequence of expanding to three tournaments, and adding matches in Australia, China, England, Italy and Mexico to the US and Canada.
The Royal Decree that paves the way for the collective selling of Spanish Liga media rights generated fallout – a week of strike threats, insults and posturing by all sides – which diverted attention from what remains a momentous change in Spanish football.
The senior management of Ufa Sports supported the sale of the agency to Lagardère Unlimited on the understanding that Lagardère has ambitions to become a major force in the sports-rights market once again, TV Sports Markets understands.
The Confédération Africaine de Football could be set for a huge increase in the value of its global media and marketing rights, as negotiations with incumbent rights-holder Sportfive and rival agency Infront Sports & Media near a conclusion.
Marco Bianchi, president of the B4 Capital agency, this week told TV Sports Markets that his company’s aggressive bid to win the international rights to Italy’s Coppa Italia and Supercoppa showed that Italian football was far healthier than some critics have suggested.
South African pay-television broadcaster Siyaya TV has rubbished claims by the SABC that the country’s public-service broadcaster has struck a rights deal for coverage of South Africa’s national football teams, including the senior men’s team, known as Bafana Bafana.
ESPN has reached a sublicensing deal with rival international pay-television sports broadcaster Fox Sports Latin America to acquire rights for the Serie A top division of Italian football across Latin America and certain territories in the Caribbean.
SPTV, a free-to-air specialist sports channel owned by the Croatian Olympic Committee, has secured rights in the country for the 2015 edition of the European Games multi-sports event in Baku, Azerbaijan.