Last week’s Serie A rights-sharing deal between Italian pay-television operators Mediaset Premium and Sky Italia does not appear to presage a wider truce between the two companies, including a sharing of Uefa Champions League rights.
IMG said this week that its new merged events and media division would create efficiencies and provide opportunities that had been stymied by the compartmentalised management structure operated by private equity owners Forstmann Little prior to the sale of the agency late last year.
The Danish Superliga has increased its domestic rights fee despite limited competition by offering its rights for six years – an option opened up by a change in policy by the country’s competition authority.
Time Warner’s board has approved a measure to block a section of its shareholders from forcing a vote on a takeover bid from rival media company 21st Century Fox, which operates the Fox Sports channels.
Agcom, Italy’s communications regulator, has approved sublicensing deals between pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia and Mediaset Premium’s parent company RTI for coverage of domestic football’s top-tier Serie A.