The Mediapro agency has acquired the domestic and international media rights to 39 of the 42 clubs from the Primera Liga and Segunda Liga, the top two divisions of Spanish club football, in one season-deals for the 2015-16 season.
Fifa, football’s world governing body, said that Host Broadcast Services, the World Cup host broadcaster, had provided its media partners for the 2014 competition in Brazil with “more and better” coverage compared to the 2010 and 2006 tournaments.
UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has confirmed deals to acquire media company 21st Century Fox’s 100 per cent stake in Sky Italia and 57.4 per cent interest in Sky Deutschland, bringing together the leading pay-television businesses in three of Europe’s four biggest markets.
Eurosport France, the French arm of pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport, has extended its rights deal for the Tour de France through 2020 in a five-year agreement struck with the cycling race’s organiser Amaury Sports Organisation.
Pac-12 Networks, the content and multi-platform media company for the Pac-12 US college sports conference, is to distribute programming to international audiences through a subscription channel on video-sharing website YouTube.
British-based satellite and broadcast production company SIS Live has claimed it is still owed £29m (€36.4m/$49.6m) from its production contract for the 2010 Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, which was hosted in New Delhi, India.