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The Pitch International agency this month acquired Formula One and LaLiga rights as part of a move to create a new in-flight offering, TV Sports Markets understands.

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Date: 
28 July 2016

Pan-European pay-television broadcast group Sky has today (Thursday) reported a record full-year operating profit of £1.558bn (€1.86bn/$2.05bn), breaking the £8bn revenue barrier in the UK and Ireland for the first time and setting its first-ever operating profit in Germany and Austria.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    Thai pay-television operator TrueVisions has acquired rights to broadcast a host of leading club football competitions, including the English Premier League, through deals with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports and Fox International Channels, the broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    Polish commercial and pay-television broadcaster Polsat has confirmed the launch of a new channel dedicated to boxing and combat sports.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that its new Olympic Channel will launch on August 21 following the closing ceremony of the 2016 summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    Meo, the pay-television platform of Portugal Telecom, has agreed terms to sign up to the partnership formed in the country for the sharing of broadcast rights to sports events.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation has awarded rights to its 2016 Youth U-15 Baseball World Cup to broadcasters across Asia.