Frank Dunne

The Confederation of African Football opted for a slimmed-down, eight-team version of its proposed African Football League after expected funding from the Saudi Arabian Football Federation failed to materialise.

Sports rights-holders often have little to no idea about the origin of the money they are accepting from private equity funds, a new 90-page SportBusiness report has found.

In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness, Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo says his league “will finally get what we deserve from the market” in the league’s next media rights cycle from 2024-25 onwards.

Fifa made the decision to move APAC media rights sales in-house earlier this year and is thought to have notified its two current sales agencies in the region, Infront and Dentsu, several months ago.

Uefa narrowly missed out on what was set to be one of its largest-ever sponsorships for the Champions League earlier this summer when a deal with the cryptocurrency company fell through at the last moment.

S Nation Media, the planned German streaming service owned by former DFL chief Christian Seifert and the Axel Springer publishing giant, has burst on to the scene this year, hoovering up rights to multiple sports properties in the country. SportBusiness talked to local broadcasters, streamers and rights-holders to assess the challenges and opportunities facing the new platform.

FAW targets annual revenues of £30m by 2028, double current levels Sponsorship income currently ‘undervalued’ by £3m per year Ass

Eleven, the media group owned by Aser Ventures, has said its content and technology deal with Fifa does not put it in competition for viewers with the governing body’s new streaming platform Fifa+. Frank Dunne speaks to Pedro Presa, group chief adviser for DTC and strategic projects.

Unprecedented inventory gives Fifa strong bargaining position with brands in renewal talks Governing body seeking to at least double its sponsorship revenues post-2022

Fifa, world football’s governing body, today (Tuesday) launched a free, ad-funded streaming service which will carry over 40,000 live international and club matches per year, all Fifa archive content a…