Eastern Europe

Hungarian media group Network4 has acquired rights to Germany’s Bundesliga for the next four seasons. The deal also grants Network4 rights to the second-tier 2.B

Broadcast rights to Italian football’s Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana from 2021-22 to 2023-24 have been acquired by a string of agencies and broadcasters in different international markets.

Polish pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus Polska has again suspended its planned initial public offering, after withdrawing in November last year due to market volatility

Slovakian public-service broadcaster RTVS and commercial broadcaster Joj are both launching new sports channels

Media company Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has agreed a five-year rights deal across nine countries with events promotion company Matchroom Sport

Pan-regional broadcasting group Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has added Formula 1 rights from 2023 to its burgeoning portfolio in Poland

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has commenced antitrust proceedings against commercial and pay-television broadcaster Polsat, and media group Discovery, following complaints o…

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has signed a long-term rights deal with pan-regional broadcasting group United Media across nine markets in Southern Europe

The Women’s Tennis Association has added a new event in Romania to its schedule for the 2021 season. The Winners Open will take place in the city of Cluj-Napoca from August 2-8.

The International Tennis Federation has launched a fresh search for a host for this year’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals after electing to terminate the contract it held with Budapest.

Commercial and pay-television broadcaster Nova Sport has agreed a five-year rights deal in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the Superbike World Championship with the motorcycling series adding a new…

The Slovakian arm of telecoms operator Orange has said it will close its sports television channels

The German Bundesliga has agreed to extend its broadcast rights deal with media company Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group for a further four seasons before the forthcoming cycle beginning in 2021-22 has…

Sports streaming service Fanseat has acquired rights to show Asian Football Confederation major national and club team tournaments for 2021 and 2022

Sport and events technology specialist TEC: Digital Agency has appointed Kevin Bain as a consulting partner in an effort to aid its growth ambitions

Česká Televize, the public-service broadcaster in the Czech Republic, has retained rights to European club football’s second-tier Uefa Europa League from 2021-22 to 2023-24.

Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk will broadcast its match with Dynamo Kyiv this weekend to an international audience on its own pay-per-view service