Eastern Europe

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has hailed the importance of the English Premier League to its audience, after retaining exclusive rights in France just as domestic rights to Ligue 1 are on the market

Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS has criticised the award of rights to the country’s top-tier ice hockey league to TV Joj after failing to reach terms on a sublicensing deal with the commercial network.

Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has failed in a bid to negotiate a Uefa Champions League sublicensing deal ahead of the start of the group stage this evening (Tuesday)

Domestic club football in Albania has a new home after general interest channel MCN TV agreed a three-year contract following on from the termination of a deal with streaming platform Oversport

The Ligové Fotbalové Asociace, the Czech league football association, has launched its domestic media rights tender for the next five-year cycle, covering the elite Fortuna Liga and second-tier Fortuna N…

Fans in Albania were able to watch action from the opening weekend of the Italian Serie A season after deals were negotiated with pay-TV broadcasters Digitalb and Tring

Marek Szkolnikowski is to leave his role as Head of Sports at Polish public-service broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) after more than seven years in the position

United Media has secured exclusive rights to Germany’s Handball Bundesliga for its Sportklub pay-television channels in the Balkans.

Czech investment company PPF Group has bought a 6.3-per-cent stake in Viaplay Group as the embattled streaming broadcaster continues to shift equity

One of the most intense head-to-head battles in recent years in road cycling had the knock-on effect of producing stellar television ratings for this year’s Tour de France in the three key contributing m…

The Albanian Football Association (FSHF) has launched an invitation to tender for domestic media rights to club competitions for the 2023-24 to 2025-26 seasons after being forced to go back into the market

Arena Sport has kept hold of an important local property in the Balkans after agreeing a five-season deal for rights to the top-tier football league and cup competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina

One of the opening matches of the new Polish Ekstraklasa season will be shown on YouTube in Poland, as talks between the league's domestic broadcaster Canal Plus and TVP have failed to produce a free-to-air…

German power equipment manufacturer Stihl has agreed a one-season extension to its sponsorship of the Ekstraklasa, Polish football’s top tier.

United Media has further strengthened the basketball portfolio of its Balkans pay-television broadcaster, Sportklub, by agreeing a multi-year deal with the Asociación de Clubes Españoles de Baloncesto f…

Multi-platform subscription broadcaster DAZN has acquired rights to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, GT Masters and GT4 Germany touring cars series in eight markets

Setanta Sports, the pay-television broadcaster, has secured rights in a host of European and Asian countries to Game4Ukraine, the charity football match being played in London next month

Polish bookmaker Superbet has become the shirt sponsor of Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznan in a three-year agreement