Eastern Europe

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has renewed a rights agreement with the Romania Ski Biathlon Federation (RSBF)

LaLiga, the governing body of Spanish football’s top two divisions, has launched its invitation to tender covering broadcast rights in 16 European territories.

Slovenian public sports channel Šport TV has agreed a deal with the United Media Group for exclusive 2020 Uefa European Championship rights and all matches involving the Slovenian national football team …

The Chinese Basketball Association is close to a long-term agreement with the Basketball Federation of Serbia (KSS), covering joint work to develop basketball in China

Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a new committee to drive a proposed US bid for either the 2030 or 2034 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, while Ukraine's Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk,…

Subscription broadcaster Setanta Sports is planning to launch a second channel in Ukraine, having gone live with its service in the country just over six months ago

Croatian IPTV platform Iskon.tv has struck a new carriage deal with Arena Sport after electing to drop fellow pay-television broadcaster Sportklub. Arena Sport’s channels are now available to Iskon.t

ITI Neovision, operator of the Polish pay-television platform Canal Plus, has said it is exploring an initial public offering for the stakes in the company held by minority shareholders, Polish broadcaster…

The European Handball Federation (EHF) has awarded hosting rights for the 2024 edition of its Women’s EHF Euro event to Hungary, Switzerland and Austria.

A Ukranian billionaire is funding the latest effort to turn swimming into a regular competitive professional sport and not just one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics.

Kevin Roberts finds out what lessons Budapest has learned from its failed Olympics bid and whether another tilt at the Games is likely.

With less than seven months to go until the host city of the 2024 summer Olympic Games is announced, sustainability has become a central theme for the three remaining bidders - Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris. In the first of a three-part series, Mark Bisson analyses Budapest's credentials.

Where the 2015 European Games in Baku were extravagant, the 2019 edition in Minsk plans to be frugal. Dominic Bliss asks whether the Belarussian capital can deliver the EOC’s flagship event on a shoestring.

Commercial broadcaster RTL attracted a peak audience of 1.6 million viewers in Croatia as the Balkan country’s national handball team lost out to Spain in the final of the men’s European Handball Championships.

Infront secured broadcast agreements in more than 155 territories for last year’s edition of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Championships.

The Formula E electric motor car series has unveiled the introduction of a helmet camera to its broadcast coverage of races

Czech public broadcaster Česká Televize will continue its long-running coverage of the Olympics after negotiating the acquisition of sublicensed rights to the 2022 winter Games in Beijing and the 2024 s…

Invitations to submit offers (ISOs) have been launched in seven countries across the Balkan region for rights to the Uefa Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League covering the 2021-22…

Media group Discovery has agreed a wide-ranging deal with the Romanian arm of Vodafone through which its sports broadcaster, Eurosport, will be carried on the telco’s Vodafone TV service.

International media group Discovery has agreed a new carriage deal in Slovenia with Telekom Slovenije, adding a selection of channels, including the ultra-HD channel Eurosport 4K, to the telco’s platform.

Bulgarian pay-television broadcaster bTV has picked up rights in the country to the Spanish Supercopa club football competition this year

Cyfrowy Polsat, the Polish pay-television operator, has been issued with a fine of PLN34.9m (€8.1m/$9.1

Telcoms operator Digi Communications has extended carriage deals with media group AMC Networks International and international media company Discovery in agreements that will allow it to continue offering…

Formula 1 team Alfa Romeo Racing has signed up Polish petroleum company PKN Orlen as Official Co-Title Sponsor in a deal that will also see Robert Kubica return to the team as a reserve driver

International subscription sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired the exclusive Portuguese rights to the Spanish Supercopa

Media group AMC Networks has acquired rights to the next three editions of the Spanish Supercopa, which will be held in Saudi Arabia

Baltic media group TV3 has launched a new OTT platform offering more than 100 hours of live sport per week

Slovenian telecommunications provider Telekom Slovenije has halted the availability of the Sport TV 1, 2 and 3 channels on its television platform after accusing the broadcaster of hiking up the carriage…

Croatian public-service broadcaster HRT will cover next summer’s Uefa European Championships after striking a sublicensing deal with United Group, the rights-holder in the Balkan region.

Norwegian supermarket chain Coop Norge has broadened its presence in skiing by agreeing a deal to sponsor the next three editions of the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Nordic World Ski Championships.

World Athletics has awarded hosting rights for its 2022 Indoor Championships and Half Marathon Championships to Belgrade and Yangzhou, respectively

The Lagardère Sports agency, official marketing partner of the Polish Football Association (PZPN), has agreed a deal with Onefootball for the digital platform to offer live streaming of Polish Cup fixtures.

The IMG agency has been appointed to provide management, marketing and communications consultancy services at the Zala Springs Golf Resort in Hungary as the venue looks to establish itself as one of Europe’s b…

The MotoGP motorcycle-racing series has today (Wednesday) signed a preliminary agreement to add a Hungarian race to its calendar from 2022, with a new circuit to stage any future events

Media Group Ukraine has said it will launch its third channel dedicated to football next year

Saran Media, the Turkish media-rights agency, has extended its contract for the rights to tennis Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon for a further two years in a deal covering 13 territories

An over-the-top streaming platform featuring sports, entertainment, movies and documentaries will be launched in Poland in a tie-up between pay-TV broadcaster Cyfrowy Polsat and media group Discovery