Europe

Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, has reportedly decided to again delay a decision on the Mediapro agency’s €1.3bn ($1.45b

Norwegian transport operator Vy has signed on as the main sponsor of Ski Tour 2020, a new venture for the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup that groups together events in Norway a…

English Premier League side Watford has appointed Populous architects to draw up plans for a 32,000-seat expansion of its Vicarage Road stadium

The European Broadcasting Union has acquired rights to the Women’s Euro 21 tournament as well as various Youth and futsal competitions until the end of the 2021-22 season, SportBusiness Media understands.

Pay-television broadcaster RMC Sport has acquired exclusive rights in France for the heavily-anticipated boxing rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua

Premium virtual advertising company Supponor has signed a long-term deal with LaLiga club FC Barcelona to provide digital overlay technology for the club’s perimeter advertising inventory.

European football’s governing body Uefa has launched a process to find a partner to aid its fight against match-fixing in the sport.

Japan bowed out of its Rugby World Cup yesterday (Sunday) by setting yet more broadcast records, while New Zealand telco Spark said its under-fire service worked efficiently throughout quarter-final weekend

Premier League club Liverpool FC has cited sportswear brand New Balance's inability to reach the distribution levels of rival Nike in a High Court battle which began on Friday October 18

Despite NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s best efforts, the wound from Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong protest tweets will have lasting repercussions on the future of basketball in China, not least among fans and sponsors. Industry insiders in China tell SportBusiness about Chinese sentiment on the ground.

Health insurance provider Vitality has developed a reputation for promoting participation and inclusivity in sport through its extensive sports sponsorship portfolio. Chrissy Fice, brand director for Vitality UK, explains the company’s sponsorship strategy.

British volleyball is scheduled to break new ground next week (October 22) when the London-based IBB Polonia London club faces HAOK Mladost Zagreb away in the CEV Champions League

Adam Nelson investigates the European Handball Federation's latest media and marketing rights agreements, after the recent joint bid for packaged rights from Infront and DAZN Group secured the organisation a 300-per-cent increase.

FC Barcelona has said it will broadcast through its own media channels all home matches played by its women’s team in the Primera Iberdrola, Spanish football’s top-tier women’s league. I

The Six Day Series track cycling competition has renewed an agreement with international sports broadcaster Eurosport and signed a number of additional media-rights deals ahead of its 2019-20 season

Football’s European governing body Uefa has signed partnerships with three media and technology start-ups and launched its own Open Innovation platform.

Canal Plus’s overall individual subscriber base in France dropped from 8.1 million to 7.9

Barcelona’s scheduled LaLiga home match against bitter rival Real Madrid on October 26 has been postponed due to fears of civil unrest surrounding the football showpiece.

Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 has expanded its partnership with esports organisations DreamHack and ESL by acquiring the rights in Denmark to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament circuit…

Maltese telco Melita has announced that it has passed a landmark 100,000 subscribers for its TV service

The Transat, the world’s oldest professional solo sailing race, has a new title sponsor in French banking brand CIC.

Global financial institution ING has signed up as the title sponsor of the Turkish Basketball Super League

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has added health and life insurance company Vitality to the sponsorship portfolio for its new short format competition, The Hundred

City Football Group (CFG), which owns English Premier League champion Manchester City, has signed up Cisco as the official technology partner of the group

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has spoken out against plans to stage a LaLiga match between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid in Miami, US.

Global partnership marketing agency Lagardère Plus has been appointed by vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen to manage its hospitality and ticketing across its sponsorship portfolio in German football.

Data provider and media company Sportradar has been appointed by the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) to sell the media rights for the upcoming European qualifying competitions ahead of the Tokyo 2020…

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has initiated new rounds of bidding for both the domestic and international rights to the Copa del Rey tournament during the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has received new and amended bids for the next editions of its men’s and women’s World Cups after electing to reopen the process.

Bayern Munich has named Los Angeles-based personalized nutrition company Vejo as its official sports nutrition smart blending device in North America, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Organisers of the European Cricket League (ECL20) have announced that the club competition will return for a second season from May 31 to June 7, 2020

The Lagardère Sports agency has agreed a two-year extension to its partnership with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to remain one of the official hospitality agencies of Roland-Garros grand slam tournament …

Canal Plus, the French pay-TV broadcaster, is expected to soon finalise the sale of its broadcast rights to the 2020 Olympic Games to Eurosport, the Discovery-owned broadcaster that already holds the rights…

Spanish financial services company CaixaBank has agreed a two-season extension to its partnership with LaLiga football club RCD Mallorca

British Athletics has taken on sponsorship consultancy PHAR Partnerships to advise on the sale of its flagship Presenting Partner property from 2020

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group continues to pick up exclusive winter sports rights in the Nordics, agreeing a new deal until 2028 with the Infront agency for International Ice Hockey Federation…

Austrian pay-television broadcaster Sky has extended its rights deal for the eBundesliga, the official esports competition of the organising body of the top tier of domestic club football