Europe

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the US stock car racing series Nascar for the next three years

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus posted another decline in subscriber numbers in France in 2019, although the rate of decrease slowed, according to parent company Vivendi’s year-end results.

Turkish billionaire Enver Yücel has completed the purchase of British Basketball League side Plymouth Raiders for an undisclosed amount.

Spanish media rights and production agency Mediapro has agreed to a further €1.1m ($1.2m) contribution to women’s football in Spain in order to ensure that salary contributions are met.

LaLiga North America has teamed up with FanWide, a website that shows sports fans the closest match-watch party or fan community event at sports bars across the US

Scottish Squash has named Marc Hope, the experienced sponsorship rights sales executive, as a non-executive director with responsibility for financial and commercial areas

Spanish LaLiga football side Atlético Madrid has announced the launch of its own esports outfit, in collaboration with the existing Movistar Riders team, which is part-owned by Spanish telecoms giant …

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has signalled his intention to step up the use of video assistant referees in the top-tier Serie A and revealed that a challenge system could be implemented in the…

Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona has teamed up with blockchain-based fan engagement company Chiliz, through which fans can interact via the Socios.com voting and rewards platform

Why Premier League side Wolves has engaged Ipsos Retail Performance's footfall-counting technology in its club megastore. 

Signing Japanese international Takumi Minamino will be a boon for Liverpool's commercial activity in Asia, but the club's strategy to become number one in the region goes beyond a single signing. John Duerden reports.

The World Snooker Tour revealed a new corporate identity and name at the start of this year as it marked ten years of ownership by Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sport. The rebrand is intended to see it towards another decade of international growth, with China, India and the Middle East on snooker's radar.

After a nine-year stint at London's O2 Arena, the NBA is taking its annual European regular-season game to the French capital, in a match-up between the Hornets and Bucks. Going forward, the event will be taken around the continent, moving from city to city on a regular basis. Bob Williams reports.

UK Athletics has named Joanna Adams as its new chief executive, while Chris Clark has confirmed that he will be stepping down from his role as chair of the national governing body

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

Former StubHub parent intends to shift sale proceeds into share buybacks

The Lagardère Sports agency is to distribute the international broadcast rights to the USL Championship and USL League One, the second- and third-tier US soccer leagues, respectively.

Spanish airline Iberia has become a sponsor of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) after an agreement was announced in Madrid

Obstacle-racing company Spartan has completed its acquisition of the UK affiliate of Tough Mudder, announcing that the takeover will allow the mass-participation company to run a full schedule of events…

UK Athletics is set to be met with a fresh challenge, with public-service broadcaster the BBC reportedly only keen to extend its rights deal with the embattled organisation on significantly reduced terms

Boels-Dolmans Team, the powerhouse outfit of women’s cycling, has secured its long-term future with Belgian HR services provider SD Worx signing on as its new main sponsor.

The new McLaren Racing car for the 2020 Formula 1 season has revealed the next iteration of “dynamic branding” associated with the team’s extended and expanded deal with new principal partner British Ameri…

The Japanese Football Association is opening an office in Europe to support its players in the continent

Italian football giants Juventus have expanded and extended their naming rights and sponsorship contract with global financial services company Allianz. The new deal is worth €103.1

The French Professional Football League (LFP) is considering the US and Ivory Coast as possible hosts of this year’s Trophée des Champions, the annual match between the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France winners.

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,…

European football’s governing body, Uefa, has signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South American counterpart Conmebol which could lead to the resumption of intercontinental competitions b…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports has acquired exclusive rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in the UK and Ireland in a three-year deal from 2020 to 2022.

International media group Discovery has finalised a new multi-year carriage deal with telecoms operator Telenor across the Nordic region, adding the distribution of the Dplay streaming offering into the…

Tipico, the Malta-based betting operator, has renewed its title sponsorship rights agreement with the Austrian Bundesliga until the end of the 2020-21 season

Spain’s Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF) has heavily criticised the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after it was alleged that the governing body had sold the rights to the Copa de la Rein…

At least 18 European Broadcasting Union (EBU) members will show coverage of the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) Biathlon World Championships, which get underway in Antholz Anterselva, Italy today (…

The general assembly of Belgium’s Pro League today decided to award domestic media rights to subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards, but resistance from two members has prevented t…

Liverpool Football Club has announced that it is planning to begin the next phase of the expansion of its Anfield Stadium later this year, with completion scheduled for the start of the 2021-22 Premier…

The Spring Media agency has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast rights to floorball’s Swedish Super League from 2020-21 to 2024-25.

Insurance brand Allianz is poised to end its Principal Partner deal with English rugby club Saracens one year early because of the salary cap scandal engulfing the club

French pay-television broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports have announced the formal completion of their exclusive distribution and Ligue 1 sub-licensing deal