Europe

Swedish cable television operator Com Hem has today (Thursday) claimed its carriage dispute with telco Telia “is not a matter of price”, after the country’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV4, and siste…

Streaming service DAZN and public-service broadcaster ZDF have picked up the remaining packages of Uefa Champions League rights in Germany for the new cycle, from 2021-22 to 2023-24

Canal Plus, the French pay-TV broadcaster, has added a package of Uefa Europa League rights to its recently-acquired rights to the top-tier Champions League from 2021-22 to 2023-24

World Rugby has appointed Michel Poussau as the General Manager for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has reached an agreement with Sportdeutschland

German Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf is to market its sponsorship, stadium advertising and hospitality rights in-house from the 2020-21 season onwards after opting against renewing its agreement …

Andrew Ryan, the executive director of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), has called on global governments to help sports governing bodies crack down on Russia's state-sponsored …

Media services company Red Bee has teamed up with Fox Sports Netherlands to provide the pay-television broadcaster with IP-based Master Control Room (MCR) services

Whisper Films has reportedly renewed its Formula One production contract with free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco have all invested in Rocket League esports, but the business case for doing so is shaky at best. Callum McCarthy examines an esport with huge, unfulfilled potential.

Opticians brand Specsavers used its title sponsorship of this summer’s Ashes series to focus on the resonances between its products and Test cricket, while a quick response to a Ben Stokes tweet showed the value in reactive marketing. Adam Nelson reports.

Media rights increases for the Uefa Champions League in the UK, US and France have vindicated Team Marketing's decision to start its sales process early in these markets. But the agency won't be getting carried away just yet, writes Frank Dunne.

The ever-growing influence of Europe’s top-five leagues is squeezing the life out of professional football in Europe’s lowlands. Callum McCarthy examines the commercial pros and cons of a merger between the Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian Pro League.

Mineral wool products manufacturer Rockwool Group has been unveiled as the presenting sponsor of a new Danish SailGP team, which will enter the fledgling sailing series in 2020

Brazilian bank Banco BMG has signed as a regional partner of LaLiga club FC Barcelona for the next three years

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has responded ‘fully and robustly’ to legal action taken against it by some of its most notable athletes.

Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai has become a minority investor in G2 Esports, one of the top European esports teams, through a $10m (€9m) investment in the organisation.

The organising committee for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo has been officially created.

Christine Scheil, managing director of Sky Österreich, will leave her position on December 31, with Neal O’Rourke, chief finance and strategy officer at sister company Sky Ireland, replacing her at th…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that the 1st Central County Ground in Hove and Lord’s Cricket Ground in London will host the inaugural women’s and men’s finals respectively of it…

The Austrian Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (ÖBSV) has agreed a new sponsorship deal with online fashion retailer herrenausstatter.de.

ESPN Player, the OTT platform of pay-television broadcaster ESPN, will broadcast NHL ice hockey in 61 nations across Europe and Africa thanks to a new rights agreement announced today (Tuesday)

Widespread free-to-air coverage in Europe of the Fifa Club World Cup has been ensured through a new rights agreement with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union

The Irish Football Association (IFA) has signed up Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager as title sponsor to its leading cup competition.

75.1 million people will have visited a live UK sports event in 2019, breaking the record for the country and making it the only place in the world where sporting attendances exceed the population

French lottery FDJ has signed as a domestic sponsor of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris

Russia appears set to challenge the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) decision to ban the country from the international sports community for four years, with President Vladimir Putin stating “political con…

Media company Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has said it will take a SEK700m (€66.3m/$73.4

Online retail giant Amazon has picked up a package of exclusive Uefa Champions League rights in Germany for the new 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle

Italian telcomms operator TIM has secured full coverage of Serie A, the top division of domestic club football, after finalising a distribution agreement with subscription OTT platform DAZN

Italian Serie A club Juventus has partnered with Astralis Group, one of the world's most successful esports organisations, to create a new esports team

Canal Plus and beIN Sports, the French pay-TV broadcasters, have unveiled the details of a proposed exclusive distribution and sublicensing agreement, including the on-sale of French Ligue 1 broadcast…

Anthony Joshua’s victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. in their world heavyweight rematch broke the pay-per-view record for pay-television broadcaster Sky, according to the British boxer’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

Ascot Racecourse has become the latest venue to join Oak View Group’s International Venue Alliance, with a focus on attracting international sponsors to the horse racing track.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has signed up healthy food brand Whole Earth as a Official Supplier of Team GB ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games

The organising committee of the 2020 winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne has signed up supermarket chain Coop Suisse Romande as an official partner of the event

Paolo Barelli, the president of the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), aquatics’ European body, has expressed his confidence in the sport’s European Championships in Rome being part of Munich’s 2022 m…