Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports lifted its Italian Serie A blackout after reaching a financial compensation deal with the league and international rights distributor the IMG agency for lost exclusivity…
The IMG agency and Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, have reached an agreement over the remaining payments for international rights to Italian football’s t…
DAZN, the OTT streaming operator, has reached an agreement with Lega Serie A over the structure of its remaining payments this season for domestic broadcast rights to Italian football’s top flight, SportBusiness u…
Euroleague Basketball has cancelled the 2019-20 seasons of its two club competitions, the EuroLeague and EuroCup, with president and chief executive Jordi Bertomeu stating the move represents the most…
Clubs from Italy’s top-tier Serie A today voted to resume the competition on June 13, pending government approval, as the league continued to adopt a tough stance on payments by rights-holding broadcasters.
IMG has been selected as the first exclusive licensing agency for Ubisoft-developed video game franchises Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege in Europe and Asia.
Michael Ma, the chief executive of Endeavor China, is returning to the National Basketball Association to head up the major league’s operations in China.
Endeavor, the US-based sports and entertainment group whose assets include the IMG agency and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has finalised a $260m (€240.3
The IMG agency has united eight of its top tennis clients, including the Williams sisters and Naomi Osaka, with leading names from the world of sport, entertainment and fashion to launch a new virtual…
The suspension of Endeavor's initial public offering for the second time in two months raises important questions for sports media and marketing. Frank Dunne examines these questions.
The death of former Conmebol president Nicolás Leoz has brought South American football one step closer to closing the book on an era of corruption. As global agencies and investment funds are taking advantage of the power vacuum, Callum McCarthy examines the current landscape and asks if and when that book can be closed for good.
IMG Licensing says it has secured contracts with 25 Japanese licensees and 21 global licensees for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ben Cronin reports.
Euroleague Basketball's revenue has more than doubled over the past three seasons, and it's now expanding the competition across western Europe, Callum McCarthy delves into how the plan is being put into action.
Sports and entertainment group Endeavor is poised to make further cutbacks in response to the Covid-19 downturn
Plans to introduce electric cars into the World Rallycross Championship (World RX) have been hit with further delays, with 2022 now set to be the earliest the project will be implemented, while the World…
The FEI, the international federation for equestrian sport, has removed the paywall from its FEI.tv streaming platform and is also providing free archive footage to broadcasters
Credit ratings agency S&P Global this week downgraded Endeavor, owner of the IMG sports marketing agency and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, from "highly speculative" to "substantial risk"
This year’s World’s Strongest Man event in Bradenton, Florida has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event had been due to take place from May 20-24 but will now be held in November. Th
SNTV, the sports video news agency that is a joint venture between IMG and the Associated Press, has closed down its New York-based US operation, SportBusiness understands
The World Rallycross Championship (World RX) has become the latest motorsport championship to introduce an esports series to compensate for the lack of events during Covid-19
Endeavor, the talent agency and sports and entertainment group that owns sports marketing agency IMG, has laid off around 250 staff as the sports and film industries continue to be on shut down amid the…
Digital marketing and communications agency Unlimited has appointed Lee Gibbons, Northampton Saints’ former commercial director, to head up its sports and entertainment division, Sport Unlimited.
A fourth company has submitted a proposal for international rights to Brazilian football’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A from 2020 to 2024, SportBusiness understands.
A proposal from the IMG agency for international rights to Brazilian football’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A covers five seasons, from 2020 to 2024, but would provide no minimum guarantee payment to th…
The IMG agency is one of three companies understood to have been shortlisted ahead of the award of international rights to Brazilian football’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
SNTV, the sports video news agency, is to manage the new international YouTube channel for Japanese professional football’s J.League.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has struck a four-year deal with IMG for the agency to become its exclusive global licensing representative
German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the US stock car racing series Nascar for the next three years
The International Table Tennis Federation has decided against awarding its commercial rights wholesale to an agency in its next cycle, and will instead use a combination of in-house expertise and agency…
Subscription streaming service DAZN has added the Coupe de France to its football rights properties in German-speaking countries
The IMG agency has secured a discount on its payment for the international rights to Serie A worth €30m ($33.3
Subscription OTT platform DAZN has agreed a deal to broadcast the top three levels of MotoGP racing for the 2020 and 2021 seasons
Italian public broadcaster Rai has acquired a free-to-air rights package for the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2023. The deal gives Rai the first pick of matches on each matchday
Online retail giant Amazon has recruited Tim Wood, a long-serving executive at the IMG agency, as its head of business affairs, sport at Prime Video Europe
The seven betting companies that acquired FA Cup streaming rights in the UK from the IMG agency have expressed their willingness for matches to be streamed free of charge elsewhere
The English Football Association has said it will review its strategy on the sale of betting streaming rights to the FA Cup when its existing six-year agreement with the IMG agency expires at the end of…
The International Table Tennis Federation is close to announcing a Chinese investor as its long-term partner as part of a wider commercial overhaul, SportBusiness understands