Media

Video streaming platform TikTok will provide live coverage of a sports event in the UK for the first time after agreeing a deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to cover this weekend’s Billie Jean King C…

Dispute grows between measurement agency, TV networks

Formula 1 has announced that it will roll out the first of six new real-time racing statistics at this weekend’s grand prix in Imola, Italy, to enhance broadcast coverage of the motor-racing championship’s 202…

Invicta Fighting Championship, the US women’s mixed martial arts promotion, has been acquired by media company Anthem Sports & Entertainment in a deal that will grant it US television exposure for the f…

Belgian top-tier football club Standard Liège has reportedly become the first in the country to agree a deal that gives it an upfront payment in exchange for future television rights income.

Media group Globo has secured free-to-air, pay-television and pay-per-view rights to the home matches of Brazilian top-tier club Cuiabá.

Indonesian state-owned broadcaster TVRI has signed a deal with electric motor racing series Formula E to show the remaining races of the 2020-21 World Championship

Chinese football-focused digital platform Dongqiudi has acquired non-exclusive live streaming rights for the Chinese Super League in a three-season deal starting with the upcoming 2021 season

Kayo Sports, the subscription streaming platform of Australian pay-television operator Foxtel, will stream local sports competitions free of charge via its Kayo Freebies service

Lega Serie B has informed broadcasters in Italy of the prices assigned to the non-exclusive rights packages available in its newly-launched domestic rights tender that spans the 2021-24 period

Česká Televize, the public-service broadcaster in the Czech Republic, has retained rights to European club football’s second-tier Uefa Europa League from 2021-22 to 2023-24.

Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk will broadcast its match with Dynamo Kyiv this weekend to an international audience on its own pay-per-view service

Organisers of cycling’s Vuelta a España have announced it will be the first of the sport’s ‘grand tours’ to have an official account on Twitch, the Amazon-owned online streaming platform. La V

Major League Soccer expansion team Charlotte FC has announced its inaugural local broadcast partnerships with three Cox Media Group-owned stations, including WSOC-TV (ABC Charlotte), WAXN (TV64), and …

Sports data and technology company Genius Sports has signed an exclusive international streaming and data rights deal with Japanese basketball’s B.League.

The Matchroom events agency has launched a live streaming mobile app developed by StreamAMG, the sports streaming and technology company, and also introduced a monthly subscription option for the service

TrillerNet, parent company of AI-driven short video social app Triller, has completed what it calls its “360-degree content engine” by agreeing a deal to acquire combat sports-focused media company FIT…