Media

French pay-TV broadcaster Canal Plus is making ultra high-definition coverage of the entirety of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and two English Premier League matches per week available to its subscribers

German telco Deutsche Telekom is reportedly facing problems in selling its stake in its Romanian subsidiary, Telekom Romania, as rival telco RCS & RDS look to navigate around any anti-competitive issues

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has struck a last-minute agreement with the IMG agency for selected radio rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicked off on Friday

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven is said to be in advanced talks over a rights deal for fledgling motor-racing series TCR Australia and S5000

The Bolivian Football Federation is progressing with its media-rights sales process for the country’s top-tier football league, launching an invitation to tender process.

OTT operator YuppTV has acquired digital streaming rights across a host of markets for India’s home cricket international matches in the 2019-20 season.

New Zealand telco Spark suffered technical problems during its live stream of the All Blacks' opening Rugby World Cup game against South Africa on Saturday that interrupted viewing for several thousand…

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has agreed media-rights deals for the women's softball Asia/Oceania 2020 Summer Olympics qualifier tournament with FloSports in North America and Eleven Sports…

Discovery, the media group that owns Eurosport, has strengthened its golf team as it continues to enhance its OTT platform GolfTV, recruiting media rights executive Tim Lunn from Lagardère Sports.

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.

Tom Hill, chief commercial officer, World Rugby speaks exclusively to SportBusiness about the commercial programme for the 2019 World Cup in Japan

Adam Nelson reports on how the International Cricket Council revamped its broadcast coverage ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, focusing on storytelling to attract new audiences and break digital engagement records

Saul Shtein has left his role as head of sport at Australian commercial broadcaster Seven

German telco Deutsche Telekom has reportedly acquired all rights to the 2024 Uefa European Championship, displacing long-term media partners for the tournament public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF

Liverpool FC has extended its partnership with Turner Sports, in which exclusive content from in-house channel LCTV will be distributed in the United States via Turner's sports streaming service B/R Live

Sports marketing agency Pitch International has added Austin Houlihan, currently the director of the Deloitte Sports Business Group, to its senior management team

Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara

Broadcast rights in France to the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League will hit the market next month as the Team Marketing agency begins the sales process for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has teamed up with the Onefootball digital platform to deliver European football coverage to users of the latter’s app in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has reopened the debate over the ‘crown jewels’ legislation governing sporting events reserved for broadcast on free-to-air television in …

Fight sports streaming platform FITE will offer pay-per-view coverage in several markets around the world of ONE Championship's ONE: CENTURY event in Tokyo on Sunday, October 13

Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a deal with Special Olympics Unified Sports to extend their broadcast agreement until 2027

Financially stricken South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has said that 83 per cent of the ZAR483m (€29.7m / $32.9

Content Arena, the online media rights trading platform, has secured fresh investment and a commitment of expertise from DAZN chief business development officer John Gleasure and Sportradar head of innovation…

OTT programmer to be integrated into offerings for both Internet-only and traditional cable subscribers

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has retained highlights rights to golf’s Ryder Cup and has added coverage of the finale of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, under a…

Danish quadruple play service provider YouSee has announced that it will remove all Discovery Networks-owned channels from its regular television packages at the end of the year

UK sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has secured a four-year contract to become the host broadcast partner of the World Rugby Sevens Series

Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport has acquired European Handball Federation club and national team events across the Balkan region in a new four-year deal

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has followed up its Copa del Rey broadcast rights invitation to tender in European Union countries by initiating the sales process in the rest of the world

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More has secured exclusive rights to the domestic Elite Speedway Series from next year

French commercial broadcaster M6 has acquired multi-platform rights to Quinté+ horse-racing in the country in a deal that will run to at least June 2020.

A new esports network has launched with the backing of a number of high-profile names from within the industry, including Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin

The board of the French Football League (LFP) has opted to suspend future editions of the Coupe de la Ligue, the French league cup competition, given waning interest among broadcasters for the property

Subscription over-the-top platform DAZN has agreed a deal with Italian Serie A team Inter Milan for the club’s in-house television content to appear online.