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Details of an electric powerboat championship backed by Alejandro Agag, the founder of electric vehicle racing series Formula E, and Rodi Basso, former director of motorsport at McLaren, have been announced,…

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has agreed to provide online coverage of inter-county championship matches that are not being shown by Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ and pay-television broadcaster …

UK-based sports marketing agency Pitch International has unveiled a reshuffle of its media and advisory leadership team, including the promotion of Guy Le Grew to the newly-created position of chief revenue…

All live matches from Italian basketball’s Serie A are to be marketed to international broadcasters for the first time in the two-year agreement with SN1 Trading, the rights arm of Munich-based consultancy S…

Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top tier of Italian club football, has set a deadline of September 30 for private equity bids to be submitted for a stake in its new media-rights business, it is…

Major League Soccer and Pluto TV, the free, ad-supported streaming service owned by US media group ViacomCBS, have announced a multiyear extension of their content agreement.

Russian social media platforms VK and Odnoklassniki, owned by Russian internet company Mail

Longtime rightsholder agrees to 65 per cent average annual fee increase

With the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball all approaching their offseasons at the same time due to Covid-19, US regional sports networks are facing an extended programming drought of live pro team sports during the fourth quarter of 2020.

SportBusiness gathered a panel of experts at the All That Matters Online 2020 conference to discuss the challenges being faced in the sports media rights sector.

ESPN is putting on major marketing effort to promote its new media-rights deal with German top flight league while also focusing on wider long-term content initiatives. Bob Williams reports

NBCUniversal is actively looking to utilize NBC Sports' premium properties to attract subscribers to its new streaming service and help differentiate the platform from its rivals in the crowded and competitive direct-to-consumer marketplace.

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 is to show widespread coverage of the country’s top handball and ice hockey leagues with matches produced using automated cameras.

The Professional Fighters League has announced a strategic content and distribution deal with California-based sports media company WAVE.tv. As part of the agreement, WAVE

The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG) has signed two co-operation agreements with state media company China Media Group

Lega Basket Serie A, the governing body for Italian basketball’s top division, has finalised a three-year agreement with Infront that affords the agency the title of exclusive marketing, sponsorship a…

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has agreed a season-long rights deal with Greek Super League club Panathinaikos

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has signed a rights deal with the World Padel Tour

Pro14 Rugby has stated it is in “early discussions” with SA Rugby to expand the number of South African franchises in the cross-border league, while it has introduced a Monday Night Rugby concept for the…

The English Premier League is facing demands for rebates from Asian broadcasters over the rescheduling of matches to evening kick-off times to suit UK-based fans

Australian motor-racing series Supercars has announced new five-year domestic media-rights deals with pay-television broadcaster Foxtel and free-to-air broadcaster the Seven Network, for the 2021 to 2025…

The United Soccer League Championship final will become the first game in league history to air on the main ESPN channel, it has been announced

The Team Marketing agency has initiated its first Uefa club competitions media-rights sales processes in nearly seven months, inviting bids from broadcasters in Italy and also sub-Saharan Africa for the…

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has rebranded as Blue+ as part of an overhaul put in place by owner Swisscom, the telecoms operator

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has won back rights to Finland’s national team matches in a wider agreement that also includes the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Uefa European Championship.

Spanish media giant Mediapro is in “advanced negotiations” with private equity firms Bain Capital and NB Renaissance Partners to join their bid for a stake in Serie A’s new media-rights business, accor…

Norwegian pay-television provider Canal Digital is upping the price for access to premium sports channels from TV2 amid higher rights costs paid by the commercial and pay-television broadcaster.

English Premier League clubs are mulling over whether they will allow season-ticket holders to watch non-televised matches, after the UK government decided not to allow fans back into stadiums next month…

OneFootball, the German-based digital platform, has signed off on a sponsorship and content deal with VBET that will see the online betting company’s services integrated within its Brazilian platform.

Saran Media Group, the Istanbul-based media-rights agency, has acquired rights in Turkey to club and national team competitions organised by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV)

Global sports subscription service and media company DAZN Group has extended a distribution agreement with media group Discovery for the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels for three years, while also adding Switzerland…

The Indian Premier League's opening match this year drew a viewership of 200m on television on digital platforms, a BCCI official has said, quoting figures from India's official audience research bureau…

Spanish telecoms operator Telefónica has renewed its exclusive domestic broadcast rights agreement with Liga ACB, the top tier of Spanish basketball, for another three seasons.

Foxtel chief executive Patrick Delany has said the Australian pay-television operator has hit record levels of sports subscribers as it recovers from the damage inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic

Internet services provider Veon Holding is looking at acquiring the international OTT streaming platform Megogo, according to reports in Russia.

Domestic viewing figures for the Tour de France remained strong on both France Télévisions, the public-service broadcaster, and Eurosport, the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster, despite the shifting o…