BT Sport has struck a deal with Premiership Rugby that will see it air every game that is played behind closed doors for the rest of the season after the league’s resumption. 

Belarusian telecoms operator Beltelecom has retained broadcast rights to the country’s top-tier ice hockey league in a new agreement with the Belarusian Ice Hockey Association (BIHA).

Football media platform OneFootball is to broadcast free coverage of Korea’s K League to users in France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Brazil in a deal with Sportradar, the agency that was last year appointed t…

DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, has undertaken a reshuffle of its executive team and will look to develop more non-live content as it continues to respond to the sizeable…

Kevin Durant's business company Thirty Five Ventures has partnered with premium podcast company Cadence13 to create The Boardroom Podcast Network.

Prominent media company misses analyst targets

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has extended its rights deal with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to cover domestic women’s club competitions.

LaLiga has finalised an agreement for the sale of its French-language media rights in sub-Saharan Africa with pay-television broadcaster StarTimes

Uefa has commissioned German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland to produce the crowd noise sound effects for this month’s Champions League and Europa League ‘Final 8’ tournaments. W

SportBusiness reports back from the APOS 2020 Virtual Series, the online incarnation of the leading Asia-Pacific media, telecoms and entertainment industry conference hosted by Media Partners Asia.

SportBusiness speaks to Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer of BT Sport, who says that in the light of Covid-19, remote production points the way towards the broadcaster’s future

The business of Brazilian club football is a minefield at the best of times, but a temporary change to the law by the country’s president Jair Bolsonaro has made it even trickier, especially for dominant media giant, Globo.

What previously were just MLB practice sessions unseen by fans have become an important source of content for clubs and their regional sports networks, and have helped broadcast production crews prepare for the regular season

Subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports is plotting a return to the UK, albeit via an entirely different model to the one adopted during the short-lived entry to the market that was ultimately scuppered…

Richard FitzGerald has stepped down as chief executive of Racecourse Media Group, the media and data rights holding company for 34 British racecourses, after nearly 12 years in the position

Chinese tech giant Tencent is said to be pressing for a merger of China’s biggest game-streaming platforms Huya and DouYu.

Streaming platform DAZN has exited its deal in Brazil for the Copa Sudamericana competition, following on from the news that it has dropped the Italian Serie A from its programming output in the South…

Esports organisations DreamHack and ESL have agreed a new three-year broadcast deal in Brazil, awarding rights to commercial broadcaster Globo and entertainment streaming platform Omelete

A dramatic fall in advertising caused by the Covid-19 pandemic led to a 23-per-cent drop in second-quarter revenues at the international division of Discovery, the US-based media group that owns pan-European…

Mixed martial arts organization Professional Fighters League has launched a new direct-to-consumer streaming service, called the PFL MMA app

German automotive manufacturer Mercedes has launched a dedicated channel on, the OTT streaming platform operated by digital media group Motorsport Network

US media company NBCUniversal is set to lay off a number of employees amid restructuring plans and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Indonesian OTT and pay-television platform Mola TV has acquired media rights for German Bundesliga football in a five-year deal from 2020-21 to 2024-25, SportBusiness can reveal

The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming success during the last quarter, in part through ESPN+, help counter what was otherwise a historically poor quarter for the company.

France’s new Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot has temporarily reprieved public broadcaster France Télévisions’ France 4 channel from closure. F

The Asian Football Confederation has agreed a media-rights deal in five central Asian countries with the Saran Media agency

World TeamTennis's quarantined summer tournament at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia ended on a high note with record domestic television ratings for the event's finals at the weekend

Russian agency Telesport has agreed a multi-year deal to broadcast the mixed martial arts promotion Professional Fighters League

French commercial broadcaster TF1 is to offer its coverage of the 2019-20 Uefa Champions League final in ultra high-definition, as part of an expanded commitment to the format

Online betting operator Bwin has secured betting streaming rights in Belgium to the country’s top-tier Jupiler Pro League as part of a wider sponsorship agreement.

Alternate broadcast will feature odds, expert analysis

The Croatian Football Association (HNS) has finalised a 10-year broadcast rights and production deal with the UK-based company Endorphin Magine Ltd, a newly-created entity with links to Swedish OTT solutions…

Esports organisations ESL and DreamHack have agreed a rights deal with Chinese streaming platform DouYu

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has renewed its exclusive free-to-air broadcast rights deal for British horse-racing events until 2023 after protracted negotiations

The Norwegian branch of international media group Discovery has appointed Morten Johannessen as its new sports director following on from a stint serving as acting director of sport for the last year

Subscription streaming service DAZN has signed off on its acquisition of Uefa Champions League rights in Germany for the new three-season cycle, from 2021-22 to 2023-24

The CAA Eleven agency is to offer broadcasters the opportunity to bid for rights to both the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Uefa European Championship tournaments, SportBusiness understands, as it goes…