Media

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has agreed a deal to be the exclusive broadcaster in the country for Australian Racing Group and Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship events in 2021

Marron Media, the Australia-based sports media agency co-founded by former International Cricket Council media rights manager Lara Richards, has struck a five-year deal to distribute live rights to Nicaraguan…

Subscription broadcaster Eleven has retained rights to mixed martial arts’ Ultimate Fighting Championship in a ‘multi-year’ agreement. T

The Ekstraklasa, the top tier of club football in Poland, has signed a new rights deal in the Balkan region with pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport

This year’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which takes place in the US city of Miami, will be aired in major markets around the world after rights distribution agency H…

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a series of international media-rights deals covering cricket played in the country during the 2021 to 2023 period

The Brooklyn Nets' formation of a superstar Big 3 in James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant has led to an immediate ratings spike for regional sports network YES Network

The executive board of France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) has approved the issuing of a domestic broadcast rights auction for the top-tier Top 14 in a sales process launched in the same week as t…

IMG has re-committed to Sport 24, its in-flight and in-ship channel business, in a long-term extension to its agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic,…

The Premier League usually auctions its domestic media rights halfway through its three-season cycle, but Covid has uprooted its plans. Callum McCarthy examines the likely bidders and the league's hopes for an uplift in the value of the rights.

Media technology solutions company MediaKind has carried out a comprehensive survey of 40 rights-holders to understand their direct-to-consumer services. In this sponsored video interview, the company's head of product for D2C Video Solutions Dheeraj Ravula and Lisa Aussieker, VP and head of marketing and communications, discuss some of the key finding of the research.

Nickelodeon's broadcast of the NFL wild card game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears represents the latest – and most technically-advanced – attempt yet by the NFL and its media partners to attract younger fans.

The executive board of France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) has approved the issuing of a domestic broadcast rights auction for the top-tier Top 14 in a sales process launched in the same week as t…

IMG has re-committed to Sport 24, its in-flight and in-ship channel business, in a long-term extension to its agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic,…

Online retail giant Amazon secured almost half of all new UK subscriptions to streaming services in the final quarter of last year, according to new data. The UK witnessed almost 1

A broadcast rights deal has been negotiated in Poland for the ongoing IHF World Men’s Handball Championship after TVP, the country’s public broadcaster, and the Sportfive agency had been unable to str…

Uefa club competition rights in Iceland will be shared between the Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group and media company Sýn, from the 2021-22 season onwards.

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO), the not-for-profit entity that represents the body of professional triathletes, has recruited experienced outside broadcast director and producer Martin…

DAZN, the OTT subscription platform, and telco Telefónica have signed a sprawling alliance that could change the face of Spain’s sports broadcasting landscape, beginning with an exclusive sublicensing de…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has extended its rights deal for men’s tennis’ ATP Cup, securing live pay-television rights to this year’s tournament in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. S

The value of global sports media rights took a significant hit in 2020 as the impact of Covid-19 becomes apparent, the latest SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report has found

League, networks bounce back somewhat from Wild Card round

The Mediapro agency has ‘opened talks’ with LaLiga, the governing body of Spain’s top two professional football tiers, over a reduction in its rates for rights to broadcast matches in public spaces. T

The domestic broadcast rights invitation to tender issued last night by France’s Professional Football League (LFP) includes the requirement for a bank guarantee from bidders and a shareholder guarantee, w…

RMC Sport, the French subscription broadcaster owned by telco Altice, has signed a new rights deal for mixed martial arts’ Ultimate Fighting Championship in the wake of the lifting of the MMA broadcast b…

The English Premier League will continue to make available all its matches for broadcast in the UK until at least the last weekend of February

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ posted a net deficit of €7.2m ($8.7m) for 2019, according to its recently released annual report. The broadcaster’s deficit for the previous year stood at €13m. RTÉ’s

Specialist digital agency Seven League has released its third annual Digital Trends in Sport report, predicting a rise in innovative viewing practices, a diversification in the ways broadcasts are offered,…

International broadcaster Eurosport has renewed a swathe of broadcast rights to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) events in 2021 in a deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting…

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has launched its invitation to tender for domestic broadcast rights for the remainder of the 2020-24 cycle after the collapse of its previous contract with a…

The Tencent Cloud division of Chinese digital media company Tencent has agreed a deal with World Rowing to provide global live streaming of the federation’s upcoming World Indoor Championships.

NBC Sports has announced that it will begin to integrate PointsBet odds into gameplay of its free-to-play sports gaming app NBC Sports Predictor

"Sunday Night Baseball" announcer team remains in place amid MLB rights negotiations

Broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand have been asked to lodge their first-round bids for Uefa Champions League rights by the middle of next month following the launch of the sales process by the Team…

Sports technology entrepreneur Aidan Cooney and Geltis, the Swedish private investment company, are among a group of new investors in Sportway, the Swedish automated production and live streaming firm…

Former ESPN colleagues John Skipper and Dan Le Batard have officially formed a new content company called Meadowlark Media.