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This weekend’s final regular-season event from the International Swimming League, the new franchise-based competition, is to be streamed live by the BBC, the UK public-service broadcaster.

UK subscription broadcaster Premier Sports has widened its reach by agreeing a carriage deal with streaming service netgem.tv. The tie-up will allow netgem

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has insisted that it is ready to broadcast Euro 2020 matches on Sport TV+, its channel available without a subscription, although talks with free-to-air broadcasters…

Labour has said the Cricket World Cup will be added to the UK’s ‘crown jewel’ list of sporting events reserved for broadcast on free-to-air television, if the party returns to power in next month’s general…

Canadian pay-television sports broadcasters TSN and RDS have today (Thursday) agreed a long-term extension to their rights deals with the Canadian Football League

Carsten Schmidt, chief executive of Sky Deutschland, is to leave his position at the end of this year and will be replaced by a Devesh Raj, a former executive at Comcast, the US-based media giant that…

Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for media and data rights distribution to a host of UK racecourses, has reported a “hugely encouraging” uptake from broadcasters for the International Tro…

Player-driven media platform becomes part of diverse digital media holding company

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights to this weekend’s final of the Copa Libertadores, the South American Football Confederation’s (Conmebol’s) leading club competition. T

Surveys show that public attitudes to content piracy are positive and ingrained in Southeast Asia. Kelvin Tan asks broadcasters and rights-holders what can be done to head off a growing problem.

The Maryland-based owner of local TV stations has rapidly become a major player in the US sports media landscape, and has aggressive goals for more growth.

A greater variety of sports are now available due to OTT offerings but OTT rights fees still fall well short of those paid by linear TV companies. Eric Fisher asks how soon it will be before live streaming makes up the majority of the sports media landscape, if ever.

Jon Tibbs, chairman and founder of JTA considers the impact of The Athletic’s first move outside its US homeland.

South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has agreed a multi-year rights deal with US wrestling promotion Impact

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has agreed a two-season extension to its rights deal with the DTM domestic touring cars series. ProSiebenSat

Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nine has named Brent Williams as its new director of sport

Regional sports network NBC Sports Philadelphia is expanding its alternative sports betting-focused broadcasts for Philadelphia 76ers games with a 10-game slate during the 2019-20 season.

The Asociación de Clubes Españoles de Baloncesto (ACB), which organises the top tier of club basketball in Spain, has signed a wide-ranging collaboration agreement with Ningbo Weilburg Tianshan Investment M…

OTT sports streaming platform DAZN has acquired rights in Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Germany to this weekend’s heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz.

Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), has refused a request from the Lagardère Sports agency to address the recent termination of the two parties’ agreement at the or…

Content on the Olympic Channel is now available in the Hindi language, and the media platform has added material aimed at Indian audiences

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has budgeted a total of CHF30.2m (€27.1m/$30m) in commercial revenues in 2020, with the lion’s share continuing to stem from sponsorship agreements.

The newly-launched Esports Pro League (ESPL) has signed a broadcast partnership with eGG Network, Southeast Asia’s largest esports television channel.

Discovery-owned Eurosport is in talks with pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus to sublicense some of the latter’s rights to the Pro D2, France’s second-tier rugby union club competition, SportBusiness Med…

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has filed a claim for damages against the IMG-Reliance agency after the Indian company pulled out of a production agreement for the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition…

Indonesian public-service broadcaster TVRI has acquired rights for this year's inaugural 8 Hours of Sepang motorcycle racing event, in a deal with Eurosport Events, the commercial rights-holder of the…

Veteran TV executive Molly Solomon will lead NBC’s Olympics coverage, starting with the 2020 Tokyo Games, after being promoted to executive president and producer of the network’s Olympics unit. T

Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE has returned to the idea of converting its dedicated sports channel, Teledeporte, into an OTT platform, it has been reported

Sports data and technology company Genius Sports has been selected by the Dutch Basketball League (DBL) to launch its first live streaming and data platform

Volleyball’s CEV Champions League has received an exposure boost in France, after a deal was struck with the French Olympic Committee’s ‘Sport in France’ channel. The

The debut season of MotoGP coverage on Canal Plus attracted an average audience of 412,000 subscribers for races taking place during the early afternoon timeslot, the French pay-TV broadcaster has said

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has secured exclusive live rights in the UK to the Masters after extending its deal with the US golf major’s organiser, Augusta National.

Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF agreed a new multi-faceted deal with the Infront agency for rights to European Handball Federation, International Ice Hockey Federation and International Skating…

Broadcast rights in France to handball’s men’s and women’s European Championships have been retained by pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports. F

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have expanded their commitment to the DEL, the country’s national ice hockey league, by agreeing a new sublicensing deal with rights-holder Deutsche Telekom, t…

UK telco BT is planning to raise the price of its sports channels after the renewal of broadcast rights to Uefa club competitions contract for the 2021-24 cycle, it has been reported

Spanish agency and production group Mediapro has become the latest media company to announce it will not pursue rights to the Supercopa club football competition, following its switch to Saudi Arabia