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Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league is partnering with media production company Endemol to create a planned reality show basketball tournament amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Matchroom Sport’s Barry Hearn is continuing to look at ways to stage live sports events behind closed doors despite the UK being in a state of ‘lockdown’ due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. H

Željko Karajica, a leading figure in the German sports media-rights industry, has taken up a position as consultant to #loggedinfestival, the new online esports platform. Karajica recently left ProSiebenSat.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo is facing up to the prospect of having to renegotiate advertising deals worth a reported R$580m (€103.6m/$113.7

Fifa’s chief commercial officer Simon Thomas has said the decision by the governing body to take its audiovisual archive services in-house has enabled it to offer more than 30 historic matches free of c…

Italian football’s Serie A registered a 13.5-per-cent increase in revenues during the 2018-19 season, in part thanks to improved media-rights revenues.

Motor cycling’s MotoGP has announced the launch of a virtual racing competition involving star riders from the series.

Six Moroccan football clubs are lobbying the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), the sport’s governing body in the North African country, over a broadcast rights payment, it is claimed.

The Malaysian Football League had a tough 2019, which saw clubs suffering revenue shortfalls after two big commercial partners backed out of their deals. In the wake of making some significant commercial deals starting in 2020, Kevin McCullagh talks to MFL's chief commercial officer, Winnie Chan, about how the league is trying to recover.

DAZN and Eleven are striving to please consumers with their flexible, multi-platform, low-cost products. But they are finding that fans generally want sports content the way they've always had it: live and in their living room.

The English Premier League’s plans for an OTT service are focused on the Asian market, but the sheer variation in market conditions means existing OTT broadcasters are still figuring their way in the region.

Gerrit Meier, the global managing director of Red Bull Media House, the media and content arm of the energy drinks brand, is to leave the company, according to reports in Austria

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has made moves to retain subscribers during the sporting season’s enforced shutdown by providing subscribers with a wider range of entertainment content in the w…

US-based media group Discovery has borrowed $500m (€456.9m) under its credit facility as it seeks to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The International Cricket Council has become the latest sports body to open up its archive of match footage and programming to its broadcast rights-holders amid the ongoing effect of the Covid-19 pandemic

Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) is to launch Viaplay in Iceland on April 1, meaning its OTT streaming service will be available in all five Nordic countries

Atrium Sports, the automated video and data sports production company, has recruited Robert Blaszczak as its commercial operations director

Fox Sports Italia is set to cease its web operations at the end of the month, almost two years after its television operation shut down in Italy

Barcelona-based rights and production group Mediapro has filed for a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) which the business has said will affect as many as 1,200 of its employees

Slovakian public-service broadcaster RTVS has delayed the launch of its sports channel on a reluctance to enter into further financial commitments during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak

Spanish LaLiga football club Real Madrid has launched an official channel on social video platform Twitch

MotoGP’s commercial rights-holder Dorna Sports has made a number of the motorcycling series’ documentaries available to watch free of charge in the absence of live sport due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Motogp.com

The German Football League (DFL) has postponed its invitation to tender for domestic Bundesliga broadcast rights from 2021-22 to 2024-25 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Polsat Games, the esports channel of Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat, has reached an agreement with esports organisations ESL and DreamHack to showcase a range of Counter Strike: Global Offensive…

The coronavirus outbreak will result in a 35-per-cent drop in sports media industry revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by research firm Media Partners Asia

Facebook is in talks to acquire a 10-per-cent stake in Indian mobile telco Reliance Jio, according to the Financial Times

Fox Sports has reached an agreement with Nascar to broadcast the remainder of the US stock car racing series's new esports competition, the eNascar iRacing Pro Invitational Series

Brazilian pay-television broadcaster ESPN has ceased all live programming amid the Covid-19 pandemic, stating the wellbeing of its employees is behind the decision

Motorsport Games, the video game division of digital media group Motorsport Network, has agreed a strategic partnership with Formula E driver Jean-Éric Vergne and esports group Veloce to produce and broadcast …

European football's governing body, Uefa, and Spain’s LaLiga have both made available their wealth of archive content on their own broadcast platforms amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

US sports-focused streaming service and channel aggregator fuboTV is to merge with FaceBank Group, a celebrity and sports-focused virtual entertainment company

The Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH), hockey’s world governing body, has opted to remove any geo-blocking restrictions on full re-runs of FIH Hockey Pro League matches played in 2019 and 2020.

Mediaset, the Italy-based commercial broadcaster, has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1, a German commercial broadcaster, to 19.35 per cent after acquiring a further 4

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced it is offering free access for a month to subscription digital product WWE Network

The widely-criticised international broadcast rights sales process led by Argentina’s Superliga, the top-tier of domestic football in the South American country, has been scrapped.