The Taiwanese arm of pan-Asian sports pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is to shut down before the end of this year

A consulting company working for the committee bidding to secure the 2020 Olympics hosting rights for Tokyo transferred $370,000 (€314,000) to Papa Massata Diack, the son of jailed ex-IAAF president L…

Luis Rubiales has been re-elected for a second term as president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)

Fanatics owner Michael Rubin has increased his equity stake in Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, sources have confirmed to SportBusiness

NBCUniversal and streaming platform Roku have reached a carriage agreement over NBCU's new direct-to-consumer service Peacock two months after its nationwide launch

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has not bid for Rugby Australia media rights, contrary to reports yesterday that it had - SMH (subscription required), The…

Developer of personal training systems continues to see surging sales

CSM Sports and Entertainment has announced a major restructuring of its North American operations, which will see its current chief executive, Dan Mannix, transition into a senior advisor role and Christa…

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said he hoped to visit Japan in October to meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga - Japan Today

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.

An upstart daily fantasy company with an unusual name and unconventional approach has quickly risen to prominence by challenging established market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel and striking a large series of team sponsorships.

Barney Francis, the former managing director of the UK division of Sky Sports, has suggested the Covid-19 crisis has exposed the business models of some of the OTT streaming services operating in the sports sector but says there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the industry. Ben Cronin reports.

Self-confessed 'Olympophile' Lee Gibbons, managing director of the Sport Unlimited agency, explains why the values and strategies attached to Olympic sponsorships translate so well to today's market in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, owners of the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers and National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils among other properties, has named David Gould as th…

The International Paralympic Committee has begun preparing the ground for its sale of broadcast rights in Europe to Paris’ 2024 Paralympics and Beijing’s 2022 winter Paralympics by starting a continent-wide req…

Wildfires raging through the United States West Coast have resulted in a pair of additional pro game and event adjustments, with more potentially to come

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has made only a partial payment of a A$25m ($18.2m/€15.4m) instalment due in its media-rights deal with Cricket Australia.

Tech partnership will help enable further expansion of digital ticketing

CBS All Access, the streaming home of the Uefa Champions League and Europa League as well as the National Women's Soccer League in the United States, will be rebranded as Paramont+ in 2021

Popularity of sports-related SPACs continues to soar

Italy's Politecnico di Torino has signed a five-year agreement with consultancy AWE Sport to work on initiatives to improve the environmental footprint of major sports events through education and innovation

SPORTEL Monaco postponed to February 2021 SPORTEL Awards to go ahead in October

A criminal trial of former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke and the chairman of sports pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports Nasser Al-Khelaifi began in Switzerland yesterday

First-mover among states benefits from heavy confluence of game schedules

Sports media giant extends fervent push into sports wagering

ESPN is expanding its sports betting footprint in the United States with the launch of new digital show Bet and a YouTube channel dedicated to sports betting content

Migu, the entertainment streaming platform of Chinese mobile network China Mobile, agreed a sublicensing deal with streaming platform iQiyi Sports for coverage of the Spanish LaLiga during the 2020-21…

Formula 1 was among the big winners at the 2020 Sports Technology Awards, taking the trophy in two categories for its innovative use of esports to engage fans, and marking its outstanding work to gain…

Koji Murofushi, the sports director of Tokyo’s summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, has left the organising committee to take up a new role as commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand made a saving of NZ$9m ($6m/€5.1

A coalition of 160 human rights groups have written a joint letter to the International Olympic Committee calling on it to revoke its decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics because of China’s h…

Deal arrives as betting operator plans for New Jersey debut

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said “important and intensive discussions” will take place in the coming weeks over Covid-19 countermeasures for Tokyo’s summer Olympic Games…

The second edition of SportBusiness Powerhouse Webinar Series will feature David Miller, Senior Property Manager, Global Sponsorship at SAP.

SportBusiness is leading panel discussions on the sponsorship and media-rights sectors at next week's All That Matters Online 2020 sports and entertainment industry conference

Barney Francis, the former managing director of the UK arm of Sky Sports, has been appointed to the advisory board of specialist sports marketing agency WePlay

International media rights agency and production group Mediapro has recruited Federico de Mojana from Eleven Sports, the Aser Ventures-owned subscription broadcaster, as head of development at Mediapro’s I…