Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus posted another decline in subscriber numbers in France in 2019, although the rate of decrease slowed, according to parent company Vivendi’s year-end results.

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committe (USOPC) has signed global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly as a sponsor the US Olympic and Paralympic teams in a deal also involves its broadcast rights-holder…

Spanish airline Iberia has become a sponsor of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) after an agreement was announced in Madrid

SportAccord on Thursday confirmed that this year’s World Sport & Business Summit will not take place in Beijing due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, while Tokyo 2020 has reiterated that this s…

Global communications agency Burson Cohn & Wolfe has released its International Sports Federations Social Media Ranking 2019, analysing the performances of 41 Olympic sports federations across Instagram,…

Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a new committee to drive a proposed US bid for either the 2030 or 2034 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, while Ukraine's Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk,…

The organising committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said yesterday that tickets will be made available for worldwide sale in May

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has reported a 78-per-cent fall in half-year profit but has hailed a growth in subscriptions to its streaming services amid its sports-focused media-rights and…

French pay-television broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports have announced the formal completion of their exclusive distribution and Ligue 1 sub-licensing deal

Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.

Rick Snider looks at how pro teams in key US markets are engaging tourists in order to boost attendance numbers.

As the new year begins, figures from across the industry predict the technological innovations, content initiatives and hosting strategies that will be making the news in 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, the SportBusiness editorial team and figures from across the industry pick out some of the seminal moments from a year that included a Fifa Women’s World Cup, the conclusion o…

Subscription broadcaster Setanta Sports is planning to launch a second channel in Ukraine, having gone live with its service in the country just over six months ago

The German Paralympic Committee (DBS) has extended its exclusive marketing partnership with the Deutsche Sport Marketing (DSM) agency

Vietnam has halted all national and international sports events in the country this month due to the coronavirus outbreak

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has sublicensed selected free-to-air and radio rights to the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games from international media group Discovery

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has hired Major League Baseball’s James Johnson to the role of vice-president, Americas business development within its Live division.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has questioned the potential impact a new US anti-doping bill could have on the wider efforts to combat the use of illegal substances in sport

Croatian IPTV platform has struck a new carriage deal with Arena Sport after electing to drop fellow pay-television broadcaster Sportklub. Arena Sport’s channels are now available to Iskon.t

The international pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has appointed former Sky Sports commercial director, Richard Verow, to head up its global sports acquisitions and distribution business

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has extended the remit of Stephen van Rooyen, its head of UK operations, to encompass its German and Italian operations

Digital terrestrial channel FreeSports is now available as an ad-funded streaming service in the UK, the company said today (Thursday)

Plans for a major redevelopment of Alexander Stadium to make it the centrepiece of the 2022 Commonwealth Games have today (Thursday) been approved, with Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, describing…

LaLiga, the governing body for the top-two divisions of Spanish football, has agreed a deal with tech firm Samsung to carry the LaLigaSportsTV OTT platform

Eurosport Germany is to broadcast daily live coverage from the German House at the 2020 Olympic Games after reaching an agreement with Deutsche Sport Marketing, the commercial of the German Olympic Sports…

The World Indoor Athletics Championships due to be held in Nanjing, China in March has been postponed by a year due to the coronavirus outbreak

UK Olympic and Paralympic sports bodies have created a company to collectively manage their media rights, with the intention of exploiting them on an OTT platform developed in partnership with a media…

Indian media company Lex Sportel Vision has launched a new sports pay-television channel, 1Sports, as it continues to tussle with media group Discovery over control of the DSport channel

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay will use hydrogen fuel at certain stages as part of the organisers' efforts to hold an environmentally friendly Games

The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) has announced that Guadeloupe will host its inaugural Caribbean Games next year, over a decade on from when the multi-sport event was due…

Fitness equipment brand Technogym has become the 67th the domestic sponsor of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a third-tier Official Supporter

The UK government has added the summer and winter Paralympic Games to the so-called ‘crown jewels’ list of sporting events reserved for free-to-air broadcast.

Laurent Eichinger, the chief executive of RMC Sport, is leaving his position less than 12 months after joining the Altice-owned subscription broadcaster

Arsenio Cañada has been named head of sport at Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE. Cañada will be responsible for RTVE’s sports output across television, radio and online.

Japanese clothing retailer Aoki Inc and sportswear company Asics yesterday unveiled the official uniforms of the Japanese national team and the technical officials working at the Games

China's General Administration of Sport has instructed the country's sports associations to consider cancelling upcoming events as far as April in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country,…