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Player-focused professional women's sports league Athletes Unlimited (AU) has signed a new multi-year deal with ESPN covering all four of its sports, including, for the first time, basketball

Endeavor-owned hospitality company On Location has acquired a minority stake in Wiz-Team, the Switzerland-based event and data management technology firm

Fubo is suing Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery over their recently announced joint venture sports streaming platform, calling the move an "extreme suppression of competition in the US sports-focused streaming market", according to a copy of the lawsuit.

DAZN has appointed former Canal Plus executive Brice Daumin to lead its French operation as it continues to target domestic rights to the country’s top football league.

The IMG agency is undertaking a consultation process with staff with a view to making up to 35 layoffs at its studios business

DraftKings has posted a 44-per-cent increase in revenue to $1.23bn (€1.14bn) in the company's fourth-quarter earnings report, while the Boston-based company has announced the acquisition of lottery app Jackpocket for $750m.

The United States Justice Department (DOJ) is planning to scrutinise the new sports streaming service that Disney's ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery plan to launch later this year over potential antitrust breaches.

DAZN has hired Yu Sasamoto as chief executive of its Japan business, one of the global subscription streaming service's most important markets

Paramount Global is making around 800 job cuts worldwide amid ongoing restructuring of the company and conversations around a possible sale or merger

The IMG agency has recruited James Clement from UK pay-television broadcaster Sky to lead technology and operations for its production studios business

Viaplay Denmark is raising the price of its all-encompassing subscription package by 11 per cent to DK499 (€66.95/$72.04) per month.

Fox's new sports streaming service with ESPN and Warner Bros. Discovery that shocked the US media market this week will not affect its lucrative pay-TV business, executive chair and CEO Lachlan Murdoch has insisted.

Australian pay-television broadcaster Foxtel has recorded a 14-per-cent drop in earnings, citing increased media rights fees for sports properties as a key driver of the loss

ESPN's flagship direct-to-consumer service is set to be in place by the start of the 2025 National Football League season, making the full suite of ESPN's channels available in a standalone service

The average UK viewing time for women’s sport across free-to-air and pay-television rose by 16 per cent in 2023, driven in large part by the bumper audiences for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.

Norwegian media group Schibsted has withdrawn its short-lived investment in Viaplay, the embattled pay-television broadcaster refocusing its core business on the Nordic region

ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery have announced plans to launch a joint venture streaming service later this year in a major consolidation of the US market

SportyTV has acquired free-to-air Paris 2024 broadcast rights in Ghana and Nigeria in a deal with the Infront agency expected to be announced later today (Tuesday)