Sony chief Yoshida expects Zee merger to close by September
Kenichiro Yoshida, chief executive of Sony Corporation, expects the long-awaited merger between India’s Sony Pictures Networks and Zee Entertainment Enterprises to close by September this year.
ESPN ‘laying the groundwork’ for standalone streaming service
US sports broadcaster ESPN is reportedly planning to launch a new streaming service as a standalone subscription-based live sports package
WSL, Six Nations and T20 World Cup fuel UK viewership rise for women’s sport
The first four months of 2023 brought record TV viewership for women’s sport in the UK, according to the Women’s Sport Trust. Citing data from Futures Sport & Entertainment, the Trust said 20.6 m
Campaigners call out BMW and Toyota over sustainability sponsorships
Climate campaigners have urged rights-holders to cut ties with car manufacturers Toyota and BMW after branding their raft of sponsorship deals as "greenwashing"
TelevisaUnivision lands Super Bowl, Copa América, Uefa club rights
TelevisaUnivision has announced a slew of Spanish language media rights in the United States, including the next Super Bowl, Copa América 2024 and top Uefa club competitions.
DAZN set to develop Hyderabad tech hub
Global sports streaming service and media company DAZN has made its first major investment in India by striking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Telangana, amid recent efforts…
Bruin adds Proof to investment portfolio
Global sports and entertainment investment company Bruin Capital has acquired a majority interest in catering, food service and event company Proof of the Pudding
Fanatics advances betting plans with $150m PointsBet US takeover
Sports retail company Fanatics has made its first major inroad into the betting market by agreeing a deal to acquire the US operation of global sports betting company PointsBet. The $150m (€137.9
O’Brien to head up Sportfive’s Asia business in merger
Experienced industry executive Seamus O’Brien has made a dramatic comeback to the sharp end of the sports business sector after being appointed as president of Sportfive’s Asia-Pacific business.
Apple sports executive Distad ‘set to depart’
Pete Distad, senior director of video and sports at Apple, is reportedly stepping down from his role after almost a decade with the technology company
Sky moves into merchandising space with Fanatics
Pay-television broadcaster Sky is launching its first online sports merchandise shop following a tie-up with Fanatics
Rao named CFO of Fanatics Commerce
Fanatics has named Krishna Rao as the new chief financial officer of Fanatics Commerce, the company's vertical that focuses on digital and physical licensed sports merchandise
L’Équipe acquires rights to Fifa and World Rugby U20 events
French media group L'Équipe has acquired rights to the this year's Fifa Under-20 World Cup and World Rugby Under-20 Championship in separate deals with football and rugby union’s world governing bodies.
Disney cable revenue falls as ESPN+ subscribers pass 25m
Walt Disney Company has posted a 7-per-cent reduction in linear networks revenue for the most recent quarter due to falls across both domestic and international channels, as ESPN’s streaming service, E…
Twenty First Group launches rankings of sports properties, athletes
Twenty First Group, the UK-based sports consultancy and data intelligence company, has unveiled a ranking of sports products that it says “stimulates debate about the health of sport today and how it c…
Sport does not know the origin of its private equity money, SportBusiness report suggests
Sports rights-holders often have little to no idea about the origin of the money they are accepting from private equity funds, a new 90-page SportBusiness report has found.
Sportradar records ‘solid’ start to 2023 as Q1 revenue hits €207.6m
Sports data and betting services company Sportradar has reported revenue of €207.6m ($228.1m) for the first quarter of 2023, a 24-per-cent increase on the same period in 2022.