An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.
Digital sports media company Perform has revealed that its DAZN OTT platform will launch in the US on September 10 priced at $9.99 (€8.5) per month, with boxing’s heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin headlining the initial offerings.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis will host the 2023 to 2026 editions of its Final Four end-of-season men’s basketball showpiece.
International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has hired Giuliano Giorgetti as its new managing director in Italy, with the former Serie A club executive also set to take on a broader role within parent company Aser.
The Spanish division of Vodafone has confirmed it will not offer the full package of football content held by rival telco Telefónica stating the continuous rise in the cost of these rights makes it impossible to offer them at a reasonable price to its customers.
US sports broadcaster ESPN has confirmed the list of sponsors for this year’s edition of the summer X Games action sports event, which will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 19-22.
China is close to a deal to host the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Fifa Club World Cup, according to the chief executive of the sports division of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, a sponsor of world football’s governing body and the tournament itself.