Media

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has retained exclusive rights to the FIA World Rally Championship under a new three-year deal that runs to 2025

French broadcaster L'Équipe has secured free-to-air rights to the Formula E World Championship for another season, extending its agreement from last year.

Viaplay, the streaming service owned by the Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, has been hit by technical problems during a mixed martial arts fight during the weekend

Bulgarian public-service broadcaster BNT and United Media-controlled pay-television network Nova will both broadcast the 2022 Fifa World Cup, it has been announced

Russian internet group Yandex has teamed up with Rostelecom-owned OTT platform Wink to launch a hockey-dedicated channel to broadcast NHL matches

Polish president Andrzej Duda has vetoed a media ownership law that was threatening Discovery’s presence in the country, weeks after the legislation was approved by the parliament.

Esports broadcast and content production company Maincast has extended its media rights agreement with esports company ESL Gaming in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States for another four years

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has expanded its sports offering with the addition of its new channel RTVS Sport, which will show hundreds of hours of top European football

The Polish parliament has passed a bill that could endanger Discovery’s presence in the country, with the media group condemning the bill and asking the Polish president to veto it.

Saran Media Group has acquired international basketball rights in Turkey, the Czech Republic and Slovakia from Fiba, continuing the latter’s series of deals announced in Europe.

OTT streaming platform Portable.TV has secured worldwide streaming rights to the Kontinental Hockey League and will show a mixture of highlights and full-length games. Portable

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has secured live coverage of its Track Champions League in the Baltics through an agreement between TV3 Group and Discovery, its global promoter and media rights distributor

Fiba has agreed a broadcast deal in New Zealand with telco Spark for its international basketball competitions until 2025, the latest in a series of such agreements announced this week

Eleven Italy has landed a deal with Fiba for live coverage of international basketball events in the country until 2025. The streaming platform, which relaunched on its parent’s platform ElevenSports.c

Fiba, the world basketball governing body, has reached an agreement with Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE for rights to the Spanish basketball team’s international matches until 2025.

United Media’s pay-television broadcaster Sportklub has acquired exclusive media rights in the Balkans for the next two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the knockout phases of the TotalEnergies C…

Viewership of the first two events of FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Poland reached an average of 2