Lega Serie A’s invitation to tender for its media rights could allow Sky Italia to secure a monopoly of Serie A rights in the next cycle, dealing a potentially fatal blow to its main rival Mediaset Premium. Bids are due tomorrow, June 10.
The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has made its first major entry into esports by partnering with online competitive gaming platform FACEIT and games developer Psyonix to launch a new tournament.
Social media platform Twitter has partnered with sports marketing company Sela Sport to stream live coverage of this year’s Arab Championship, an annual club football competition for teams from Arab nations.
Social video platform Twitch has agreed a two-year global partnership with game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment that includes third-party live streaming rights to select Blizzard esports content.
Sean Bratches, Formula One’s managing director of commercial operations, has hit out at the motor racing series’ broadcast rights model inherited by the previous regime led by Bernie Ecclestone, stating that a focus on pay-television, especially in the UK market, has been detrimental to the sport.