Uefa turned down a strong bid from incumbent free-to-air Champions League rights-holder ZDF for its next cycle in Germany, instead accepting an offer from pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland for exclusive rights.
The attempt by MP & Silva to terminate a €380m ($426m) deal with Fifa for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Italy is being challenged by football’s global governing body, just months after the two appeared to have reached a settlement.
Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster GolTV has agreed a 10-year deal with the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) to become the new rights-holder of Primera Categoría Serie A and Serie B, the top tiers of the domestic game.
The International Orienteering Federation has said its 2017 World Orienteering Championships will receive live coverage in host nation Estonia, as well as the sport’s key markets of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland, as the event continues to increase its broadcast reach.
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.