Increased visibility key LNH requirement for 2019-23 Incumbent beIN extends Starligue coverage to 182 games LNH revenues in new rights deal in line with previous €4m per season BeIN Media Group h...

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has brought back the Formula One motor racing championship to its platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a one-year absence that caused a customer...

The value of Ultimate Fighting Championship rights has fallen in the Philippines, but local sources say the result is still a good one for the promotion and its owner, IMG, given current market dynamics

Telco Digicel has renewed its Premier League rights in the Pacific Islands at a flat fee

Bellator MMA has been waiting years for a consistent broadcast deal in the UK and Ireland. Now two have arrived at once

The Premier League secured an uplift of more than 40 per cent in its deal in Indonesia with new-entry pay-television operator Mola TV, SportBusiness Media has learned

Italy’s second-tier football division, Serie B, is in talks with three agencies over its international media rights and expects to close a deal in the coming weeks, but exposure rather than revenue will b...
USA

The National Hockey League has agreed a new multi-year global content deal with social media platform Snapchat

The Pitch International agency has hired Sunil Kaikini, head of international broadcasting at the English Premier League, to the new position of managing director of football

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has renewed National Hockey League rights, solidifying a key ice hockey property amid competition from telco UPC

New Zealand telco Spark has said its new OTT sports platform will launch next month, priced at NZ$19.99 (€12/$14) per month after a free trial.
USA

The National Women’s Soccer League and A+E Networks have ended their three year partnership a year early.
USA

Yahoo Sports has announced it is building a digital subscription product for the New York Mets MLB franchise
USA

New third-tier US soccer league USL League One has agreed a media-rights deal with Disney-owned OTT platform ESPN+

The Mediapro agency has agreed a 10-year deal to distribute media-rights for effectively all Canadian soccer, including home matches of the national team and the new Canadian Premier League

Data Reports

USA

In honour of Super Bowl LIII, SportBusiness Consulting has updated its USA market focus - part of the 2018 SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report - and made it freely available.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Increased visibility key LNH requirement for 2019-23 Incumbent beIN extends Starligue coverage to 182 games LNH revenues in new rights deal in line with previous €4m per season BeIN Media Group h...

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has brought back the Formula One motor racing championship to its platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a one-year absence that caused a customer...

Bellator MMA has been waiting years for a consistent broadcast deal in the UK and Ireland. Now two have arrived at once

Italy’s second-tier football division, Serie B, is in talks with three agencies over its international media rights and expects to close a deal in the coming weeks, but exposure rather than revenue will b...
USA

In honour of Super Bowl LIII, SportBusiness Consulting has updated its USA market focus - part of the 2018 SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report - and made it freely available.

Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities Company has no plan to expand...

A whirlwind six months for US boxing have seen five major media-rights deals agreed from May to October this year, setting up a four-way battle for supremacy between platforms from 2019 onward
USA

ESPN's deal with IMG for rights to Serie A and the FA Cup has shown how US sports broadcasters are desperate not to be left without premium European football on their platforms.

ESPN has paid a premium to secure Serie A and Ligue 1 rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, boosting its European football portfolio after missing out on the English Premier League

Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities Company has no plan to expand...

Mediapro is close to a deal for global rights to Bolivia’s home 2022 World Cup qualifiers, but must wait 30 days before its victory can be confirmed. The agency’s bid of $12m (€10.5m),

DAZN will pay $30m per year for the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil Streaming service to pay about $10m per season for Serie A; $5m per season for Ligue 1 Wider Latin American launch postponed pending...

The value of Ultimate Fighting Championship rights has fallen in the Philippines, but local sources say the result is still a good one for the promotion and its owner, IMG, given current market dynamics

The Premier League secured an uplift of more than 40 per cent in its deal in Indonesia with new-entry pay-television operator Mola TV, SportBusiness Media has learned

A lack of regional competition is weighing on the Asian Football Confederation’s prospects this year for securing a significant uplift in Middle East and North Africa media rights revenues in the 2021 t...

Fox Sports Asia’s new two-and-a-half-season deal with IMG for Serie A rights in Singapore and Malaysia, is understood to be worth about $7m (€6.1m) for both territories combined, equating to about $2.3m

After a year in which there have been some aggressive new players, a high-profile agency collapse, a massive state-run piracy scandal and continuing question marks about the future of traditional pay-TV operators, Frank Dunne talks to media-rights consultant Phil Lines about the forces shaping the industry and what is in store for 2019.

2018 was the year Facebook got serious about buying live sports rights. Frank Dunne talks to Peter Hutton, Facebook’s director of global live sports partnerships and programming, about the thinking behind those deals and the social media platform’s ambitions for live sport in 2019

Frank Dunne talks to Patrick Murphy, chief executive of DDMC Fortis, on the agency’s deal for the global commercial rights to the competitions of the Asian Football Confederation. The long-form agreement was signed on October 29.