Uefa and Fifa benefitted from the aggressive entry into the African sports-rights market of New World Television, the Togo-based pay-television operator, to enjoy strong uplifts for club competition and World Cup rights, repsectively.
Mediapro faces a legal claim from Canadian Soccer Business amounting to C$250m ($186m/€172m) over the premature end to the agency’s 10-year contract for the production, broadcast and distribution of Canadian football.
Inside this issue, we look at why Mediapro faces a legal claim from Canadian Soccer Business amounting to C$250m ($186m/€172m). We also analyse the DFL’s tender and the market dynamics for Bundesliga domestic rights from 2025-26 onwards. Meanwhile, this year’s first major industry development has come as a surprise. We take a deep dive into why Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery are launching a streaming platform, and how it might work. There’s plenty more besides.