Alex Taylor

International broadcaster Eleven Sports has successfully decreased its outlay for French Ligue 1 rights in Portugal in a three-season renewal.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has increased its outlay 10 per cent to renew its rights to Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-24 cycle. The increase was driven by a desire to ward off the threat of resurgent pay-television broadcaster Nova.

Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE has increased its by expenditure 25 per cent in renewing its rights to the Vuelta a España cycling race for four years from 2021 to 2024.

Formula One Management, the commercial arm of Formula One motor racing, is testing the waters in its two-year deal in Brazil with commercial broadcaster Bandeirantes. Its new strategy is focused on building exposure after the collapse late last year of its agreement with investment vehicle Rio Motorsports.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has successfully driven down its fee for Uefa’s lower-tier club competition rights in a three-season renewal. The motivation was, in large part, its inability to acquire exclusive streaming rights under the new rules from Italy’s antitrust authority.

The ‘carriage’ agreement between OTT subscription platform DAZN and telco Telefónica has deepened broadcaster power in Spain, creating an effective duopoly with the widest subscriber base and deepest pockets in Spain.

The NBA has maintained its existing rights revenue picture in Brazil, in extensions with media group Globo and commercial broadcaster Bandeirantes for pay-television and free-to-air rights, respectively.

Media giant Disney has agreed to pay a sizeable one-off fee to secure a three-season extension to its domestic broadcast rights to Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol (LPF), following a legal spat that had threatened to end its relationship with the league.

The ATP has secured a strong fee increase in its latest renewal with Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Cosmote, Greece’s dominant pay-television broadcaster, has maintained a flat fee in its latest renewal of exclusive MotoGP rights.

Media-rights deals for the 36th America’s Cup sailing tournament prioritised supporting the competition’s key revenue vertical of sponsorship and building its fanbase for future iterations.

Uefa has maintained the value of its club competitions in Portugal through renewals with pay-television broadcasters Eleven Sports and Sport TV.