Frank Dunne

Fifa is targeting commercial revenues of $1.5bn to $2bn from the expanded, 32-team Club World Cup in 2025, with media rights expected to account for about half of that.

The ITF has appointed Pitch International and Two Circles to handle any as-yet unsold commercial rights to this year’s Davis Cup, as the fallout from the terminated Kosmos deal continues.

The Saudi Pro League has approached a small number of sports marketing agencies and asked them to bid for a one-year contract to distribute its international rights, SportBusiness Media understands.

Lega Serie A’s invitation to tender for domestic live media rights from the 2024-25 season contains multiple innovations as it aims to hit its minimum target of €1bn per season.

Sports rights-holders often have little to no idea about the origin of the money they are accepting from private equity funds, a new 90-page SportBusiness report has found.

DAZN is thought to have bid significantly higher than incumbent OverTier for global distribution rights to Game Pass, though the NFL says user experience, tech, footprint and marketing were decisive factors.

In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness, Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo says his league “will finally get what we deserve from the market” in the league’s next media rights cycle from 2024-25 onwards.

For YouTube, as a sports content platform, the deal represents a dramatic acceleration of its ambitions in pay-television in the US.

The Danish Competition Council’s suspension of the no-single-buyer rule for the next round of Superliga football rights may point to a further relaxation of regulation around the sale of premium sports content across Europe, as media markets are transformed by the explosion of streaming.

France’s Ligue 1 will bring its global media rights to market next year faced with one clear mission: to recover as much lost ground as it can after the catastrophic collapse of its domestic media rights deal with Mediapro in 2020.