Frank Dunne

BeIN Media Group’s public statement on February 8 that it had dropped Formula One because of the rights-holder’s inaction over the threat posed by the Saudi beoutQ pirate service has caused widespread concern among rights-holders. But it may not be enough to push them into legal action against beoutQ.

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…

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…

The Mediapro agency faces a challenge to refinance its investment in the media rights in Spain to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

The IMG agency has initiated a damages claim against the Italian football league, Lega Serie A, for €50m ($57m).

Italy’s Lega Serie A is heading for a big drop in the value of the media rights to the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup following last year’s decision to take the rights in-house and sell market-by-market.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, is thought to be close to a deal with telco PCCW for Euro 2020 rights in Hong Kong.

Perform’s B2B data and betting division likely to be sold in the coming months Sale could help fund DAZN’s ambitious global expansion D

The value of Premier League rights in Hong Kong more than halved in the deal agreed last week with PCCW Media, owner of the Now TV pay-television service

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.