James Pearce

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US broadcaster ESPN has denied a report claiming it has acquired exclusive English- and Portuguese-language rights to the 2019 Copa América.

The NBA has launched a Sub-Saharan Africa-specific YouTube channel, which will feature two live game broadcasts per week for the rest of the 2018-19 season
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The Walt Disney Company has completed its acquisition of the majority of 21st Century Fox’s assets, with the remainder - including Fox Sports - now spun off into a new company, the Fox Corporation.

The BBC has agreed a new four-season domestic broadcast deal with the English Football Association for the FA Cup

BT Sport has agreed a deal to televise new boxing format Ultimate Boxxer across its pay-television, YouTube and BoxNation channels

Kenyan multi-media company The Standard Group has acquired exclusive local rights to broadcast the 2019 Magical Kenya Open, which is being played at Karen Golf and Country Club this week

New Zealand telco Spark launched its OTT sports platform on Thursday, with the company beginning its coverage with two newly-acquired properties focused on martial arts and action sports

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports is launching in Japan - its 11th market - on Saturday.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has struck an exclusive carriage deal with Premier Sports in Ireland, allowing the former to show every English Premier League game slated for live broadcast from next season

Mexico’s antitrust regulator, IFT, has ordered Disney to sell the Fox Sports channel in the country and its associated media rights within the next six months as a condition of its approval of the company’s $71…
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Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs has unveiled a revamped YouTube channel, offering a preview of content that will be available on its regional sports network, due to launch in 2020