RMC Sport lands Europa League rights at knock-down price
RMC Sport’s owner, telco Altice, has backtracked on its decision last year to retreat from the French sports-rights market.
French volleyball league launches host broadcast tender
The French volleyball league (LNV) has launched a host broadcast tender for the production of top-tier matches from both the men’s and women’s leagues.
Strong competition serves up French Open rights boost in Europe
The Fédération Française de Tennis has increased the value of its European media rights by nearly 20 per cent in its pan-continental deal with US media giant Discovery, driven by strong competition for the rights.
France Télévisions, Eurosport withhold Coupe de France fee in push for rebate
The two domestic rights-holders to the Coupe de France knockout clubs competition, France Télévisions and Eurosport, have yet to pay last season’s final fee instalment, with the broadcasters maintaining the…
Sports Media Venture to distribute Dutch clubs’ Uefa qualifiers, summer friendlies
Boutique media rights agency Sports Media Venture will be the global distributor of media rights to Uefa club competition home qualifiers for PSV Eindhoven and Vitesse Arnhem as well as summer home friendly…
BeIN takes legal action against Canal Plus over Ligue 1 sublicence stance
Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has taken legal action to force Canal Plus to honour the €332m ($392m) Ligue 1 sublicensing deal between the parties.
Eleven renews Bundesliga rights in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal
International sports broadcaster Eleven has renewed its German Bundesliga football rights in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal for the four seasons from 2021-22 to 2024-25
Amazon keeps powder dry over beIN’s Ligue 1 rights
Internet giant Amazon has not approached pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports to acquire the latter’s package of Ligue 1 rights, according to the retailer’s head of sports rights acquisitions, Alex Gre…
Iliad remains in talks with LFP over Ligue 1 rights fee reduction
Telco Iliad is in talks with the French Professional Football League (LFP) to lower its fee for near-live digital clip rights to Ligue 1
NOS continues ‘steady’ approach in Uefa national team renewals
Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS has kept fees steady in its latest renewal of Dutch men’s national-team football rights and rights to the Uefa European Championship in 2024.
BeIN will pay Ligue 2 fee instalment but rights controversy remains
Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has decided to pay its first fee instalment for the 2021-22 Ligue 2 season after missing the July 1 deadline in the wake of continued rancour with the French Professional…
Nent lands Premier League in Netherlands, Poland and Baltics in six-season deals
Media company Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired exclusive rights to the English Premier League across the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the six seasons from 2022-23…