Richard Welbirg

To deal with the twin threats of changing consumer behaviour and piracy, sports media needs to take more combined action and create more unique content

The Mediapro agency has agreed a 10-year deal to distribute media-rights for effectively all Canadian soccer, including home matches of the national team and the new Canadian Premier League

LaLiga, which operates the top two divisions of Spanish football, has completed two media-rights deals following a second round of sales for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle.

Eleven Sports has confirmed it is in talks to restructure its deals for rights to Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, as its chief executive Marc Watson has vowed the OTT service will fight on in the UK.

IMG has renewed its deal for English Premier League rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the next three seasons

Fifa, football’s global governing body, is set to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against the pirate service BeoutQ.

BeIN Sports USA has filed a carriage complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against cable operator Comcast.

Telemundo – holder of Spanish-language rights to the Fifa World Cup in the US – has announced its multiplatform coverage plans for this summer’s event. 

Perform’s expertise in digital content was key to winning NFL distribution rights in this month’s deal.

Indonesian media group Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTK) has acquired exclusive NBA media rights in the country.