Platforms need to ‘come together’ to fight piracy, big and small
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
Mediapro strikes 10-year deal for new Canadian Premier League
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 agrees deals for unsold 2019-20 to 2021-22 media rights
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 vows to fight on in UK market
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 renews Premier League in Eastern Europe & Central Asia
IMG has renewed its deal for English Premier League rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the next three seasons
Fifa takes action over BeoutQ
Fifa, football’s global governing body, is set to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against the pirate service BeoutQ.
BeIN Sports USA files complaint against Comcast
BeIN Sports USA has filed a carriage complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against cable operator Comcast.
Telemundo Deportes announces World Cup broadcast plans
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 becomes NFL partner in its third major international deal
Perform’s expertise in digital content was key to winning NFL distribution rights in this month’s deal.
NBA achieves free-to-air, digital coverage in Indonesia with EMTK
Indonesian media group Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTK) has acquired exclusive NBA media rights in the country.
Simon Denyer, chief executive, Perform Group
Interview with Simon Denyer, Perform Group chief executive, on the agency’s deal to market NFL rights outside Europe and the US.
Malaysian FA seeks new partners after MP & Silva deal collapses
The Football Association of Malaysia’s new regime is seeking a broadcast deal for the country’s domestic league after the collapse of its agreement with the MP & Silva agency.