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Commercial broadcaster ITV has announced it will broadcast free-to-air coverage of Spain’s LaLiga for the rest of the 2018-19 season in a new deal with the league.

Major League Soccer has signed a one-year partnership with the Amazon-owned Twitch to give its esports competition, the eMLS Cup, a more prominent position on the streaming channel

Mediaset has acquired free-to-air rights in Spain for two MotoGP motorcycling championship races in 2019 in a sublicensing deal with OTT operator DAZN, according to reports
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Disney OTT platform ESPN+ will air Major League Baseball spring training games beginning this Saturday

Swedish media company Modern Times Group has confirmed that it has sold its 95-per-cent share in Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group to Advance Media Group.

Walt Disney Company has agreed to sell its Fox Sports channels in Brazil and Mexico as part of the process to complete the $71.3bn (€62.9

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired non-exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland to football’s Spanish LaLiga.
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The Action Network, a media start-up that provides analytics and betting content, received a big boost in terms of funding on Thursday – $17.5m (€15m) in Series B funding led by Fertitta Capital.
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The National Hockey League has agreed a new multi-year global content deal with social media platform Snapchat

The Pitch International agency has hired Sunil Kaikini, head of international broadcasting at the English Premier League, to the new position of managing director of football