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The Spring Media agency has teamed up with production company Rugby Factory to distribute the latter’s new ‘RugbyTown’ documentary series outside of the US market. T

Brazilian media group Globo is close to agreeing a deal for rights to the bulk package of South American Fifa World Cup qualifiers it does not already hold, SportBusiness Media understands.
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The United Soccer League is expanding its global footprint by striking a broadcast agreement with ESPN International, which covers over 58 million linear homes and 46 million digital homes in 55 territories…
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ESPN will broadcast the inaugural Madden NFL 21 Bowl: Draft Edition, which is taking place on May 2 and 4, via its app and website.
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Sports and entertainment group Endeavor has raised $511.2m (€421.9m) in a US initial public offering through the placing of 21.3 million shares at $24 apiece, the upper end of its originally-stated range.
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Media group Discovery has reported a 7-per-cent increase in first-quarter revenues at its International Networks division, generating $987m (€816m) in the first three months of 2021.
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Prominent American daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings has significantly broadened its content footprint by striking a wide-ranging partnership with Meadowlark Media that notably includes…
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Ice hockey icon Wayne Gretzky famously said that as a player, he skated “to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

Panam Sports, the body that represents 41 National Olympic Committees in the Americas, has claimed to be the first continental organisation in the Olympic Movement to launch its own OTT streaming service,…
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World Wrestling Entertainment has appointed Claudine Lilien, a long-time executive at media group Fox, as senior vice-president and head of global sales and partnerships
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The National Hockey League is poised to bring in Turner Sports as its secondary broadcast partner in the United States in a seven-year deal worth approximately $1.6bn (€1.3
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The New York Red Bulls youth program will be featured in the second season of Major League Soccer and Bleacher Report's five-part, all-access documentary series The Academy
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ESPN and Marvel, two sister divisions within the Walt Disney Co
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The National Football League and interactive audio chat app Clubhouse have struck an exclusive content partnership ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, which is being held on April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster SBT has followed up its recent deal for Uefa Champions League rights by reaching an agreement for rights to the Europa League

Formula E, the electric car racing championship, has agreed a multi-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Star India for rights to the series across the Indian subcontinent
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Global streaming service Netflix is developing a docuseries following Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s only Black full-time driver, as he competes for the newly formed 23XI Racing team.