RMG boosts Bahrain International Trophy international broadcast exposure
Racecourse Media Group, the horse racing media and data rights holding company, has more than doubled the global exposure for the second running of the Bahrain International Trophy, the showpiece international…
RMG ensures distribution in over 60 countries for Bahrain’s International Trophy
Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for media and data rights distribution to a host of UK racecourses, has reported a “hugely encouraging” uptake from broadcasters for the International Tro…
Abu Dhabi Media launches UFC Arabia to exploit exclusive rights
Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…
Middle East countries step up action against beIN Sports
Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has come under further sanctions in the Middle East region following action taken in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
B4 Capital nets rights partnership with Bahrain FA
The B4 Capital agency has acquired the international media rights to games played by Bahrain’s national football team.
MUTV secures further exposure through STC deal
Manchester United has agreed a deal with Saudi telecommunications company STC for the English Premier League football club’s in-house MUTV channel to be shown in three Gulf territories.
Bahrain Sport Channel in domestic Gulf Cup deal
State-owned sports broadcaster the Bahrain Sport Channel has acquired domestic rights for the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations football tournament
Formula One broadcasters rule out travel to Bahrain GP
Formula One media rights-holders in Germany and Finland will not travel to this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix due to concerns over security in the country, although they are still expected to show coverage f…
IMG launches first-ever in-flight sports channel on Gulf Air routes
The IMG Media agency launched the world’s first in-flight global 24-hour sports channel on Gulf Air, the Bahrain state airline.
TV RIGHTS CLIPS 1: Football: Uefa Champions League, English FA and more
Football: UK commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television broadcaster ESPN acquired the rights for the Uefa Europa League in three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with the Team Marketing agency,…
TV RIGHTS CLIPS 1: Football: Fifa World Cup, Bundesliga, La Liga and more
Football: Pan-regional broadcaster Al Jazeera Sport acquired the rights for Fifa competitions between 2015 and 2022, including the 2018 and 2022 World Cup The deal covers cable, satellite, terrestrial,…
TV RIGHTS DEALS 1: Nigeria’s new Premier League deal, Israeli domestic football
Football: Pan-African broadcaster Supersport acquired the Nigerian rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, worth $110m (€85m).
Football television rights values in the Netherlands are plunging, with pay-channel Sport1 succeeding in getting massive rights-fee reductions on key contracts.
TV RIGHTS CLIPS 1: World Cup, national teams and Euro leagues
Football: Pay-operator Setanta Sports agreed a four-year extension deal with the Scottish Premier League.
TV RIGHTS CLIPS: Cricket, Six Nations rugby, World Cup football, F1
Cricket: Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan was awarded the domestic rights to the upcoming India v Pakistan series by the Madras High Court, which was ruling on the case brought by Indian broadcaster Zee Telefilms.
Bahrain race triples F1 TV fees
Formula One television rights fees in the Middle East are set to triple