Balkans

Croatian public-service broadcaster HRT will cover next summer’s Uefa European Championships after striking a sublicensing deal with United Group, the rights-holder in the Balkan region.

Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport has acquired European Handball Federation club and national team events across the Balkan region in a new four-year deal

Top-tier North Macedonian football league, the First League, has announced its first ever pan-Balkan media rights deal, with pay-television broadcaster Arena Sports

Fortuna Esports has sold exclusive global rights for the Esports Balkan League's League of Legends tournament to media company SPI international

Telco Telekom Srbija, majority owner of the Arena Sport channels, has acquired NBA rights in the Balkans from the 2019-20 season, according to local media reports

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.

Digital entertainment company Modern Times Group has announced that it will be seeking a new buyer for its majority stake in Nova Broadcasting Group, after terminating its agreement with the investment…

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of United Group, an Eastern European media and telecommunications company, by private equity firm BC Partners

Bulgarian commercial broadcaster Nova has acquired English Premier League rights in a new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, directly from the rights-holder

The European Handball Federation unified both its club and national team competitions in the Balkans into one new deal with Arena Sports, leading to a sharp rise in the value of its rights in the region.

The VTB United League, a pan-European club basketball competition, has significantly increased the value of its international rights in a new deal with the Lagardère Sports agency amid interest from local Russian agencies.

Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport will pay more than triple the current per-season deal value to take National Basketball Association rights in the Balkans from rival Sportklub, driven by the sport’s growing popularity in the region.

IMG continues to recoup its investment in English Premier League rights in Eastern Europe with a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Sportklub in the Balkans.

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.

Slovenian public-service broadcaster RTV Slovenija is the latest to sublicense rights to Uefa national-team matches from the United Group

Uefa and its sales agent, CAA Eleven, have finalised multiple deals for national-team media rights around the world with the Nations League to begin this evening (September 6), TV Sports Markets understands.

Commercial broadcaster Pink BH has completed a sublicensing deal with the United Group in Bosnia and Herzegovina for rights to first- and second-party Uefa European Qualifiers and Nations League matches,…

After acquiring exclusive Uefa national team rights across the Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) last year, pay-television broadcaster Sportklub has now…

Croatian telco Hrvatski Telekom has furthered its backing of domestic football by agreeing multi-year deals with four First League clubs to cover their qualifying games for the Uefa Champions League and…

BHRT, the public-service broadcaster in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has confirmed a rights agreement for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Digital entertainment company Modern Times Group has completed the disposal of its international entertainment operations by selling Bulgarian commercial broadcaster Nova to PPF Group, the investment company controlled by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner.

BHRT and MRT, the public-service broadcasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia, respectively, have struck rights deals to show the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2020 summer Games in Tokyo.

The MP & Silva agency has extended its partnership with LaLiga through a deal to distribute media rights to the top division of Spanish club football in five European markets.

Serbian sports channel SOS has been put up for sale after its owner, Dragisa Kovačević, said that the state has “no interest” in providing assistance.

Croatian telecommunications company Vipnet has acquired domestic rights to the Uefa Champions League club football competition.

The MP & Silva agency has agreed rights deals in a host of territories for the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series.

Canadian cable and satellite-television broadcaster Super Channel has acquired rights to the World Boxing Super Series, while rights deals for the tournament have also been agreed in the Netherlands and the Balkans.

The European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters has issued a fresh call for national authorities to come to the aid of its member, Bosnia and Herzegovinian Radio and Television, as the operator continues to struggle with funding issues.

Football’s English Premier League has stepped up its efforts to prevent piracy of its content by partnering with digital platform security specialist Irdeto.

The Infront Sports & Media agency has secured a series of rights deals for upcoming seasons of the Champions Hockey League pan-European ice hockey club competition.

Bulgarian telecommunications company MTel has confirmed the launch of three new sports channels.

The European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters has made a final call for national authorities to come to the aid of its member Bosnia and Herzegovinian Radio and Television as the operator continues to struggle with funding issues.

Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation has said the 2016 edition of the cycling race will have new broadcast partners as it prepares to commence tomorrow (Saturday).

Crisis-hit Bosnia and Herzegovinian Radio and Television has reached a last-minute agreement with the European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters that will allow it to show the Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament.

The European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters has said it is “deeply concerned” after its member in Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, announced it would cease operations at the end of the month due to financial difficulties.

The Basketball League of Serbia has sealed a deal to launch a video subscription platform in partnership with online services provider StreamAMG.