Telco TDC Group’s entry into Danish EPL rights market may boost competition ahead of Superliga tender
Uefa has increased the value of Europa League media rights in Scandinavia by about 45 per cent in deals with TV2 in Norway and Discovery Communications in Denmark and Sweden.
The ATP is earning less from market-by-market sales in the Nordics than from the last cycle’s pan-regional deal, after Modern Times Group added World Tour rights in Norway and Sweden to its earlier Denmark deal last month. A separate deal has also been agreed in Finland with MTV3.
The Infront Sports & Media agency signed off relatively lucrative long-term deals for ice hockey’s World Championship in three markets last month.
Strong competition in the Nordics between established media groups and an as-yet unidentified player helped the Premier League double its income in the region – continuing the remarkable start to its new international sales cycle.
Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 last week agreed a deal for National Basketball Association rights to bolster its sport content ahead of the launch of its dedicated sports channel.
The Danish Superliga has increased its domestic rights fee despite limited competition by offering its rights for six years – an option opened up by a change in policy by the country’s competition authority.
Interview with Peter Nørrelund, head of sport for commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group, on the broadcaster’s deal for Danish Superliga football rights from 2015-16 to 2020-21.
Interview with Claus Thomsen, chief executive of the Divisionsforeningen, the body which sells Danish Superliga rights, on the league’s six-year deals with Modern Times Group and SBS Discovery Media.
Statement from Søren Bo Rasmussen, head of the media division at the Danish Competition Authority, the Konkurrencestyrelsen, on why the regulator allowed six-year domestic broadcast deals with Modern Times Group and SBS Discovery Media for the Superliga.
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