Eastern Europe

The German Football Federation (DFB) has signed a quartet of four-season media rights deals in Europe for its DFB-Pokal club cup competition, while also signing shorter-term deals in an array of other…

LaLiga has secured modest increases in its latest deals across Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia but it saw its value drop in Romania after a protracted bidding process.

Georgia-based Adjara Media Group has agreed a deal to acquire the Ukrainian arm of pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports, strengthening its position in the Eastern European market

Viaplay, the streaming service owned by the Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, has been hit by technical problems during a mixed martial arts fight during the weekend

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired rights across multiple territories to the Race of Champions motorsport event

Bulgarian public-service broadcaster BNT and United Media-controlled pay-television network Nova will both broadcast the 2022 Fifa World Cup, it has been announced

Polish president Andrzej Duda has vetoed a media ownership law that was threatening Discovery’s presence in the country, weeks after the legislation was approved by the parliament.

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has expanded its sports offering with the addition of its new channel RTVS Sport, which will show hundreds of hours of top European football

The Polish parliament has passed a bill that could endanger Discovery’s presence in the country, with the media group condemning the bill and asking the Polish president to veto it.

Pro TV has paid an increased fee for rights to the next two European Championships in 2024 and 2028, beating competition from rivals Antena and Look TV.

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group will pay an increased rights fee to the Swedish Elite Football Dam (EFD) for exclusive rights to the top tier of women’s football in Sweden, the Damallsvenskan, in 10 countries from 2022 to 2026.

Romanian pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport will hold rights to all of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues from next season onwards after securing Premier League rights from 2022-23 to 2024-25. C

Viaplay, Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s subscription streaming platform, has acquired rights in nine countries to competitions organised by the Confederation of African Football.

Gabriel Catrina, chief financial officer at Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, has died suddenly after a short illness

The English Premier League has seen its value in the Baltics soar amid Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s dynamic entrance into the market and heated competition with local rival TV3 Group.

BeIN Media Group has secured a monstrous increase for Ligue 1 rights in the Balkans for the next three seasons in one of the most lucrative deals for the league in Europe.

United Media has paid a strong increase to take LaLiga rights in Greece from rival pay-television broadcaster Cosmote, acquiring the rights from agency Kosmos.