Europe

Italian football club AC Milan has launched an official channel on Chinese social video platform Kuaishou as part of plans to reinforce its presence in the country

German free-to-air commercial broadcaster RTL has renewed a sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland to show four Formula 1 races during the 2022 season

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.

Though Italy’s Serie A was hamstrung by the country’s invasive regulators and by a broader bear market around the world, its own decisions have contributed to a dramatic shortfall in media rights revenue.

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.

Public-service broadcaster YLE had recouped almost half its fee by sublicensing some rights to next year’s Fifa World Cup to commercial broadcaster MTV3.

The European Broadcasting Union will pay a slight increase to retain its rights to World Athletics Series events, including the World Athletics Championships, from 2024 to 2029.

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.

The value of Uefa Champions League rights in Poland has remained at a high level as Polsat has paid a modest increase to secure Uefa Champions League rights in the country for the next three seasons.

The Sport Live channel in Denmark is to be made available on two new TV packages through Norlys Play, the streaming platform of the telco and energy company Norlys

FreeSports, the UK free-to-air channel, has acquired exclusive rights to this month’s Lanka Premier League.

L’Équipe, the French media and publishing group, has recruited Emilie Montané, director of media and production at the French Tennis Federation (FFT), as director of strategy and development.

French football authorities have called for a greater share of the solidarity payments to French clubs who do not compete in Uefa club competitions during the 2021-24 cycle

Discovery Italia, an arm of the international broadcaster, has secured exclusive Africa Cup of Nations media rights in an agreement announced this afternoon

Saran Media Group has acquired international basketball rights in Turkey, the Czech Republic and Slovakia from Fiba, continuing the latter’s series of deals announced in Europe.

Subscription streaming platform Okko has acquired exclusive live and on-demand streaming rights in Russia to the EuroLeague and EuroCup club basketball competitions