Europe

UK-based sports marketing agency Pitch International has unveiled a reshuffle of its media and advisory leadership team, including the promotion of Guy Le Grew to the newly-created position of chief revenue…

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has agreed to provide online coverage of inter-county championship matches that are not being shown by Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ and pay-television broadcaster …

Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top tier of Italian club football, has set a deadline of September 30 for private equity bids to be submitted for a stake in its new media-rights business, it is…

Russian social media platforms VK and Odnoklassniki, owned by Russian internet company Mail

Lega Basket Serie A, the governing body for Italian basketball’s top division, has finalised a three-year agreement with Infront that affords the agency the title of exclusive marketing, sponsorship a…

Pro14 Rugby has stated it is in “early discussions” with SA Rugby to expand the number of South African franchises in the cross-border league, while it has introduced a Monday Night Rugby concept for the…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has signed a rights deal with the World Padel Tour

Greek Super League One club Panathinaikos has successfully renegotiated its deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova ahead of the coming season

The Team Marketing agency has initiated its first Uefa club competitions media-rights sales processes in nearly seven months, inviting bids from broadcasters in Italy and also sub-Saharan Africa for the…

Tech giant Amazon’s acquisition of UK rights to the Autumn Nations Cup competition has triggered a debate over whether the company will now embark upon a concerted push into rugby.

European Handball Federation club competition rights have decreased in value in several key markets, with incumbents dropping out to leave tough market conditions for seller Infront.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has sharply increased its fees to Super League One club Panathinaikos to avoid losing the rights to the side’s home matches in the coming 2020-21 season.

Lega Basket, the governing body of top tier Italian basketball, saw its domestic pay-television media-rights income growth slow considerably in the 2020-22 rights round, driven by a significantly less competitive market.

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has won back rights to Finland’s national team matches in a wider agreement that also includes the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Uefa European Championship.

Spanish media giant Mediapro is in “advanced negotiations” with private equity firms Bain Capital and NB Renaissance Partners to join their bid for a stake in Serie A’s new media-rights business, accor…

Norwegian pay-television provider Canal Digital is upping the price for access to premium sports channels from TV2 amid higher rights costs paid by the commercial and pay-television broadcaster

English Premier League clubs are mulling over whether they will allow season-ticket holders to watch non-televised matches, after the UK government decided not to allow fans back into stadiums next month…

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has rebranded as Blue+ as part of an overhaul put in place by owner Swisscom, the telecoms operator

Saran Media Group, the Istanbul-based media-rights agency, has acquired rights in Turkey to club and national team competitions organised by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV)

Global sports subscription service and media company DAZN Group has extended a distribution agreement with media group Discovery for the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels for three years, while also adding Switzerland…

Internet services provider Veon Holding is looking at acquiring the international OTT streaming platform Megogo, according to reports in Russia.

Domestic viewing figures for the Tour de France remained strong on both France Télévisions, the public-service broadcaster, and Eurosport, the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster, despite the shifting o…

Spanish telecoms operator Telefónica has renewed its exclusive domestic broadcast rights agreement with Liga ACB, the top tier of Spanish basketball, for another three seasons.

Bildplus, the subscription service of German newspaper Bild, has acquired rights to the cruiserweight finale of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series

The Ligue Nationale de Handball (LNH), the top men’s handball league in France, is to broadcast all matches not shown by rights-holding broadcaster beIN Sports this season ahead of the probable launch o…

Canal Plus would not be willing to agree a distribution deal for Téléfoot that only allowed it to offer the French football subscription service to its satellite customers, according to Maxime Saada, p…

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland is expanding its Sky Ticket OTT sports highlights offering to encompass a wider range of content to sit alongside the live coverage already on offer

Red Bee Media, the UK-based media services company, has been recruited to provide OTT streaming services for a new French horse racing streaming service put in place by Svenska Spel, the state-owned gambling…

Digiturk, the Turkish pay-television subsidiary of beIN Media Group, is yet to pay the first 25 per cent of its fee for the broadcast rights to the 2020-21 Turkish Süper Lig as an issue over the exchange …

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has initiated legal proceedings in a complaint over the ‘unequal’ treatment it feels is being meted out by agency and production group Mediapro in carriage tal…

Carsten Schmidt, the former chief executive of German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland, has been named as the chief executive of German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has extended its long-running coverage of the British Touring Car Championship for a further five years to 2026. The renewal with rights-holder Toca starts in 2022

Sport1 has extended a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland that will allow the German commercial broadcaster to offer free highlights of the 2

Team Marketing, the Luzern-based agency that markets the broadcast, sponsorship and licensing rights to Uefa club competitions, is looking to recruit a senior commercial lead to sit within the media partnership…

The International Paralympic Committee has begun preparing the ground for its sale of broadcast rights in Europe to Paris’ 2024 Paralympics and Beijing’s 2022 winter Paralympics by starting a continent-wide req…

International media group Discovery has finalised a deal for a host of European Handball Federation rights in France and Poland with the Infront agency

Saran Media, the Istanbul-based media-rights agency, has retained broadcast rights in Turkey and Azerbaijan to tennis’ ATP Tour. The new three-year agreement runs from 2021 to 2023.