Europe

The 20 clubs from Italian football’s top-tier Serie A have decided against withholding the signal from Sky Italia, the pay-television broadcaster and rights-holder, over an ongoing row over the payment o…

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG SSR has acquired rights to an additional six games from the top-tier Swiss ice hockey league from telco UPC, during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has been fined between €3m ($3.4m) and €5m for the ‘forced sale’ of a subscription offer to 430,000 customers. The

UK-based production company Sunset+Vine has been named as the host broadcaster of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in a deal that could be extended to include the 2026 and 2030 editions of the…

Italian football club Juventus has launched its own channel on the short-form video service TikTok. The official account will provide behind-the-scenes content

Financial group KBC has acquired exclusive rights to ‘near live’ mobile clips from the top-tier Belgian Pro League as well as non-exclusive online highlights rights.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has filed an appeal against a ruling from Italy’s highest administrative court (CdS) that upheld a ban preventing it from acquiring exclusive internet rights t…

Sports broadcaster Sport TV has acquired rights in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) motorsport series

Fight Sports, the CSI Sports-owned linear sports channel and digital service, has agreed a distribution agreement in Sweden with telecoms and cable television operator Com Hem

The threat of competition helped the Norwegian Ski Federation increase the value of both its domestic and international rights from 2021-22, despite signing renewals in exclusive windows.

Premiership Rugby, operator of the top division of English rugby union, is entering the final season of its domestic rights deal with BT with no clear plan for the forthcoming cycle after rejecting a robust renewal offer, industry sources told SportBusiness Media.

After several cycles of decline, the value of Formula One rights in Germany has more than doubled in pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland’s exclusive deal for the 2021-24 cycle.

The German Football League (DFL) faced an absence of new bidders, a change in strategy from incumbent Sky Deutschland and an unstable economy as it went to market with its 2021-25 domestic rights. The tough conditions left experts to conclude the league had done well to avoid a larger income drop for the cycle.

International broadcaster Eleven Sports has announced the prices it will charge customers for accessing its coverage of Belgian football, including the top-tier Pro League. Viewers can pay €10.9

The Watch & Bet service of sports data and AI technology company Stats Perform has been chosen by the Norwegian state lottery’s sportsbook, Norsk Tipping, as its sole live streaming video supplier.

The likelihood of the Spanish Grand Prix being shown on free-to-air television in the country has increased after a ruling handed down by the Spanish government

A trio of Cypriot telcos are in the advanced stages of agreeing a tripartite carriage agreement which would see all three share their sports channels with one another

Gazprom Media-owned Match TV has renewed its Formula 1 broadcast rights in Russia, but has lost exclusivity as the premium version of F1TV, the series’ OTT platform, is set for launch in the country i…

The Spring Media agency has agreed a deal with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) to sell international broadcast rights to the final of this season’s Taça de Portugal cup competition.

Eurosport has agreed media-rights deals for two European tennis tournaments, bett1ACES in Berlin on July 13-19, and THIEMs7, which got underway in Kitzbühel yesterday and runs until July 11.

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG SSR will no longer offer live Uefa Champions League coverage from the 2021-22 season onwards after being usurped by media and publishing group CH Media as the free-to-air…

Milan’s civil court has hit pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia with an injunction after an appeal from Lega Serie A over a missed rights fee payment by the broadcaster amid the Covid-19 shutdown.

LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has claimed another win in its long-running battle against piracy of its content, joining forces with the Danish Rights Alliance…

A host broadcast services invitation to tender has been launched for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, with interested companies handed a bid deadline of August 13

Austrian commercial broadcaster ServusTV has announced a new three-year deal for Formula 1 media rights, and will sublicense half of the races to the country’s public-service broadcaster ORF.

The National Hockey League is reaping the rewards of increased engagement of its international audience with a significant rise in traffic of its foreign-language digital platforms

UK production company Whisper has agreed a deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to produce online highlights and clips of the latter’s events for the remainder of 2020.

Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF has acquired rights for three years to Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, but is unlikely to seek an extension of its Austrian Bundesliga live match…

Saturday evening’s DFB-Pokal final between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen was watched by an average audience of 7.0

Ben Nicholas and Nick Chesworth, former senior media rights executives at the IMG agency, have joined together with Dominic Hayes, previously the commercial director at England’s Premiership Rugby, to f…

Telecoms operator Telia has furthered its presence in esports by joining forces with the Veikkausliiga to launch a new league for the top division of Finnish club football

Eleven Sports, the international pay-television broadcaster, has signed its first distribution deal for the new subscription channels that will offer live coverage of Belgian football next season, striking…

The advertising arm of UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has been appointed to exclusively sell advertising and sponsorship for the BT Sport subscription channels, replacing free-to-air broadcaster Channel…

Danish public-service broadcaster DR has for the first time acquired a share of live rights to the Danish Cup, the country’s knockout clubs tournament, in a deal with rights-holder Nordic Entertainment (…

Italian football’s Lega Serie A has decided to continue to examine proposals from private equity investors following a general assembly meeting.

Baltic media group TV3 has agreed a three-season extension to its rights deal with Euroleague Basketball

Norwegian public-service broadcaster NRK has renewed its domestic rights for Norwegian Ski Federation events for a further five seasons, while also striking an sublicensing agreement with commercial and…