Europe

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport and free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV have signed a one-off boxing content-sharing deal to promote the Fury-Wilder fight on Saturday

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has announced that it will not be renewing its World Wrestling Entertainment rights and has signed a deal with All Elite Wrestling

French free-to-air commercial broadcaster TF1 has built on its handball coverage by acquiring rights to the Olympic qualifying tournament in which the national team will compete

UCI Women’s WorldTour event the Ladies Tour of Norway has appointed the Spring Media agency to market its global broadcast rights and handle its production needs.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment against former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke, beIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser A…

Claude Ruibal, the experienced digital sports media executive, has joined the board of Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network

Subscription streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in five countries to this weekend’s heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Belgian football’s Pro League and subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports are discussing a 23-club media-rights agreement from 2020-21 onwards in the event that top-tier club Antwerp elects to remain e…

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Italy’s Lega Serie A will launch a tender in April for its domestic media rights for the three seasons from 2021-22 to 2023-24, SportBusiness Media understands. The delay opens space for the resolution of several outstanding issues that have, so far, complicated the process.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s monster six-season English Premier League deal signed this month has shocked the Nordic media market and left TV2 in Norway reeling.

Channel 5’s free-to-air highlights deal with WWE wrestling will run for the same four-year period as WWE’s primary UK broadcast contract with BT Sport, SportBusiness Media understands.

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI’s acquisition of free-to-air rights to this summer’s Euro 2020 competition was driven by its desire to regain its status as Portugal’s most-watched terrestrial channel, SportBusiness Media understands.

Whisper Group has secured investment from Sony Pictures Television, a move that involves the UK-based production company’s exit from the free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund in pursuit of …

UK racecourse owner and operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has recruited Alex Slade, head of legal at subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports, as its general counsel

Slovenian public sports channel Šport TV has agreed a deal with the United Media Group for exclusive 2020 Uefa European Championship rights and all matches involving the Slovenian national football team …

Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of Olympique Lyonnais, has reportedly raised the prospect of the French Football League (LFP) suing pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group in an escalation of the…

Top-tier Belgian football club KAA Gent has signed up to the collective broadcast rights agreement with subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards after talks with the country’s Pro L…

French commercial broadcaster M6 has said it will bid for broadcast rights in the host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The European Broadcasting Union has retained its rights to the Tour de France and Vuelta a España ‘Grand Tour’ cycling races out to 2025. T

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus posted another decline in subscriber numbers in France in 2019, although the rate of decrease slowed, according to parent company Vivendi’s year-end results.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the US stock car racing series Nascar for the next three years

Spanish media rights and production agency Mediapro has agreed to a further €1.1m ($1.2m) contribution to women’s football in Spain in order to ensure that salary contributions are met.

LaLiga North America has teamed up with FanWide, a website that shows sports fans the closest match-watch party or fan community event at sports bars across the US

UK Athletics is set to be met with a fresh challenge, with public-service broadcaster the BBC reportedly only keen to extend its rights deal with the embattled organisation on significantly reduced terms

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports has acquired exclusive rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in the UK and Ireland in a three-year deal from 2020 to 2022.

The general assembly of Belgium’s Pro League today decided to award domestic media rights to subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards, but resistance from two member clubs has prevented t…

Spain’s Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF) has heavily criticised the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after it was alleged that the governing body had sold the rights to the Copa de la Rein…

At least 18 European Broadcasting Union (EBU) members will show coverage of the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) Biathlon World Championships, which get underway in Antholz Anterselva, Italy today (…

International media group Discovery has finalised a new multi-year carriage deal with telecoms operator Telenor across the Nordic region, adding the distribution of the Dplay streaming offering into the…

The Spring Media agency has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast rights to floorball’s Swedish Super League from 2020-21 to 2024-25.

French pay-television broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports have announced the formal completion of their exclusive distribution and Ligue 1 sub-licensing deal

Subscription broadcaster Setanta Sports is planning to launch a second channel in Ukraine, having gone live with its service in the country just over six months ago

The Premier League will continue to prefer broadcast-rights deals despite its moves to raise its capacity to adopt a direct-to-consumer model in the next cycle, the league’s executive director, Bill B…

Sportdigital Fussball, the subscription broadcaster in German-speaking countries, has acquired rights to the remainder of this season’s Superliga Argentina, the top tier of Argentinian football.

Italy’s antitrust authority (AGCM) has cleared the way for Italian football’s Lega Serie A to begin its sale of domestic broadcast rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24 after approving the guidelines set out…

The member unions of the Six Nations rugby union tournament have agreed to pool their media rights, including autumn internationals and other test matches, ahead of the anticipated investment from CVC…