Europe

Italy’s Serie A clubs are to convene again next week after an assembly meeting today (Thursday) failed to provide a consensus on allocating the domestic broadcast rights for the 2021-24 cycle.

The GMcomunicazione public relations and media company has acquired a 50-per-cent stake in Italian digital terrestrial television broadcaster Sportitalia, according to reports

Broadcasters in the Netherlands have been invited to submit their bids later this month for Uefa national team rights in the 2022-28 cycle

Shoot the Company, the UK-based production firm, has been appointed as the host broadcaster for the UK Pro League ahead of the marked increased in live coverage planned for the second edition of the tennis…

The Pro League, the top tier of Belgian club football, has ensured broadcast coverage in some key international markets in an agreement with football-based media platform OneFootball and through additional…

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has launched three new sports channels as it looks to promote domestic athletes and competitions

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has held on to one of its flagship properties in France by retaining rights to French rugby union’s Top 14 from 2023-24 to 2026-27 in a deal worth an average of €…

International pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has been successful in its bid to prevent Turkish Süper Lig football club Fenerbahçe from manipulating its branding as part of a campaign against t…

Paris’ commercial court is to deliver its decision on March 11 in the legal spat between pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and France’s Professional Football League (LFP).

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has increased its outlay 10 per cent to renew its rights to Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-24 cycle. The increase was driven by a desire to ward off the threat of resurgent pay-television broadcaster Nova.

Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE has increased its by expenditure 25 per cent in renewing its rights to the Vuelta a España cycling race for four years from 2021 to 2024.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC paid a strong fee for rights to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, driven by the fact the event will be held in its home market and the emergence of keen competition from commercial broadcaster Channel 4.

The value of Uefa club competition rights has rebounded in the Netherlands due to a change in Uefa’s coefficient ranking system that will guarantee at least one Dutch club’s automatic qualification to the Champions League from 2021-22.

Norwegian customers of telco Telia are without Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s linear channels and OTT service following the pair being unable to agree a distribution deal.

International subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights to a range of Women’s Tennis Association events for a three-year period until 2023.

Virgin Media, the Irish telecoms and commercial and pay-television broadcaster, has said it is “happy to walk away” after failing in efforts to retain its rights to the Uefa Champions League.

The invitation to tender for domestic broadcast rights to French rugby union’s Top 14 is reported to have attracted bids from broadcasters including incumbent rights-holder Canal Plus and free-to-air d…

UK free-to-air broadcaster FreeSports has expanded its cricket offering for the next two years, acquiring exclusive media rights to the home Tests, ODIs and T20Is of Afghanistan and Zimbabwe

Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, has announced a rights agreement in Hungary with free-to-air commercial network TV2

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 is close to further enhancing its sports rights portfolio by agreeing a deal for highlights of the British & Irish Lions rugby union series against South Africa, it…

LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has signed up pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports México as the latest client for its anti-piracy venture, while Belgium’s Pr…

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has agreed a three-year extension to its rights deal for the Motocross World Championship (MXGP) motorcycling series

The Team Marketing agency has started the sales processes for media rights to Uefa club competitions from 2021-22 to 2023-24 in another significant market, inviting bids in Turkey

Domestic rights to Italian football’s Serie A for the 2021-24 cycle remain unawarded after a vote of clubs today during an assembly meeting of the league.

Twitch, the Amazon-owned online streaming platform, has added more basketball inventory to its portfolio in a tie-up with the Basketball Champions League to live stream games in France

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has given the go-ahead to plans centralising the media rights of Portugal’s top two footballing divisions in a key reform.

Subscription sports broadcaster Eleven has agreed a deal that will allow its subscribers in the Flanders region of Belgium access to the Play-Sports pay-television channels of telecoms operator Telenet

DAZN, the OTT subscription broadcaster, has defended the availability of its potential Serie A output during the 2021-24 cycle after rival bidder Sky Italia, the pay-television broadcaster, wrote to the…

Laurent Prud'homme has been promoted to chief executive of L’Équipe, the French media and publishing group, just weeks after joining the organisation as deputy chief executive.

The River Media agency has negotiated a domestic broadcast rights agreement for tennis’ UK Pro League with pay-television broadcaster BT Sport.

Digital sports content and technology company Genius Sports Group has further enhanced its presence in volleyball by forming an exclusive official data and streaming agreement with Lega Volley, the governing…

International sports broadcaster Eurosport and digital platform Global Cycling Network have jointly acquired exclusive rights to this year’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Flanders Classics race in a deal covering E…

Media company Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has extended a distribution agreement with Norwegian pay-television operator RiksTV until September 2023

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has reported a near seven-per-cent increase in hours viewed for the 2021 Biathlon World Championships

Extreme E, the nascent electric off-road racing series, has added to its distribution in German-speaking countries in a highlights agreement with pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland

A new documentary series offering a behind-the-scenes look at Italian Serie A football club Juventus will launch on Amazon Prime Video, the subscription OTT offering, later this year

Discovery, the international broadcaster that owns Eurosport, has secured a new rights deal with Formula E, the electric motor racing series, spanning over 50 European countries and including full exclusivity…