Europe

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has retained highlights rights to golf’s Ryder Cup and has added coverage of the finale of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, under a…

Danish quadruple play service provider YouSee has announced that it will remove all Discovery Networks-owned channels from its regular television packages at the end of the year

UK sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has secured a four-year contract to become the host broadcast partner of the World Rugby Sevens Series

Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport has acquired European Handball Federation club and national team events across the Balkan region in a new four-year deal

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More has secured exclusive rights to the domestic Elite Speedway Series from next year

The board of the French Football League (LFP) has opted to suspend future editions of the Coupe de la Ligue, the French league cup competition, given waning interest among broadcasters for the property

Subscription over-the-top platform DAZN has agreed a deal with Italian Serie A team Inter Milan for the club’s in-house television content to appear online.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports has announced plans to deliver live coverage of this year’s Women’s Super League Grand Final, marking the first time a match from the rugby league competition wil…

Euroleague Basketball has capitalised on the sport’s increasing popularity in Turkey to successfully raise the value of the top-tier EuroLeague by over two-thirds in its renewal with pay-television broadcaster Digiturk.

Discovery-owned broadcaster Eurosport’s deal in Europe and Asia-Pacific for new franchise-based competition the International Swimming League also mandates it to act as the rights-holder’s global media-rights agency.

Russian internet company Yandex will look to expand its sports-rights portfolio after acquiring exclusive rights to the National Hockey League in Russia amid fierce competition.

Italian public broadcaster Rai acquired the exclusive rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan at a two-thirds reduction in value from the previous edition after a long stand-off between the company’s internal departments.

Discovery-owned broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a deal for rights across Europe to the 2019 instalment of tennis’s Laver Cup competition.

German telco Deutsche Telekom has promoted Michael Schuld to the role of head of its television business unit

France’s top-tier women’s handball league announced on Tuesday that it has agreed a deal with the French Olympic committee’s ‘Sport in France’ free-to-air channel to broadcast the competition for the 2…

Channel 4 will continue to be the free-to-air home of Formula One in the UK after agreeing a multi-year extension to its deal with the motor-racing championship’s right-holder, pay-television broadcaster S…

The proliferation of new digital platforms, coupled with the now global availability of content, have been the main challenges in monitoring the piracy of the Bundesliga in recent years, according to Athletia,…

Sky Italia has signed a new four-year deal with the US’s National Basketball Association that will allow the Italian pay-TV broadcaster to air more than 300 regular-season matches live.

Media group AMC Networks acquired rights to the Swedish Hockey League in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, bolstering its ice hockey portfolio

The RDA agency has reached an agreement to distribute rights for the Great Britain Rugby League Lions’ upcoming tour.

UK pay-TV broadcaster Sky today began its live coverage in earnest from women’s golf’s Solheim Cup, offering up a production output that matches the levels provided at the men’s 2018 Ryder Cup. S

The Belgian Pro League is looking to kick off its domestic broadcast rights auction “at the end of October or early November” despite still lacking consensus from clubs over the collective sale of the…

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 has announced plans to add sports coverage to its TV4 Play streaming service

Digiturk, the beIN Media Group-owned pay-TV broadcaster, has agreed a three-season deal from 2019-20 onwards for the exclusive rights to Euroleague basketball in Turkey

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC will provide coverage of the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games, which gets underway in the Hungarian capital of Budapest today (Friday)

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has reported significant ratings growth for its coverage of the US Open tennis grand slam in Europe

French telecoms group Altice has revealed that the subscription total for its RMC Sport channels is “close to” two million as it heads into its second season of Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa Lea…

Eurovision Services, the business services arm of the European Broadcast Union, has agreed a deal with Spanish basketball’s governing body the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto to distribute the broadcast si…

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has agreed a one-season deal for the rights to the European Handball Federation’s men’s and women’s Champions League, including the Final Four, in Poland. T

French-language public broadcaster RTBF has agreed a sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for exclusive, free-to-air rights in Belgium to the 2020-2024 Olympic Games cycle in the French-speaking…

UK pay-TV broadcaster Premier Sports has raised doubts over the future of Pro14 highlights coverage on its channels given the focus on producing its extensive live output of all matches from the cross-border…

Live coverage of the inaugural World Urban Games is to be shown across Europe by Eurosport, the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has launched an invitation to tender process for broadcast rights in most of Europe to the Copa del Rey domestic cup competition, offering centralised rights from…

Italian digital terrestrial television broadcaster Sportitalia has acquired the rights to Scottish Premiership football

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has been given a €1.5m ($1.7

7Sports, the sport business unit of Germany media company ProSiebenSat