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Commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has agreed a multi-year deal to renew its free-to-air rights in Germany to the wrestling entertainment series WWE

The British and Irish Lions rugby union team will not move the dates of their tour of South Africa next summer, despite its dates clashing with the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has negotiated agreements with rights-holders to allow its member broadcasters to air archive…

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has moved to counter the lack of NBA action on its Belgian schedules by agreeing a carriage deal for the North American basketball league’s OTT service, N…

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus is citing force majeure as the basis for its refusal to pay an upcoming €110m ($120m) instalment on this season’s Ligue 1 and 2 fee obligation.

A study published today (Monday) by the French broadcast and internet piracy regulators has found a markedly low appetite among the public to subscribe to a sports streaming platform

The German Football League (DFL) is in ongoing discussions with its domestic broadcast rights-holders as it seeks to reach a consensus with pay-television broadcaster Sky over the final instalment of this…

A war of words has erupted between French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and the French Professional League (LFP) over the former’s refusal to pay an upcoming €110m ($120m) instalment on this sea…

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been boosted in his legal battle with Swiss authorities with the news that the country’s Federal Criminal Court has a…

The French Swimming Federation (FFN) has carved out domestic free-to-air rights for 2020 and 2021 in a departure from the previous cycle. But the Covid-19 pandemic has introduced significant uncertainty over how the rights-holder’s new broadcasting contracts will operate.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the basketball media-rights landscape.

Greek club PAOK will continue to broadcast home matches on its PAOK TV OTT platform despite the service generating 25 per cent less revenue than pay-television broadcaster Nova’s offer for the team’s rights.

The European Broadcasting Union paid a slight fee increase to renew its global rights to European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) events for the 2021-24 cycle.

UK free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV will fill the hole in the gap left by the cancellation of the 2020 Grand National by offering live coverage of a virtual version of the iconic horse racing event

Željko Karajica, a leading figure in the German sports media-rights industry, has taken up a position as consultant to #loggedinfestival, the new online esports platform. Karajica recently left ProSiebenSat.

Matchroom Sport’s Barry Hearn is continuing to look at ways to stage live sports events behind closed doors despite the UK being in a state of ‘lockdown’ due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. H

Italian football’s Serie A registered a 13.5-per-cent increase in revenues during the 2018-19 season, in part thanks to improved media-rights revenues.

Motor cycling’s MotoGP has announced the launch of a virtual racing competition involving star riders from the series.

Gerrit Meier, the global managing director of Red Bull Media House, the media and content arm of the energy drinks brand, is to leave the company, according to reports in Austria

Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) is to launch Viaplay in Iceland on April 1, meaning its OTT streaming service will be available in all five Nordic countries

Slovakian public-service broadcaster RTVS has delayed the launch of its sports channel on a reluctance to enter into further financial commitments during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak

The German Football League (DFL) has postponed its invitation to tender for domestic Bundesliga broadcast rights from 2021-22 to 2024-25 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Barcelona-based rights and production group Mediapro has filed for a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) which the business has said will affect as many as 1,200 of its employees

Spanish LaLiga football club Real Madrid has launched an official channel on social video platform Twitch

Fox Sports Italia is set to cease its web operations at the end of the month, almost two years after its television operation shut down in Italy

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has made two additions to its commercial team, appointing World Wrestling Entertainment’s Adam Bigwood and former Perform executive Adam Bowley.

Polsat Games, the esports channel of Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat, has reached an agreement with esports organisations ESL and DreamHack to showcase a range of Counter Strike: Global Offensive…

European football's governing body, Uefa, and Spain’s LaLiga have both made available their wealth of archive content on their own broadcast platforms amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The Belgian Pro League and Belgian pay-television and telecommunications company Proximus, are organising a Fifa 20 esports competition to make up for the lack of matches during the Covid-19 outbreak

Mediaset, the Italy-based commercial broadcaster, has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1, a German commercial broadcaster, to 19.35 per cent after acquiring a further 4

Sport1, the German sports broadcaster, is to show various Fifa World Cup archive and documentary programming as it looks to rebuild a programming schedule hit by an absence of live sports events

French-pay television broadcaster Canal Plus has been forced to backtrack on its initiative to allow its premium channels to be broadcast free of charge to customers of French telecoms operators until…

The UK government has rejected calls from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee for rugby union’s Six Nations tournament to be promoted to the Group A category of listed sports events r…

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s federal cartel office, has given the all clear for the German Football League (DFL) to launch its invitation to tender for domestic Bundesliga rights.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has given French pay-television broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports access to a host of archive content for free following the postponement of 2019-20 Ligue…

The Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has announced further measures to protect itself against the impact of Covid-19, including that it will not be paying any rights fees for postponed properties until…