LIV Golf reverts to live streaming on YouTube
LIV Golf has announced plans to live stream all of its tournaments on YouTube in international markets, including pay-per-view streaming in four countries where rights deals are already in place
New CAF tenders open door to return of agency gatekeeper model
The concurrent invitations to tender issued by the Confederation of African Football earlier this month represent the most comprehensive set of rights made available since the high-profile termination of CAF’s $1bn (€930m), 12-year contract with Lagardère Sports.
DAZN cracks down on pirated streams in Videocites tie-up
DAZN has teamed up with AI-based video tracking and analytics company Videocites in a move to step up its battle against intellectual property theft and illegal social media streams of its live sports…
US financier Walter makes multi-million investment in PSA’s commercial arm
Mark Walter, the American billionaire with ownership stakes in major international sports teams, has made a multi-million dollar investment in a squash commercial vehicle to accelerate the transformation of the PSA World Tour.
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Blast to set first with TikTok coverage of Paris Major
Esports entertainment company Blast has teamed up with short-form social media video platform TikTok to stream live coverage from this week’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in Paris.
LFP president: €200m a year is international rights target
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) should be bringing in €200m ($217.5m) per year from Ligue 1 international rights in the next cycle, according to league president Vincent Labrune, a far cry from the current fee it receives as part of a long-term agreement with beIN Media Group.
CAF issues media rights ITTs in sub-Saharan Africa, international markets
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has initiated broadcast rights sales processes in sub-Saharan Africa and international markets for its flagship competitions between 2023 and 2025
Tech Mahindra’s GCL gears up for launch with Protocol rights appointment
The Global Chess League (GCL) has appointed the Protocol Sports Marketing agency as its exclusive media rights distributor as it prepares to launch next month.
In Focus: French Open
The French Open, also known as Roland Garros, is the only grand slam to be played on clay courts and one of the country’s major sports properties.
Apple sports executive Distad ‘set to depart’
Pete Distad, senior director of video and sports at Apple, is reportedly stepping down from his role after almost a decade with the technology company
Fedcom’s Skweek doubles down on basketball coverage
Streaming platform Skweek, which is owned by logistics, shipping and commodities trading company Fedcom, has agreed a deal with Euroleague Basketball for global streaming rights to the upcoming Adidas…
Disney cable revenue falls as ESPN+ subscribers pass 25m
Walt Disney Company has posted a 7-per-cent reduction in linear networks revenue for the most recent quarter due to falls across both domestic and international channels, as ESPN’s streaming service, E…
Recast to stream Extreme E in 100 countries
Electric off-road SUV motorsport series Extreme E has widened its reach by agreeing a rights deal with Scotland-based streaming platform Recast
Sport does not know the origin of its private equity money, SportBusiness report suggests
Sports rights-holders often have little to no idea about the origin of the money they are accepting from private equity funds, a new 90-page SportBusiness report has found.
Sportradar records ‘solid’ start to 2023 as Q1 revenue hits €207.6m
Sports data and betting services company Sportradar has reported revenue of €207.6m ($228.1m) for the first quarter of 2023, a 24-per-cent increase on the same period in 2022.
Endeavor posts record revenue from owned sports unit, to pay first quarterly dividend
Endeavor, owner of the IMG and WME agencies, is to pay a quarterly dividend for the first time, beginning later this year, following a strong start to 2023 for the sports and entertainment giant