Global

H.I.G. Capital, the international private equity and asset management firm, has become the sole owner of the Sportfive agency, acquiring the 24.9-per-cent stake it did not already own

Fledgling UK-based direct-to-consumer video platform Recast is close to striking deals with subscription broadcasters to help them monetise not only short highlights, but also live content
USA

Early results show sharp drops compared to Rio and London Olympics

Pay-per-view and subscription-based sports streaming service Fanseat has bolstered its speedway rights portfolio through a wide-ranging deal with the French Motorcycling Federation (FFM)

The impact of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the International Olympic Committee’s finances has been laid bare in its latest financial statements, with the organisation declaring revenues o…

LiveU, the live video streaming and remote production technology provider, has been acquired by Carlyle, the global investment firm

Marron Media, the Australia-based sports media agency co-founded by former International Cricket Council media rights manager Lara Richards, has been appointed to distribute the international broadcast…

John Grabowski has left the IMG agency to take up a position as commercial director at Move.ai, the London-based technology company that delivers AI-generated 3D animations

For Media Sports Management, the Dubai-based rights consultancy headed by Emanuele Villari, is to sell the international broadcast rights to the Uefa Champions League third qualifying round match between…

Sunset+Vine, the UK-based sports production and media company, has agreed a live production, content and media agency deal for the new E-Bike Grand Prix (EBK GP) Racing Series

Companies to create combined set of enhanced digital experiences

The IMG agency has been awarded damages to compensate for lost rights fees in its lawsuit against the German arm of TUI Cruises following its live broadcasts of 2018 Fifa World Cup and 2019 Women’s World C…

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has secured a five-year deal to become the exclusive distributor of live streams and real-time stats to licensed betting operators for Badminton World Federation…

Pixotope, a leading provider of mixed reality production solutions, has appointed Sam Leadsom as vice-president of global business development in sports

Experienced digital media executive Kay Madati has been appointed chief commercial officer by Fifa, filling the post vacated by Simon Thomas last year

Tributes have been paid to Mike Ingram, one of the key figures behind digital sports rights agency Inform Group, who has died suddenly

Ross Hair, the experienced international broadcast executive, has joined IMG as senior vice-president, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at the IMG Media division