Boutique agencies were at the fore in the sales process for international rights to the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa, with the bigger players opting not to participate due to the carving out of key territories.
Watch.Hockey, the direct-to-consumer OTT service recently launched by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), in collaboration with tech company Nagra, represents a new commercial model that could encourage more mid-tier sports properties to develop state-of-the-art D2C platforms.
Bundesliga international rights declined in value in 2020-21 as the league struggles to find a home in the Middle East and found mixed results replacing its multi-territory Fox deal via market-by-market sales.
Varavuth Jentanakul, founder and chief executive of Thai media company Zense Entertainment, explains the story behind his company’s landmark eight-year deal for Football Association of Thailand rights.
DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, is to maintain the launch of its boxing-focused global streaming service on December 1, despite the postponement of its first major…
LiveWire Sport, the UK-based digital content agency, has said that it is prepared to initiate court proceedings in England or Switzerland against the International Swimming League over debts it claims…
The International Swimming League is facing up to claims of more debts owed after it emerged that the IMG agency is awaiting full payment for broadcast production services provided during the inaugural…
Thai media company Zense Entertainment and international broadcaster Eleven Sports are discussing the creation of a linear and digital media platform for Thai domestic football in the wake of Zense’s landmark eight-year rights deal with the Thai FA.
Infront has edged closer to enhancing its dominance over skiing media rights, with the agency entering exclusive negotiations with the Swiss Ski Association for international rights from 2022-23, following a hotly contested tender process.
Manchester United and Liverpool will push ahead with their demand to exploit some of their English Premier League matches on their own digital channels despite the likely damage this will cause to the value of the league’s main international rights package, SportBusiness Media understands.
Uefa’s first-ever sale of centralised global media rights to the Women’s Champions League is thought to have drawn bids from at least four established sports-rights agencies, one new-entry agency player and one media group.
David Szlezak, managing director of EHF Marketing, discusses how it has been working with Infront and DAZN on the distribution media rights from 2020-21, and the latest key deals that the former has signed.
Lega Basket, the governing body of top tier Italian basketball, saw its domestic pay-television media-rights income growth slow considerably in the 2020-22 rights round, driven by a significantly less competitive market.
After a five-month delay and a few matches shaved off the top, this season’s Uefa Champions League and Europa League have finally come to a close. The one-legged format used from the quarterfinals produced one of the most exciting tournaments in recent memory, prompting Uefa president Aleksander Čeferin to ponder whether Uefa could learn a thing or two for future seasons.
Inside this issue:
FOOTBALL: Broadcaster power struggles help drive up the value of LaLiga in sub-Saharan Africa
CRICKET: Sri Lanka Cricket finally sells rights, but income depends on shifting calendar
While Sri Lanka Cricket has closed a protracted sales process for its global media rights from 2020 to 2023, the board’s income for the period is yet to be fully determined and will be affected by a shifting international cricket calendar.
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