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Details of an electric powerboat championship backed by Alejandro Agag, the founder of electric vehicle racing series Formula E, and Rodi Basso, former director of motorsport at McLaren, have been announced,…

UK-based sports marketing agency Pitch International has unveiled a reshuffle of its media and advisory leadership team, including the promotion of Guy Le Grew to the newly-created position of chief revenue…

All live matches from Italian basketball’s Serie A are to be marketed to international broadcasters for the first time in the two-year agreement with SN1 Trading, the rights arm of Munich-based consultancy S…

DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, has finalised an agreement to sell a majority stake in its digital football-focused platforms, including Goal

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the organising body of rugby union’s Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup, has created an over-the-top streaming platform to service fans in c…

Belgium’s Pro League is working with media rights-holder Eleven Sports, the subscription broadcaster, and the Mediapro agency to secure longer contracts with broadcasters in Europe, while a new 1:30pm (…

Rugby union digital media platform RugbyPass has launched a new subscription service, The XV, offering premium journalism, including interviews and long-read features, with podcasts and video content to…

Data and technology company Stats Perform has agreed a multi-year deal with Dutch AI-based visualisation company Beyond Sports for the usage of its positional tracking data of football’s English Premier L…

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a new fan engagement app which will stream live coverage of matches and aims to be the digital “home of hockey” for fans, players and officials wor…

Inside this issue: RUGBY UNION: Amazon’s Autumn Nations Cup swoop triggers speculation over rugby intentions FOOTBALL: Premier League sees steep discount in short-term China deal A

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.

Inside this issue: MULTI-SPORT: Covid-19 bursts China bubble amid changing political, economic winds FOOTBALL: AFC and FMA to renegotiate global rights contract

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has agreed a new five-year worldwide betting streaming rights deal with the Matchroom Sport agency

Esports superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has signed a multi-year deal to stream on the Amazon-owned Twitch platform following the recent shutdown of Microsoft’s Mixer service. I

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform will continue to exclusively collect and manage data from Belgian football’s top-tier Jupiler Pro League and second-tier 1B Pro League through its Opta d…

LaLiga giants FC Barcelona has set a new digital landmark by becoming the first sports team in the world to gain over 10 million subscribers to its official channel on online video platform YouTube

European football’s governing body Uefa is planning on refunding €575m ($667m) to rights-holding broadcasters because of the disruption to its club competitions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to …

For Media Sports, the media-rights agency with offices in London and Dubai, is to sell the international broadcast rights to the Uefa Champions League third qualifying round match between Greece’s PAOK a…

World Rugby has launched a fan survey in order to form a global rugby fan panel which aims to shape the governing body's broadcast, content production and social media rugby offering

Simon Thomas, chief commercial officer at Fifa, has decided to leave the Zurich-based international federation after just 12 months in the role, SportBusiness can reveal

Digital sports media company Play Sports Group (PSG) has further expanded its Global Cycling Network service with the launch of a second Italian-language channel, GCN Italia Racing

Karate Combat, a two-year-old professional, full-contact karate league, has signed an international media rights agreement with global broadcaster beIN Sports covering 37 markets including the United States

The sports shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 75-per-cent fall in second-quarter revenues at Wanda Sports Group, the owner of the Infront agency, among other interests in sport

The Asian Football Confederation and the Football Marketing Asia agency are to renegotiate the terms of their landmark, $2

The National Women’s Soccer League has announced that every game of the NWSL 2020 fall series will be streamed globally thanks to an expanded partnership with Twitch.

World Table Tennis, the new commercial arm of the International Table Tennis Federation, has developed its video archive in co-operation with Imagen, the UK-based video management platform business

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has issued an invitation to tender for the provision of broadcast transmission and streaming services at its flagship French Open between 2021 and 2023

GolfTV displayed substantial growth in users and subscribers in July, with content featuring Tiger Woods, a global content partner of the Discovery-owned subscription streaming platform, a major contributor…

The Infront agency has extended its global rights deal with the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) for a further five seasons, till 2025-26

SportsTribal TV, a free, ad-supported sports streaming service that will use Red Bee Media’s OTT platform, is to launch later this year.

German media company Sportainment Medien, the parent company of German subscription broadcaster Sportdigital Fussball, has developed a ‘dynamic live atmosphere’ generator to enhance television broadcasts of …

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired the exclusive global media rights for Sri Lanka Cricket in a three-year deal from 2020 to 2023

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has agreed a deal for live betting streaming rights to the Pro League, the top tier of club football in Belgium

The IMG agency will launch two new magazine shows for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and the FIM Speedway Grand Prix as part of plans to provide additional content for fans

DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, is looking into ways of securing new investment of as much as $1bn (€845m).

The Sportfive agency has been appointed to exclusively sell international broadcast rights to Portugal’s Primeira Liga from 2020-21 to 2022-23.