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The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced a collaboration with Israel-based artificial intelligence video company WSC Sports

Claude Ruibal, the experienced digital sports media executive, has joined the board of Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has renewed its long-running global media-rights deal with the International Biathlon Union for…

The Stockholm-based Spring Media agency is to distribute international broadcast rights to the 2020 edition of tennis’ Tie Break Tens.

Cricket's Pakistan Super League (PSL) has signed up Chinese telco Oppo as a sponsor ahead of its 2020 edition

The International Table Tennis Federation has decided against awarding its commercial rights wholesale to an agency in its next cycle, and will instead use a combination of in-house expertise and agency…

The general assembly of Belgium’s Pro League today decided to award domestic media rights to subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards, but resistance from two member clubs has prevented t…

The Premier League will continue to prefer broadcast-rights deals despite its moves to raise its capacity to adopt a direct-to-consumer model in the next cycle, the league’s executive director, Bill B…

Singapore telecoms operator StarHub has bolstered its tennis offering by reaching an agreement to launch the beIN Sports 2 channel via its StarHub Entertainment service

The NFL League is at a pivotal moment in its distribution of media rights outside the US. Deals in two of the league’s most important overseas territories, the UK and China, are up for renewal. The league is also thought to be looking for a new partner for its rights across Europe.

The International Biathlon Union has doubled the value of its global media-rights in a ‘four-plus-four’ deal agreed in exclusive negotiations with the European Broadcasting Union.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa continues to grow club competition income in Austria & Switzerland HANDBALL: EHF Champions League rescheduling hits rights round in France

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Europa League value falls in France in wake of Champions League frenzy FOOTBALL: Premier League goes early in Nordics and opens up option of premium six-season deal

The English Premier League is developing its plans for an OTT service and is moving towards a "a mix of direct-to-consumer and [traditional] media rights sales", chief executive Richard Masters has said

The Formula One motor-racing series has announced that this year’s pre-season tests will receive coverage on its F1 TV Pro over-the-top streaming service.

Live Portuguese-language streaming of matches from the Copa do Brasil is being offered internationally on a new OTT platform launched for the Brazilian club knockout tournament

The European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has agreed a four-year extension to its global rights deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters

Sport’s traditional model of the exclusive territory-by-territory sale of media rights is not one that fits esports, according to a leading executive from Riot Games, the esports event organiser and v…

Dorna Sports, commercial rights-holder of MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), has engaged LaLiga, organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, to aid its efforts…

The international pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has appointed former Sky Sports commercial director, Richard Verow, to head up its global sports acquisitions and distribution business

France's Ligue Nationale de Rugby has begun a search for head of broadcast rights and content

DAZN Group has reiterated its intention to ensure transparency in its joint 10-year European Handball Federation rights agreement with the Infront agency given the digital sports media company is also…

LaLiga, the governing body for the top-two divisions of Spanish football, has agreed a deal with tech firm Samsung to carry the LaLigaSportsTV OTT platform

The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel will provide exclusive global digital coverage of the five boxing qualification events for Tokyo 2020 taking place between February and May

Italian streaming platform PMG Sport has agreed a three-year extension to its media-rights deal for cycling’s Tour of the Alps, with the latest contract widening its remit to marketing.

Global viewing figures for the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) 2019 Road World Championships rose by 31 per cent from the previous year’s event, according to organiser Welcome to Yorkshire.

US interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard has agreed a wide-ranging strategic relationship with Google through which the internet company’s video-sharing platform, YouTube, will become t…

This year’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series US horse-racing event will benefit from television exposure in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean for the first time courtesy o…

Infront secured broadcast agreements in more than 155 territories for last year’s edition of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Championships.

The Formula E electric motor car series has unveiled the introduction of a helmet camera to its broadcast coverage of races

The PGA Tour has announced an expansive agreement with Facebook to distribute daily highlight packages globally on Facebook Watch in 2020, starting at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open.

The Formula One motor-racing series experienced a drop-off of 19.2 million unique television viewers during the 2019 season

Transforming Serie A into a media company and ‘internationalising’ the appeal of the Italian league were the two key themes outlined by Serie A’s newly-elected president Paolo Dal Pino at his first leagu…

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga, has underlined the need for online retail giant Amazon and other major streaming platforms to provide consumer data details as part of any rights agreement

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a fresh content agreement with social media platform Facebook designed to showcase its pay-per-view broadcasts

Argentina’s Superliga, the top-tier of domestic football in the South American country, has extended the bid deadline in its tender process for international broadcast rights, with ESPN said to be one o…

The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has received two bids for the domestic broadcast rights to its national team’s qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup, according to media reports in the country.