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IMG has re-committed to Sport 24, its in-flight and in-ship channel business, in a long-term extension to its agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic,…

The value of global sports media rights took a significant hit in 2020 as the impact of Covid-19 becomes apparent, the latest SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report has found

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO), the not-for-profit entity that represents the body of professional triathletes, has recruited experienced outside broadcast director and producer Martin…

The Tencent Cloud division of Chinese digital media company Tencent has agreed a deal with World Rowing to provide global live streaming of the federation’s upcoming World Indoor Championships.

International broadcaster Eurosport has renewed a swathe of broadcast rights to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) events in 2021 in a deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting…

Extreme E has agreed a deal for Al Kamel Systems, the Madrid-based supplier of graphics, data processes and timekeeping to the motor sports industry, to support its broadcast with timekeeping, TV graphic…

Italian football’s Lega Serie A has decided to enter into private negotiations with bidders for its international rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24.

Last year’s Covid-19-disrupted F1 season led to a record number of fans tuning in to the F1 virtual action for their racing fix. A total of 11.4

The Infront agency has bolstered its road cycling portfolio in a long-term deal for international broadcast rights to both the Tour of Flanders and the Netherlands’ Amstel Gold Race.

Media giant Disney has agreed to pay a sizeable one-off fee to secure a three-season extension to its domestic broadcast rights to Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol (LPF), following a legal spat that had threatened to end its relationship with the league.

Cricket South Africa was underpaid by about R100m for Mzansi Super League international media and commercial rights in 2018 and 2019, according to a report into widespread misconduct and mismanagement at the governing body.

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Media-rights deals for the 36th America’s Cup sailing tournament prioritised supporting the competition’s key revenue vertical of sponsorship and building its fanbase for future iterations.

Football’s world governing body has launched 'Fifa Sound', a fan engagement initiative combining music and football created in partnership with global music company Universal Music Group.

Data and digital media firm Sportradar has announced an eight-year, global data and video rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation, covering the 2021-28 period

The Polish Ekstraklasa has made its international broadcast rights in selected markets available on Content Arena, the online media rights trading platform, as its seeks to boost its worldwide distribution

Eleven, the Aser Ventures-owned subscription broadcaster, has restructured and expanded its leadership roles, incorporating a number of members who joined the business after its acquisition of streaming…

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO), the not-for-profit entity that represents the body of professional triathletes, has commissioned the UK-based production company Noah Media Group to create…

The International Bowling Federation, the recently rebranded global governing body for the sport of tenpin, ninepin and para bowling, has engaged US mobile communications platform Spark Compass to revamp…

Digital media company OneFootball has appointed Denise Parkinson to the new role of global entertainment director

Shay Segev, chief executive of international sports betting and gaming group Entain, has been recruited by DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, as its co-chief executive

Frank Arthofer is stepping down as Formula 1’s director of digital and licensing after four years in the role.

LiveWire Sport, the UK-based digital content agency, has been appointed in a two-year agreement with World Rugby to lead the international rugby union governing body’s social channel management and paid m…

The Professional Triathletes Organisation has appointed Tim Godfrey as its chief marketing officer

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has agreed new rights distribution deals with Greek pay-television operator Cosmote and Chinese internet platform Channel Zero

The Turkish Football Federation and pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group will hope to have put a dispute over scheduled payments behind them after a new payment plan was agreed between the two parties…

Torneos, the Argentinian rights agency, and Global Sports Rights Management, the agency that holds international broadcast rights to the top two Brazilian football leagues, have formed an alliance to commercialise…

DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, generated a 76-per-cent increase in revenues in 2019 on the back of higher subscriber numbers although the group loss rose to $1

The board of Wanda Sports Group has approved a move to delist from the Nasdaq stock exchange amid the proposal from a Dalian Wanda subsidiary to buy the outstanding Class A ordinary shares

Chase Carey, the outgoing chief executive of Formula 1, has revealed that the motor-racing series has held talks with retail giant Amazon over a potential streaming rights deal

Worldwide broadcast deals for Ultimate Tennis Showdown, the event launched by tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou during the Covid-19 shutdown, will continue to be negotiated by In&OutStories, the Paris-based…

Serie C, the third tier of club football in Italy, is to showcase its matches internationally in an agreement to take its online streaming platform worldwide

Conmebol, South American football’s governing body, has advanced its invitation to tender process for commercial rights to its club competitions between 2023 and 2026 by asking interested companies to r…

The Infront agency has promoted Andreas Kaeshammer to the role of global head of football and as a replacement for the experienced Stephan Herth who relinquished the job earlier in the year

Organisers of the America’s Cup have signed a number of new rights contracts for the 36th edition of the sailing event, with the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella body of free-to-air broadcasters, a…

Football media platform OneFootball has today (Tuesday) announced the acquisition of football-focused digital media company Dugout to form what the two parties claim will be the sport’s largest owned a…

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched the bidding process for hosting its new second-tier national team competition, the FIH Nations Cup, which will be played in 2022 for the first time