Iceland

Icelandic telco Síminn surprised the market by securing English Premier League rights from 2019-20, replacing the dominant player, media group 365.

Telco Síminn has become the new rights-holder of the English Premier League in Iceland, promising new levels of coverage for the top division of English club football.

England’s Premier League will today receive offers for its rights in multiple markets for the three seasons from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

Media group 365 has retained its grip on Uefa Champions League and Europa League media rights in Iceland, paying an increase of about 50 per cent.

Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, has secured coverage in Iceland for the first time under a new rights deal with broadcaster Sport TV.

Uefa will earn just under €3.5m for national team rights from 2018-19 to 2021-22 in Iceland RÚV will pay about €850,000 for rights to 24 first- and second-party Iceland matches 365 will pay €2.6m for

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has agreed a new broadcast rights deal in Iceland, along with extending existing agreements in Albania and Cyprus.

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired rights in seven countries for the 2015-16 Formula E Championship electric car-racing series.

Danish state-owned broadcasters DR and TV2 and Icelandic media company Skjarinn have acquired rights for the Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament.

The Saran Media agency has acquired exclusive rights in Turkey and Iceland for football’s Copa Libertadores club tournament.

Mixed martial arts series the Ultimate Fighting Championship has expanded its agreement with Saran Media to allow the agency to distribute UFC rights in Iceland until January 2017.

The CAA Eleven agency has launched invitations to tender for the media rights in Iceland to European qualifiers for the Uefa Euro 2016 and 2018 Fifa World Cup national team football tournaments.

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