New Zealand Cricket struck a new long-term deal with Sony Pictures Networks which is a slight increase on the current fee, but which will rise strongly if a second India series takes place over the term.

Sony Pictures Networks has secured New Zealand Cricket rights in India from May 2024 to April 2031 in a move which will see Amazon depart from its experiment showing cricket in the country after 2026

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, chaired and run by business mogul Mukesh Ambani, will buy out Paramount Global’s 13-per-cent stake in media group Viacom18 for $517m (€472m).

Streaming platform FanCode has secured exclusive F1 rights in India for 2024 and 2025, after the open-wheel racing series went direct-to-consumer in 2023.  

Disney Star and Reliance Industries, majority owner of Viacom18, today announced the merger of their Indian television and streaming assets, creating an $8.5bn media behemoth.

The dispute between media groups Zee and Disney Star over their seemingly broken agreement for International Cricket Council (ICC) rights looks set to intensify, with Zee asserting that its counterpart…

An immediate consequence of the collapse in the proposed merger between Sony Pictures Networks and Zee Entertainment is that the latter now intends to withdraw its planned $1.4bn (€1.2bn) commitment to rival media group Disney Star towards rights fees for International Cricket Council events.

The planned $10bn (€9.2bn) mega-Indian media merger, two years in the making, between Sony Pictures Networks and Zee Entertainment was officially scrapped today (Monday).

The proposed merger between Disney Star and Reliance is being driven to a great extent by the wish to avoid a repeat of the 2023 IPL, in which the two entities undercut each other, resulting in reduced advertising revenues.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has agreed a five-year contract extension with its rights-holder in India and the Indian subcontinent, media group Sony Pictures Networks India.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has struck its most significant media rights contract for the next cycle, announcing a four-year deal with Indian media group Viacom18

Sony Pictures Networks has shored up its football portfolio with a renewal of Uefa club competition rights in the Indian subcontinent from 2024-25 to 2026-27, SportBusiness understands

Disney Star, rather than Zee Entertainment, will show the upcoming International Cricket Council U19 World Cup on its linear channels, in the wake of the delay in the merger between Sony Pictures Networks…

More than 500 million people in India watched Disney Star’s linear coverage of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the pay-television broadcaster has announced.

India's defeat to Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup final on home soil drew a record peak concurrency of almost 59 million viewers on Disney Star's OTT platform yesterday (Sunday)

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire media giant Disney's business in the country

Disney Star recorded a peak concurrency of 35 million viewers on its OTT platform during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan on October 14, setting a new global sports streaming…

Viacom18 acquired exclusive rights to the ISL at the base price, with Reliance Industries, which majority-owns both entities, key to the long-term sustainability of the league.