JioCinema breaks streaming record for IPL final
Indian streaming service JioCinema has set a new global record for the most concurrent views for a live streamed event after over 32 million viewers tuned in to its coverage of the 2023 Indian Premier…
Viacom18 lands rights to India’s Ultimate Table Tennis
Media group Viacom18 has acquired rights in India to the domestic Ultimate Table Tennis league
IPL linear rights strategy ‘vindicated’, says Disney Star’s Gupta
Record viewership for the IPL on Disney Star’s channels points to the enduring strength of linear, Sanjog Gupta tells SportBusiness Media.
Sony chief Yoshida expects Zee merger to close by September
Kenichiro Yoshida, chief executive of Sony Corporation, expects the long-awaited merger between India’s Sony Pictures Networks and Zee Entertainment Enterprises to close by September this year.
WWE set for event in India, open to moving SmackDown from Friday nights
Nick Khan, chief executive of WWE, has revealed that the wrestling organisation will be staging an event in India in September, and suggested that its flagship SmackDown programme could move from its current…
DAZN set to develop Hyderabad tech hub
Global sports streaming service and media company DAZN has made its first major investment in India by striking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Telangana, amid recent efforts…
Sony pays increase to get Euro 2024 and 2028 over the line
Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks paid a per-tournament uplift on its previous fee to renew its Uefa national team rights, including the European Championships.
Volleyball World nets FanCode deal, expands Stake.com sponsorship
Indian digital platform FanCode has secured a two-year exclusive media rights deal with Volleyball World, the commercial entity created by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and private equity…
BCCI to split digital and linear rights in new tender
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to separate its domestic linear and digital rights when it tenders its rights from 2023-24 onwards in the coming months
MotoGP aims for India inroads through Viacom18 exposure
Media group Viacom18 secured exclusive rights in India to the MotoGP motorcycling series for three years, from 2023 to 2025, after striking an advertising revenue share deal with events promoter Fairstreet Sports.
Sony retains Uefa national team rights, including Euro 2024 and 2028
Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has secured exclusive rights to Uefa Euro 2024 and Euro 2028, as well as the Uefa Nations League and all European Qualifiers and friendly matches…
Sony, FanCode net AIFF Super Cup rights
Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks and streaming platform FanCode have secured rights to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Super Cup
Viacom18 bags MotoGP rights ahead of season opener
Media group Viacom18 has secured exclusive rights in India to the MotoGP motorcycling series. The deal comes prior to this year's opening race in Portugal on Sunday
Legends League T20 grows media revenue in new Star deal
Legends League Cricket is already the second most-watched T20 property in India, according to Raman Raheja, its co-founder and chief executive.
FanCode nets WSL streaming rights in India
Indian digital platform FanCode has secured exclusive streaming rights in India to the FA Women's Super League. FanCode will show 20 select matches this season and 57 matches in the 2023-24 season
F1 goes DTC in India as non-cricket properties face tough times
Formula 1 launched its OTT platform F1 TV Pro in India prior to the 2023 season’s start after none of India’s major sports broadcasters offered a high enough rights fee for the motor racing series.
Disney Star makes first-time free-to-air IPL provision
Disney Star has said it will provide free-to-air access to T20 cricket competition the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the first time