Ireland

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired rights in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Poland to the semi-finals of this year’s Copa del Rey Spanish football competition.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has announced its coverage of football’s Italian Serie A and Dutch Eredivisie in the UK and Ireland will cease at the end of February.

RTÉ has enhanced its coverage of hurling and football under a new agreement struck between the Irish public-service broadcaster, the Gaelic Athletic Association and pay-television broadcaster Eir Sport.

Pay-television channel Racing UK has revealed it will rebrand to Racing TV as it prepares to welcome horse racing from all 26 Irish racecourses on January 1

Irish sports broadcaster eir Sport and public-service broadcaster RTÉ have reached an agreement for rights to next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The Cricket Ireland governing body has secured its first multi-year media rights deal through an agreement with the Total Sports Marketing agency

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has paid an increase of more than 130 per cent to claim NBA rights in the UK and Ireland. Sky has struck a four-season deal, from 2018-19 to 2021-22, worth about $3

Newly-branded Irish broadcaster Virgin Media Television has acquired rights to the fifth season of the Formula E electric car-racing series

The European Tour agreed new deals with Sky in the UK and Ireland as well as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland last month, as a multi-territory agreement with Discovery nears completion.

Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland for the next three years, paying a lower minimum guarantee than its predecessor BT