Middle East

Saudi Arabian state-owned media company Saudi Sports Company has announced its acquisition of National Football League rights. The broadcaster has announced a three-year agreement for the rights

Emirati telco Etisalat has secured exclusive media rights in the Middle East and North Africa to the International Cricket Council Men's Twenty20 World Cup 2021 as part of a "ground-breaking collaboration…

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has agreed an exclusive Hebrew-language deal with the Gaming Channel, Israel’s first 24/7 linear esports and gaming channel.

Sports marketing company Rise Worldwide has been appointed as the exclusive commercial and media rights agency for the Abu Dhabi T10 cricket league in a multi-year mandate

State-backed broadcaster Oman Sport Channel has picked up the media rights to the Asian zone qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup

The Liga ACB, Spain’s top-flight basketball competition, has struck deals with broadcasters in Turkey and Israel, continuing its spree of renewals in recent weeks.

Marketing firm PRO Company has acquired the media rights for Asian Football Confederation competitions in the 2021 to 2024 cycle

Helbiz Media, Lega Serie B’s global media rights distributor, has announced deals for the second tier of Italian club football with the Athletic Sports Group agency in Romania and pay-television broadcaster T…

The Collins Cup, the flagship event of the Professional Triathletes Organisation, is to be shown by subscription broadcaster beIN Media Group across the Middle East and North Africa, USA and Canada

ESL Gaming, the Modern Times Group-owned esports company, has struck an exclusive broadcast deal in Israel with The Gaming Channel

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has confirmed its chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, and other officials have been the subject of “malicious hacks and threats”.

Sources say the deal represents a decrease of about 25 per cent compared to beIN’s previous deal, from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

The International Federation of Sport Climbing has agreed new broadcast rights deals in China, Italy, Switzerland and Israel as the sport prepares to make its Olympic Games debut. Zhibo

Broadcast rights to Italian football’s Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana from 2021-22 to 2023-24 have been acquired by a string of agencies and broadcasters in different international markets.

The IPFL has stopped short of making history with an exclusive D2C offering after Charlton came forward with a bid that matched the reserve price set in the initial tender process.

Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton has retained rights to the country’s top two football divisions until at least 2026 after clubs ultimately opted for the security of a traditional broadcast d…

Saudi Arabian state-owned media company Saudi Sports Company has acquired media rights for Asian Football Confederation competitions in the 2021-24 cycle