Middle East

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

The Discovery-owned Eurosport India has acquired rights for the Indian national football team's friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates

UK free-to-air network ITV has become the latest broadcaster to agree a rights deal for Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series

The Israeli Professional Football League is set to proceed with a plan to make direct-to-consumer OTT its primary broadcast platform from the 2021-22 season onward, as it faces the reality of a dip in direct media rights fees for the foreseeable future.

The Israeli Professional Football League, the country’s top tier of professional football, intends to go direct-to-consumer with a streaming platform after Israeli broadcasters failed to meet the league’s res…

Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton has committed to showing electric off-road motor racing’s new Extreme E series.

The International Olympic Committee has flagged up its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s efforts to tackle piracy, telling the United States Trade Representative office, that it is “extremely concerned” about…

SIS, a provider of end-to-end products and services to the betting and broadcast industries, has agreed a two-year deal to distribute live broadcast pictures and data to horse racing’s Saudi Cup.

The Israeli Professional Football Leagues, the body that manages the commercial rights to Israeli football’s top two divisions, has issued an invitation to tender for domestic and international broadcast r…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has said it has received no “official communication” from Saudi Arabia, amid some reports that the beIN Sports channels have returned to the air in the country.