Middle East

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.

International broadcaster Eurosport will show the inaugural season of the electric touring car racing series, Pure ETCR

LaLiga is launching a subscription mobile app in the Middle East and Africa, with plans to roll it out in other markets, under deals with mobile technology company Mondia and telco Orange

The Formula E electric racing series has announced it will stage its first night race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, as part of its 2020-21 season

Racecourse Media Group, the horse racing media and data rights holding company, has more than doubled the global exposure for the second running of the Bahrain International Trophy, the showpiece international…

James Elliott, formerly an executive at mixed martial arts’ Ultimate Fighting Championship and rights agencies including Pitch International and Kentaro, has been recruited by Evolution Media Capital, t…