Middle East

Israel’s Sports Channel is paying a reduced fee for Uefa Champions League rights during the current cycle, bringing the competition’s value back to a more rational level.

Footballco, the private equity-backed football media business, has acquired Middle East-based digital sports publisher Kooora in an eight-figure, all-cash deal

Pan-regional pay-television operator beIN Sports has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the World Rugby Sevens Series in Australia and all 24 territories across the Middle East and North Africa

The IMG agency has signed a long-term commercial agreement with the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) covering the next six editions of the national team tournament

Italy’s Serie A will continue to make its matches available for free on YouTube in the Middle East and North Africa for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, despite receiving bids from broadcasters in the region.

The HBA Media agency has secured seven new broadcast rights-holders for the Saudi Cup, as it expands coverage of the annual horse racing fixture for the third consecutive year

Israel-based automated highlights company WSC Sports has raised investments totalling $100m (€88.2m) from a Series D funding round led by Israeli investment management company Ion Crossover Partners.

Film producer Aviv Giladi has today (Monday) been named as the president of broadcast partnerships at DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired media rights for the inaugural edition of Legends League Cricket, a competition featuring retired star cricket players from around…

Automated sports broadcast production and analytics company Pixellot has expanded into the United Arab Emirates through an agreement with Dubai-based sports broadcast system integrator Cam Plus Sport

A large decrease in Japan has dragged down the global value of Asian Football Confederation media rights by at least 13 per cent in the 2021-24 cycle.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has acquired rights to national team football tournament the 2021 Fifa Arab Cup in 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has acquired exclusive rights to the postponed 2020 World Padel Championship across 37 territories spanning the Middle East and North Africa, Asia-Pacific and…

The Israeli Professional Football League and its member clubs are set to implement a new league-wide model of physiological data collection along with tactical video capturing and live streaming, with…

London’s High Court of Justice has rejected a counterclaim made by pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group against Selevision Saudi, but highlighted evidence that raises a “serious issue” over the S…

Diplomatic processes put in place in 2021 to heal the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar have brought an end to the four-and-half-year dispute, sparking hope that the region’s sports broadcasting market will soon revert to normality.

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