Middle East

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

Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that it will create a rights-acquisition and content platform under its Saudi Sports Company division had long been expected. What took some industry observers by surprise was the country’s apparent scaling back of its ambitions and the ostensibly softer tone used when outlining its acquisitions strategy.

Israeli pay-television broadcaster The Sports Channel’s latest renewal with the National Basketball Association saw it double its expenditure on a property with which it has become synonymous.

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star is poised to strengthen its grip on cricket broadcasting in the subcontinent by beating incumbent Sony to the rights for Cricket South Africa content.

At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.

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…

A state-controlled sports media company set up by the Saudi Arabia authorities would only look to secure broadcast rights in the country and not across the Middle East and North Africa, according to the…

Israel-based automated highlights company WSC Sports has reached an agreement with the Israeli Professional Football Leagues to provide real-time video content

The 2020 Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament got underway on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, after a six-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Automated sports video production company Pixellot has signed a deal with the Israeli Basketball Association (IBBA) to produce and distribute live games and additional content across the body’s media p…

The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has claimed that an AFC Champions League broadcast deal in the country has been terminated by the Asian Football Confederation due to “international s…

The Indian Premier League has released the schedule for its 2020 season in the United Arab Emirates

Israeli pay-television broadcaster The Sports Channel has renewed its rights to the National Basketball Association until the end of the 2025-26 season

The inaugural Emirates D10 cricket tournament begins this week in Dubai, marking the return of cricket in the United Arab Emirates after the Covid-19 shutdown

Saudi Arabian competition authorities have permanently cancelled the licence of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports and issued a fine of SAR10m (€2.34m/$2.6

Automated sports video production company Pixellot has announced the completion of a new $16m (€14.3

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that Saudi Arabia actively promoted and supported pirate broadcaster beoutQ in contravention of the country's obligations under international law to protect…

The English FA is threatening to take the Saudi state-backed broadcaster KSA Sports to court over showing clips of old FA Cup matches featuring Newcastle United, it has been reported

Poland’s Ekstraklasa has struck broadcast deals in some key European markets as the league continues its preparations to return to action on May 29 following the Covid-19 shutdown.

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga , is appealing to the English Premier League to judiciously examine the planned £300m ($378m/€345m) takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabian investors.

Yousef al-Obaidly, chief executive of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group, has written to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and the chairmen of the respective clubs, urging…

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Luigi de Siervo, Italian Lega Serie A’s chief executive, has said a “multi-year agreement” for Italian Super Cup finals to be played in Saudi Arabia that pre-dated his arrival in the role is the key i…

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has threatened legal action against RTVE over its stance on the Supercopa club competition in Saudi Arabia, stating that the public-service broadcaster’s a…

Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for media and data rights distribution to a host of UK racecourses, has reported a “hugely encouraging” uptake from broadcasters for the International Tro…

World Wrestling Entertainment has signed an expanded events agreement with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, guaranteeing a second annual large-scale wrestling event in the country until 2027

The Asian Football Confederation has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast rights in the United Arab Emirates from 2021 to 2024

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired rights for the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League cricket tournament, taking place November 14-24