Telco TDC Group’s entry into Danish EPL rights market may boost competition ahead of Superliga tender
Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has bid aggressively to acquire a host of sports rights in recent weeks ahead of a public offering in 2019.
Interview with Kim Mikkelsen, SVP group head of sports at Nordic Entertainment Group, about the company’s host of media-rights deals in recent weeks, including English Premier League, Formula One, International Handball Federation and European Handball Federation agreements.
Media group 365 has retained its grip on Uefa Champions League and Europa League media rights in Iceland, paying an increase of about 50 per cent.
Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.
Rai, Mediaset and Sky were all expected to bid this week for a cut-price 2018 Fifa World Cup. The rights in Italy have plummeted in value since the national team failed to qualify for the tournament, losing a play-off to Sweden.
Uefa has increased the value of Europa League media rights in Scandinavia by about 45 per cent in deals with TV2 in Norway and Discovery Communications in Denmark and Sweden.
The ATP is earning less from market-by-market sales in the Nordics than from the last cycle’s pan-regional deal, after Modern Times Group added World Tour rights in Norway and Sweden to its earlier Denmark deal last month. A separate deal has also been agreed in Finland with MTV3.
Laola1.tv is not paying an upfront fee to MP & Silva for German Bundesliga rights in the Nordics and Romania, with the two hoping to earn revenue from sponsorship and advertising.
Uefa has earned increases of at least 50 per cent in Finland and the Netherlands from recent sales of its national team rights.
Uefa last month recorded huge fee increases for its Champions League and Europa League media rights in Finland and Switzerland.