US sports media market will be worth $22.42bn in 2019 according to latest SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report
DAZN has agreed two more combat sports deals since its joint venture with Matchroom Boxing, but all three deals contain clauses that would allow the Perform-owned streaming platform to quickly shift its content strategy
Telemundo’s deal for Spanish-language rights to the 2019 Copa América ensures most matches will be shown free-to-air in the US – a key consideration for MP & Silva and Conmebol ahead of sponsorship sales around the tournament
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Doubling up with ESPN will earn the Ultimate Fighting Championship $300m (€258m) per year from media-rights sales from 2019 to 2023 – a good result given the absence of aggressive bidding from incumbent Fox.
Uefa has earned a decent increase in the value of its club competition rights in Canada via a deal with Perform-owned streaming platform DAZN.
The ‘$1bn’ joint venture between the Perform Group and Matchroom Boxing does not guarantee either company that amount in revenue. But the headline number does signal how much the joint venture is willing to spend on attracting top-level fighters
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has completed the first of its US non-pay-per-view deals from 2019, selling exclusive rights to a package of 15 events to media group Disney
Extending and expanding its deal for ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 rights should secure Tennis Channel’s position against the growing sports-rights ambitions of Amazon
Perform-owned OTT platform DAZN has acquired exclusive Commonwealth Games rights in Canada as it bids to widen its subscriber base by adding more locally-relevant content.
Fox’s acquisition of broadcast rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is the first step in the US media group’s rebuilding project after many of its assets were sold to Disney.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has renewed its National Hockey League sublicensing deal on more favourable terms, TV Sports Markets understands.
Uefa is hoping the improved fees and ratings secured by Major League Soccer in Canada indicate a rising tide of football interest that will lift the value of its Champions League and Europa League rights, which went on sale last month.