North America

Football streaming platform MyCujoo has struck a deal with the United Soccer League to broadcast more than 500 USL League Two matches during the US competition’s 2020 season.

The Golden State Warriors' dramatic slump in form this season has been compounded by the National Basketball Association taking two of the team's games off national television this month

The New York Yankees are reportedly looking to partner with e-commerce giant Amazon to become the first Major League Baseball team to offer games to in-market viewers without a cable TV subscription.

US broadcast network ABC will air five matches from the 2020 European Championship next summer. This will include two group stage matches, two round-of-16 games and one quarter-final.

The National Women’s Soccer League and consulting partner Octagon will be seeking a minimum three-year commitment from English- and Spanish-language broadcast partners in the United States to ensure t…

Thanksgiving Day matchup between Dallas and Buffalo is most-watched NFL regular-season game in three years

Resumption of classic Big 10 rivalry is big draw for network

The CBC Sports division of Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC has extended its media-rights deal with the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) until 2022 in a three-year extension

Agency to aid affiliated minors in striking new distribution opportunities
USA

Competition to create effective digital offerings in the US drove a hike in value for Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle. CBS overcame strong opposition to surprise the market in acquiring English-language rights, while Univision renewed its high-performing Spanish-language rights.
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The Bundesliga is taking a calculated gamble in its new US media-rights deal, with ESPN, as despite the huge increase in the rights fee the deal involves a significant reduction in linear television exposure.
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Pay-television broadcaster beIN will pay a more than 10-per-cent uplift in rights fees for Spanish football’s LaLiga over the course of its new four-season renewal in North America, SportBusiness Media understands, despite the challenging conditions beIN faces in that market.

Tour de France rights-holder Amaury Sport Organisation’s decision to exclusively sell the property in Canada to OTT platform FloSports for the 2020-23 cycle represents an experiment that could lead to similar streaming partnerships in other territories, SportBusiness Media understands.

US broadcast network Fox has announced it has already sold out all its advertising inventory for Super Bowl LIV, which is scheduled to take place at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020

NBC Sports has announced a multi-year extension of its broadcast deal with US dirt track motorcycling series American Flat Track (AFT)

Canadian pay-television sports broadcasters TSN and RDS have today (Thursday) agreed a long-term extension to their rights deals with the Canadian Football League

Regional sports network NBC Sports Philadelphia is expanding its alternative sports betting-focused broadcasts for Philadelphia 76ers games with a 10-game slate during the 2019-20 season.

Veteran TV executive Molly Solomon will lead NBC’s Olympics coverage, starting with the 2020 Tokyo Games, after being promoted to executive president and producer of the network’s Olympics unit. T

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has launched a free streaming service in the United States, which will offer live sports, news, analysis and highlights to amplify the Qatar-based international …

US stock car racing series Nascar is stepping up its efforts in the direct-to-consumer streaming space by partnering with NBC Sports to launch TrackPass on subscription service NBC Sports Gold.

The World Surf League is partnering with US television network ABC to create a reality competition series, which will give participants the chance to compete on the WSL World Tour

CBS's acting chief executive Joe Ianniello has confirmed in a quarterly earnings call that the US broadcaster has secured the English-language rights to the Uefa Champions League from the 2021-22 season …

The Fox network is reportedly charging between $5.5m (€4.9m) and $5.6m for an in-game Super Bowl LIV commercial for the showpiece event at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

The MLS Cup final, which was won by the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, November 10, drew an average audience of just 823,000 on ABC

CBS has won the English-language rights to the Uefa Champions League in the United States from the 2021-22 season through 2023-24 in a surprise development, according to multiple reports in the US.

A stream of an NBA game between Miami Heat and the LA Lakers by Chinese platform Tencent Sports was interrupted on Saturday because a man seated in the front row of the crowd was wearing a shirt with the…

ESPN+, ESPN's direct-to-consumer streaming service, now has 3.5 million paid subscribers, Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed in a quarterly earnings call

Discovery, the US-based media group that owns pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport, has reported third-quarter revenues of $950m (€860m) at its international division, a 4-per-cent rise on the equivalent f…

Hispanic mixed martial arts promotion Combate Americas has agreed English-language rights deals in the US and Canada with pay-television broadcasters AXS TV and Fight Network

The Mediapro agency and production group has secured deals to enable next week’s crucial United States-Canada Concacaf Nations League match to be aired free of charge on linear television in Canada.

MSG Networks has partnered with US gambling operator FanDuel in a deal which will give basketball team the New York Knicks and the NHL's New Jersey Devils broadcasts on the regional sports network's channels…

Professional services group PwC has released its annual Sports Outlook report, which forecasts that the North American sports market will grow at a compound annual rate of 3.2 per cent, from $71.1bn (€64.2

NBC Sports Group has retained media rights in the US market to events that fall under the auspices of US Ski & Snowboard in a renewal that runs until the end of the 2021-22 season

Jim Bell has announced he will leave his role as president of the NBC Olympics Production and Programming division of NBCUniversal less than a year before the US media company prepares to cover the 2020…

Following the Bundesliga's new media-rights deal with ESPN in the United States, which begins in 2020, the German league's chief executive Christian Seifert has revealed he was disappointed by the league's…

Facebook is exclusively live streaming in the US all 32 games from the World Baseball Softball Confederation's 2019 Premier12 national team baseball tournament, which started on Saturday in Mexico

Barry Frank, a leading US television executive and negotiator of Olympic broadcast deals in the US market for the IMG agency, has died aged 87