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.
The desire for flexibility around its yet-to-launch OTT service drove Formula One Management to agree a new deal with sports broadcaster ESPN in the US last month.
The Six Nations last week secured a long-term deal with media company NBCUniversal in the US, but is understood to have suffered a 40-per-cent fall in the value of its rights in Italy.
The Big Ten collegiate athletic conference has agreed a set of new domestic media-rights deals, increasing the value of the existing package by almost 300 per cent.
Canadian telco Bell has completed its set of exclusive linear NFL rights after picking up its one missing set of games, on Thursday nights, from rival telco Rogers.