Saudi Arabia

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

A consortium of major rights-holders is about to launch legal action in the Saudi courts against the beoutQ pirate broadcast operation, which the rights-holders believe is backed by the Saudi government., SportBusiness Media understands.

Dubai-based free-to-air broadcaster MBC’s acquisition of Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa could trigger a shake-up in the regional rights market, which could lead to MBC’s backer, Saudi Arabia, becoming a legitimate player.

League gets out of tight corner in Middle East with MP & Silva deal

Al Jazeera helps Pitch to pull off Brazilian rights coup

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…

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

Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…

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Klefer bags key Brazil rights

Football: Pan-regional broadcaster Al Jazeera Sport acquired the rights for Fifa competitions between 2015 and 2022, including the 2018 and 2022 World Cup The deal covers cable, satellite, terrestrial,…

English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights

Olympics: Hong Kong pay-television broadcaster I-Cable Communications acquired the new media rights for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and all media rights for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and…