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UK pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports’ new rights deal for the US PGA Championship is for the five-year period from 2019 to 2023, SportBusiness Media understands. This marks a rebuilding of the long-term partnership between rights-holder and broadcaster that ended in 2016 when Sky refused to meet rights distributor IMG’s valuation of the property.

Bellator MMA has been waiting years for a consistent broadcast deal in the UK and Ireland. Now two have arrived at once

The expected collapse of Eleven Sports’ UK business has pushed IMG back to square one in its bid to stir up competition in the country and ruined the best-laid plans of multiple mixed martial arts promotions.

Sky’s renewal of the exclusive live rights to the English Football League and the stronger grip it has taken on the rights to the Scottish Professional Football League – to add to its dominance of Pre…

The value of the English Premier League’s short-form content has rallied a little since the last sales cycle but still remains well down on its peak value over a decade ago.

BT Sport is set to show cricket’s Indian Premier League after Sky Sports opted not to broadcast the 2019 edition of the Twenty20 tournament.

US media company Amazon said on Thursday it will turn to BT Sport and its production partner Sunset+Vine to produce its package of 20 live English Premier League games per season acquired for UK broadcast…

The English Premier League has claimed a victory in its ongoing campaign against piracy after three men were jailed for a total of 17 years for conspiracy to defraud

The BBC has agreed a new four-season domestic broadcast deal with the English Football Association for the FA Cup

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Pay-television broadcaster Sky has paid an increase of more than 130 per cent to claim NBA rights in the UK and Ireland. Sky has struck a four-season deal, from 2018-19 to 2021-22, worth about $3

The European Tour agreed new deals with Sky in the UK and Ireland as well as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland last month, as a multi-territory agreement with Discovery nears completion.

Eleven Sports’ decision to break one of the golden rules of UK sports broadcasting – the ‘3pm blackout’ – has created a legal quandary that could result in it being scrapped altogether. Eleve

Interview with Andrea Radrizzani, owner of Eleven Sports, on the reasons behind the broadcaster's decision to break the UK's '3pm' blackout rule

Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland for the next three years, paying a lower minimum guarantee than its predecessor BT

The Scottish Professional Football League’s international rights deal with Infront is to act as a stop-gap ahead of a global media rights tender set to be issued next month.

The success of Eleven Sports’ soon-to-launch UK and Ireland operation – in partnership with the IMG agency – will depend on the broadcaster’s ability to negotiate fruitful carriage deals with operators that did not bid aggressively for the properties Eleven will base its channels upon.

UK viewing data for the week between Monday 18th and Sunday 24th June, along with May's leading audiences on free-to-air television and on the Freesports channel. Watching Brief Vol. 216

UK viewing data for the week between Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June, including audiences from the first week of the 2018 World Cup.

The Premier League’s 20 clubs are unconcerned about the small drop in the value of their domestic live rights in the next cycle, following deals this month with BT and Amazon that brought the protracted sales process to a close.

UK viewing data for the week between Monday 28th May to Sunday 3rd June. Watching Brief Vol. 213

The RDA agency will look to extract more value from Australia and New Zealand and strike deals in the Pacific Islands for the first time, after taking over international rights to the Super League.

UK viewing data for the week between Monday 21st to Sunday 27th May, as well as a round-up of English Football League audiences in the 2017-18 season.

UK viewing data for the week between Monday 14th and 20th May including the free-to-air audience for this season's FA Cup final.

UK viewing data for the week between Monday 7th and Sunday 13th May along with Aprils leading audiences on free-to-air television and on the Freesports channel. Watching Brief Vol. 210