S4C follows Uefa national teams deal with FAW rights extension
Welsh public-service broadcaster S4C has agreed a four-year extension to its rights deal with the Football Association of Wales for domestic club competitions
Welsh-language broadcaster S4C extends Uefa rights deal
Welsh public-service broadcaster S4C has extended its deal with Uefa, European football’s governing body, for free-to-air rights to the national team’s matches.
Optus lands rights to Uefa Women’s World Cup qualifiers
Telco Optus has acquired exclusive rights in Australia to select European qualification matches for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.
United Rugby Championship adds to FTA coverage with BBC, S4C deals
The United Rugby Championship, the rebranded tournament previously known as Pro14, has agreed a deal for UK public-service broadcaster the BBC to show the tournament in Wales and Northern Ireland, as well…
Whisper sharpens Welsh production focus with Lens 360 acquisition
The Welsh arm of UK production company Whisper has strengthened its presence in the country by acquiring broadcast production firm Lens 360
Pro14 targets SA expansion after Kings’ liquidation, adds Monday evening TV slot
Pro14 Rugby has stated it is in “early discussions” with SA Rugby to expand the number of South African franchises in the cross-border league, while it has introduced a Monday Night Rugby concept for the…
ECB to probe Watmore allegations concerning EFL breakaway talks
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said it will investigate claims that its incoming chair, Ian Watmore, left his previous role with the English Football League (EFL) after allegations of misconduct
Six Nations member unions centralise autumn international TV rights
The member unions of the Six Nations rugby union tournament have agreed to pool their media rights, including autumn internationals and other test matches, ahead of the anticipated investment from CVC…
BBC lands rights to Wales’ Women’s Euro 2021 qualifiers
The Football Association of Wales has agreed a deal with UK public-service broadcaster the BBC for rights to the women’s team’s qualifying campaign for the Uefa 2021 European Championship.
S4C to follow Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign
Welsh public-service channel S4C has acquired rights to the upcoming Rugby World Cup
EFL to review rights deals processes – report
The English Football League will review the processes by which it negotiates broadcast deals after an independent report questioned the way it extended its contract with pay-television broadcaster Sky
BBC to show Welsh rugby league
The BBC Two Wales division of the UK public-service broadcaster has agreed a deal to show coverage of the domestic Principality Premiership rugby union tournament
S4C maintains long-standing ties with Pro14
Welsh public-service channel S4C has sealed a three-season extension to its rights deal with the Pro14 cross-border rugby union competition
Pro14 closing in on rights announcement as BBC admits defeat
The Pro14 cross-border rugby union league has said it is concluding talks over its next set of rights in the UK and Ireland, as the Welsh division of public-service broadcaster the BBC said it has been outbid in its effort to retain live coverage.
End of BT/Sky pay-TV war halts trend of Premier League growth
After successive 70-per-cent rises in the last two cycles there were only two sets of circumstances in which the Premier League was likely to secure another increase in the value of its domestic live rights.
BBC picks up rights to Wales football friendlies
The BBC Wales arm of UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has secured rights to Wales national football team friendly games against France and Panama next month.
Pro12 bolsters video content strategy with Tellyo partnership
Social video production, editing and sharing platform Tellyo has entered into a partnership with rugby union league the Pro12.