Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India has agreed a three-year extension to its rights deal for tennis grand slam the Australian Open

The IMG agency has named Stephen Cook, previously head of football at BT Sport, the UK pay-TV broadcaster, as director of content based at IMG Studios at Stockley Park, near London’s Heathrow Airport.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has renewed rights to the Basketball Champions League for another two seasons

Eliud Kipchoge’s successful attempt to run a sub-two-hour marathon has received 4.93 million views to date for the live and on-demand stream on video-sharing platform YouTube.

Japan’s sensational 28-21 victory over Scotland in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday has become the most-watched live event in the country this year as the ongoing tournament continues to set records in i…

German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has agreed a one-season extension to its rights to the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL), the esports competition operated by the German Football League (DFL), while stating its aim to further efforts in the sector by securing complete control of the eSports GSA entity.

Chinese conglomerate Tencent has today (Monday) resumed broadcasting games from North American basketball league the NBA following the furore caused by comments last week from Houston Rockets general manager…

Flemish-language public broadcaster VRT has agreed a sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for exclusive, free-to-air rights in the Flanders region of Belgium to the 2022-2024 Olympic Games cycle,…

The South African national football team has returned to the screens of SABC following the conclusion of a new rights deal between the public-service broadcaster and the South African Football Association

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UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4’s recent Formula One sublicensing renewal with pay-television broadcaster Sky extends their relationship for another three years, until the end of 2022, with the deal value unchanged, SportBusiness Media understands.

The Football Association of Thailand and its media-rights sales adviser, the Octagon agency, expect a competitive market to deliver a revenue increase of over a third in their forthcoming tender for domestic and international rights to club and home-fixture national team events for the 2021-28 cycle.

The European Handball Federation unified both its club and national team competitions in the Balkans into one new deal with Arena Sports, leading to a sharp rise in the value of its rights in the region.

Filipino pay-television broadcaster Solar Entertainment Corporation withdrew from talks to renew its long-held rights to the National Basketball Association last week after deciding the property had become too expensive, SportBusiness Media understands.

The Spanish pay-television market recorded steady growth in subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest figures released by competition regulator the CNMC

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has agreed a five-year extension to its rights deal with New Zealand Rugby as well as a “revolutionary” new contract involving the sport’s national governing body …

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has renewed its deal with the Hellenic Football Federation for the exclusive rights to the Greek Cup knockout competition

Aarti Dabas, the head of media rights, broadcast and digital at the International Cricket Council, resigned late this week following a corporate restructure of the ICC, SportBusiness understands

Former head of BT commercial sports rights, Steve Norris, has moved to production company, Gravity Media Group

An invitation to tender has been issued for broadcast rights in Brazil to ATP Tour events, and also the French Open, one of tennis’ four grand slam events.

Sports streaming service DAZN has followed up its Spanish rights deal for the Basketball Champions League with an extended agreement for coverage of the European club competition in Germany, Austria and…

A Madrid court has suspended a decision by shareholders of the Spanish arm of Italian broadcaster Mediaset to merge the two entities in a move that French media group Vivendi has claimed as a win

Spring Media, the Stockholm-based agency, has strengthened its commercial team with the appointments of Slaven Paunovic, formerly of the MP & Silva and The Sportsman Media Group agencies, and Carly O’Hara, c…

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has agreed a two-year media content and sponsorship deal with Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV

US media group Discovery has expanded its coverage of the Swedish Futsalligan, the top-tier futsal championship in the country, in the 2019-20 season