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Telco Virgin Media has announced that it has acquired rights in Ireland to the Bellator mixed martial arts promotion events in Europe. The deal's duration was not announced

New Zealand pay-television broadcaster Sky will incorporate the standalone Rugby Channel into its regular offering from August 1

Pay-television operator OSN has blamed piracy in the Middle East and North Africa for its decision to close its cricket channel next month, the last of its dedicated sports channels

Data provider and media company Sportradar has renewed its partnership with US stock-car racing series Nascar

Swiss-based agency Infront Sports has agreed a deal with Olympic governing body the International Olympic Committee to market free-to-air rights in Sub-Saharan African to every Olympic property until 2024

Israeli video technology company adds NBA Commissioner Emeritus, former ESPN digital chief to its leadership ranks

A recent French court ruling that regional satellite provider Arabsat is a signal carrier for pirate broadcaster beoutQ also stated that claimant, Qatar-based beIN Media, failed to show evidence of “clear a…

The Danish Superliga has announced on Tuesday a record-breaking domestic rights deals for the 2021-24 cycle with incumbents Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, US media group Discovery and public-service…

Online women’s cycling platform Voxwomen has struck a global partnership with the Trek-Segafredo team to offer free highlights of the 2019 Giro Rosa women's race in Italy next month.

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Social media giant Facebook’s challenges around its Copa Libertadores coverage in Latin America have convinced it that non-exclusive rights models form “one of the best ways” of breaking into markets where entrenched viewing habits restrict the potential for exclusive rights to grow engagement with the platform.

The Football Association rejected a higher bid for domestic FA Cup rights for the 2021-25 cycle from incumbent pay-television broadcaster BT Sport in favour of commercial broadcaster ITV, SportBusiness Media understands, in a move that took the competition exclusively free to air in the UK.

Spanish football’s LaLiga extended its rights deal in China with Wuhan DDMC Culture in May without going to market, where it would have faced a tough task maintaining its income, SportBusiness Media understands. The Chinese rights market has cooled since the previous deal was agreed, and DDMC is thought to be paying the league a strong rights fee.

South African pay-television operator Multichoice is facing the biggest challenge in its 26-year history in the form of a two-pronged regulatory attack on its dominant position in the country’s sports-rights market.

Saran Media has agreed to acquire exclusive multi-platform rights in Turkey to a series of national team events operated by Fiba, basketball’s global governing body.

Sports Illustrated is on the move for the second time in a month.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky is considering making the 2019 Cricket World Cup final available free-to-air in the UK

The Professional Squash Association, global governing body for the men’s and women’s game, has agreed a long-term partnership with video-sharing platform Dailymotion.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has formally sealed a three-year extension to its partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

The English Premier League has confirmed a new three-season deal for its rights in India to pay-television broadcaster Star Sports, from 2019-20

The Argentine Football Association has reportedly extended its broadcast rights deal with media company Tele Red Imagen for the Nacional B and Primera B Metropolitana club competitions

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

World football’s governing body Fifa is “seeking the cooperation” of regional satellite provider Arabsat to prevent further unauthorised broadcasts of its Women’s World Cup competition by Saudi-based pirate …

Singaporean agency Reddentes Sports has partnered with Hong Kong agency Next Media to sell the broadcast rights for the upcoming Asian Football Federation's U-18 Championship outside of host nation Vietnam

The organising committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham launched a tender this week for a host broadcaster