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The NBA's international players are driving increased engagement and viewership worldwide on NBA League Pass, according to figures obtained from the rights-holder by SportBusiness Media
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The NFL has hit back at US telco AT&T after the latter’s decision to remove the NFL Network and Red Zone channels from its U-verse TV and DirecTV Now platforms.
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Sports media and data provider Sportradar has agreed an exclusive partnership with sports betting content producer SportsGrid to launch a free, 24-hour US sports-betting network

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has partnered with Hockey Australia to support the launch of its new elite domestic league

The African Union of Broadcasting has agreed a deal in principle on free-to-air rights in the sub-Saharan region to the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and other competitions out to…

The BBC may lose out on rights to golf's US Masters - it's last live golf property - according to a report in The Telegraph

DAZN has appointed Bruno Rocha to lead its business in Brazil, which is set to become the OTT streaming service’s ninth market.

The Fifa Women’s World Cup will be broadcast free-to-air in its entirety for the first time in Ireland after public-service broadcaster RTÉ and Irish-language broadcaster TG4 acquired rights to this ye…

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports will launch a pay-per-view offering after agreeing a global partnership with digital football platform Onefootball

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Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has gained a foothold in winter sports in the Nordics with its shock acquisition of a host of properties from the Infront agency.

Spain’s Mediapro agency and public broadcaster TVE will likely try again to acquire LaLiga’s two unsold domestic free-to-air rights packages for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

Mediaset ‘at the window’ for Champions League as Rai-Sky renewal talks stall Broadcaster is thought to have offered uplift on Rai’s €40m per season Refi

The collapse of Telekom Malaysia’s deal for domestic football rights is part of a politically-driven restructuring at the government-linked telco that has seen it exit the entire sports rights market, local industry experts say.
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The quest to purchase the former Fox regional sports networks has taken yet another twist with reports that Major League Baseball has teamed up with Liberty Media Group to buy the assets, which are worth…

LaLiga, which operates the top two divisions of Spanish football, has restarted a tender process for two unsold domestic free-to-air rights packages for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle

OTT streaming service DAZN has reportedly acquired rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third tier of Brazilian club football.

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has said the organisation is working with the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) to launch a new OTT platform

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights in Norway to the next five editions of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship
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Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters on Sunday led to mixed TV ratings for US broadcaster CBS due to the unusually early start time of the final round

US-based sports, data and technology company STATS is to merge with Perform in a deal which could help fund the global expansion of the DAZN OTT sports platform

The final wording of the European Union’s new Copyright Directive does not address the kind of piracy that is undermining the value of sports properties, industry body the Sports Rights Owners Coalition h…
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US motor-racing series IndyCar has agreed a rights partnership with the Claro division of Mexican telco América Móvil.

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has agreed multi-year extensions to its rights deals for men’s golf majors The Open and the PGA Championship.

The Provincial Court of Madrid has ordered media company Prisa to pay the Mediapro agency €51m ($57.7