Former LIV Golf MD Al Sorour appointed president of Sports.com
Majed Al Sorour, former managing director of LIV Golf, has been named as president of new fan engagement platform Sports.com
JioCinema breaks streaming record for IPL final
Indian streaming service JioCinema has set a new global record for the most concurrent views for a live streamed event after over 32 million viewers tuned in to its coverage of the 2023 Indian Premier…
BeIN Sports channels could leave Etisalat
United Arab Emirates telco Etisalat by e& has warned its customers that beIN Sports, and other channels provided by beIN Media Group, may disappear from its television offering on Thursday
Infront takes athletics, handball, ice hockey and skating to Nordic market
The Infront agency is engaged in broadcast rights sales processes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for leading athletics, handball, ice hockey and ice skating content
LaLiga Xtra to adopt licensing model with Digital Virgo
LaLiga, organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has teamed up with Digital Virgo, a specialist in mobile payment, to roll out a licensing model for its LaLiga Xtra second screen…
Polsat retains CEV club competitions in volleyball portfolio
Polsat, the Polish commercial and pay-television broadcaster, has extended its rights deal with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) until the end of the 2028-29 season
Bid deadline extended for South American quartet’s World Cup qualifier rights
The bid deadline for international rights to the 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches of four South American nations has been extended by nine days to give interested parties more time to formulate their…
BBC retains exclusive Rugby World Cup audio rights
The BBC, the UK's public-service broadcaster, has acquired exclusive audio rights to this year's Rugby World Cup in France
LIV Golf reverts to live streaming on YouTube
LIV Golf has announced plans to live stream all of its tournaments on YouTube in international markets, including pay-per-view streaming in four countries where rights deals are already in place
Nine fee rockets in Uefa club competitions renewal
Nine Entertainment, parent company of Stan Sport, renewed its rights in Australia to Uefa club competitions for a further three seasons after agreeing to pay a substantial uplift on the current fee.
DAZN opts to boost UWCL final exposure in EBU deal
DAZN sublicensed free-to-air rights to this year's Uefa Women’s Champions League final to the European Broadcasting Union in 12 markets to ensure wider exposure for the property, despite its existing agreement with YouTube for free-to-air coverage of the competition.
New CAF tenders open door to return of agency gatekeeper model
The concurrent invitations to tender issued by the Confederation of African Football earlier this month represent the most comprehensive set of rights made available since the high-profile termination of CAF’s $1bn (€930m), 12-year contract with Lagardère Sports.
IPL linear rights strategy ‘vindicated’, says Disney Star’s Gupta
Record viewership for the IPL on Disney Star’s channels points to the enduring strength of linear, Sanjog Gupta tells SportBusiness Media.
Nikolaou returns to industry as IMG Media’s head of football in Mena
Experienced agency executive Roland Nikolaou has joined IMG Media as vice-president, head of football in the Middle East and North Africa
Eurovision Sport agrees two-year Fiba 3×3 rights deal
The International Basketball Federation’s (Fiba’s) 3x3 division has announced a rights deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the Eurovision Broadcasting Union (EBU) consortium of public-service bro…
Viacom18 lands rights to India’s Ultimate Table Tennis
Media group Viacom18 has acquired rights in India to the domestic Ultimate Table Tennis league
ECB chair denies The Hundred is under threat
The Hundred has a “long and successful future” ahead, the chair of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has insisted, despite reports suggesting the controversial competition could be scrapped.
Volpi replaces De Stefano as Rai sports director
Jacopo Volpi has been appointed as sports director of Italian public broadcaster Rai, replacing Alessandra De Stefano who stepped down from the role in March
TNT Sports talks up Chilean league rights contract amid investor push
TNT Sports, the pay-television broadcaster in Chile, has reacted to reports that Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP), the country's professional football league, is considering selling a s…
VMG Media ensures free-to-air coverage for Vietnam’s Women’s World Cup debut
Vietnam’s debut appearance at the Fifa Women’s World Cup this year will be shown by National Assembly Television, following the acquisition of rights in the country by VMG Media.
DirecTV lands commercial venue rights for NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV and EverPass Media, a new media platform created by the National Football League and RedBird Capital Partners, have announced a multi-year deal to air NFL Sunday Ticket at commercial establishments…
CBS Sports to broadcast final stages of US Open Cup
The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semi-final and final will air on CBS Sports platforms. Rights-holder Warner Bros
LaLiga’s Brazilian rights-holder ESPN demands action on racism
The Disney Group, the exclusive broadcast rights-holder of LaLiga in Brazil, has called for immediate “solutions to the hateful racism that stains Spanish football” following the abuse suffered by Rea…
Serie B weighs up offers for betting rights advisory contract
Lega Serie B is currently weighing up proposals submitted for an international betting video and fastpath data rights advisory contract