Major League Baseball has appointed veteran sports media executive Billy Chambers to the newly- created position of executive vice president of local media as the league looks to navigate the regional sports network landscape in the United States, which has faced growing pressures in recent years amid increased cord-cutting, rising rights fees, as well as carriage issues with satellite TV providers.
Disney’s deal includes exclusive rights to live matches, unlike the previous deal during which the Tennis Channel showed a small number of live games.
Uefa has significantly grown the value of its club competition rights in Switzerland through new agreements with pay-television broadcaster Blue and public-service broadcaster SRG SSR.
The Danish Competition Council’s suspension of the no-single-buyer rule for the next round of Superliga football rights may point to a further relaxation of regulation around the sale of premium sports content across Europe, as media markets are transformed by the explosion of streaming.
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