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Over 5.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Sunday’s Merseyside derby in the English Premier League, breaking the UK audience record for the competition on Sky Sports.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights to the W Series’ new esports competition, which launches tomorrow (Thursday). The BBC will cover the 10-race series on its digital platforms.

The BBC, the UK public-broadcaster, has named Tim Davie, chief executive of its BBC Studios commercial subsidiary, as the successor to director general Tony Hall

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired highlights rights to the England cricket team’s Test and one-day international matches this summer, while it has also agreed a deal to cover the V-Series W…

UK public broadcaster the BBC will show four live Premier League matches when the season restarts, with the league provisionally scheduling a resumption on June 17

Germany’s Women’s Bundesliga is to receive broadcast coverage in the UK after a rights deal was struck by BBC Alba, the Gaelic-language channel of public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland.

UK broadcasters BT Sport and the BBC have turned to broadcasting esports content in a further sign of the sports rights market’s adaptation to the absence of traditional live sport during the current C…

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has today (Thursday) unveiled plans to provide an array of content to compensate for the lack of sporting action it would have televised due to Covid-19

The UK government has rejected calls from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee for rugby union’s Six Nations tournament to be promoted to the Group A category of listed sports events r…

Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, has secured a one-year break clause in a two-year media-rights deal in the UK with public broadcaster the BBC, SportBusiness Media understands.

Sky achieved its long-held ambition of exclusive live coverage of the US Masters in the UK because its co-incumbent, the BBC, decided live golf is no longer a strategic priority.

The BBC has paid around ten-times more for the UK rights to the 2021 Uefa Women’s Euro than commercial broadcaster Channel 4 paid for the 2017 tournament, SportBusiness Media understands.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the tennis media-rights landscape in 2019.

The UK’s Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has called for rugby union’s Six Nations to be included in the ‘Category A’ list of sports events that must be shown on free-to-air televis…

UK public broadcaster the BBC has acquired “multi-year” rights to the new Extreme E electric SUV off-road racing series.

UK Athletics is set to be met with a fresh challenge, with public-service broadcaster the BBC reportedly only keen to extend its rights deal with the embattled organisation on significantly reduced terms

The UK government has added the summer and winter Paralympic Games to the so-called ‘crown jewels’ list of sporting events reserved for free-to-air broadcast.

UK public broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights to earlier rounds of the Women’s FA Cup as well as this season’s She Believes Cup invitational football tournament.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has extended its long-running rights deal to cover domestic rugby league tournament the Challenge Cup

Whisper Films has won the contract to produce England international cricket highlights for UK public broadcaster the BBC, it has been reported

Exclusive broadcast rights to the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Fifa Club World Cup have been acquired by beIN Media Group, the Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster, across the Middle East and North Africa

This weekend’s final regular-season event from the International Swimming League, the new franchise-based competition, is to be streamed live by the BBC, the UK public-service broadcaster.

UK public broadcaster the BBC has renewed its rights to the electric car racing series Formula E for the 2019-20 season

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC will show live coverage of the second test of England’s women’s rugby league team’s tour of Papua New Guinea this weekend. T

Highlights from rugby union’s Pro14 will return to public-service television in the UK after the BBC struck a deal to show an hour-long programme on Sunday and Monday evenings.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC, international sports broadcaster Eurosport and US media group NBCUniversal have become the latest broadcasters to acquire rights to Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt t…

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has retained highlights rights to golf’s Ryder Cup and has added coverage of the finale of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, under a…

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC will provide coverage of the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games, which gets underway in the Hungarian capital of Budapest today (Friday)

UK public broadcaster the BBC has acquired exclusive rights in the country to the Great Britain and Irish Lions rugby league team's four autumn Test matches, the team's first fixtures for 12 years

The Football Association of Wales has agreed a deal with UK public-service broadcaster the BBC for rights to the women’s team’s qualifying campaign for the Uefa 2021 European Championship.

Scottish Rugby has signed a domestic broadcast rights agreement and host broadcasting deal for Super6, the new rugby union series featuring semi-professional players

UK public broadcaster the BBC has acquired exclusive rights to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship, which will be held in England.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired digital rights to this week’s GolfSixes tournament. The event, which runs from June 7-8, is part of the European Tour.

UK public broadcaster the BBC has reportedly confirmed it will televise the women’s final of new white-ball cricket competition The Hundred, granting live free-to-air exposure in the country to the women’s gam…

BBC Radio 5 Live has secured exclusive UK radio commentary rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The competition runs from September 20 to November 2 and will be held in Japan

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is reportedly on the verge of acquiring domestic rights to the FA Cup for the 2021-25 cycle

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 is reportedly close to reaching a deal to show highlights of this year’s Cricket World Cup.