Channel 4 (UK)

W Series, the all-female motorsport competition, is prioritising exposure over revenue in its media-rights strategy for the series’ inaugural year, it has told SportBusiness Media, although it would be difficult for the series to adopt any other approach, according to industry experts.

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

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired rights to the W Series, the new women’s motor-racing championship that will debut next month.

The FA has opened the market for FA Cup domestic rights to new competition with the inclusion of a ‘non-linear package’ – expected to attract interest from internet giant Amazon – in the tender for the 2021-22 to 2024-25 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

Another content partnership in the UK will allow commercial broadcaster Channel 4 to show live coverage of the Formula One British Grand Prix in 2019, along with highlights from all races that season.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has further grown its rugby union portfolio with the acquisition of rights to Ireland’s autumn internationals.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired rights to the World Rallycross Championship (World RX) motor-racing series.

European Professional Club Rugby has agreed four media-rights deals in recent weeks which it hopes will increase the exposure of its competitions.

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has signed up as the first partner of commercial broadcaster Channel 4’s new digital advertising sales house, 4 Sales.

Mike Kiernan reviews television audiences across the big five markets for the recently concluded Formula One World Championship

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 outbid public-service broadcaster the BBC for rights to the women’s European Championship in 2017.

Joseph Rivers, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in selected European markets for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Channel 4 is expected to pay a small increase to extend its deal with the International Paralympic Committee to cover the 2018 and 2020 Games.

Channel 4’s deal last month for British Darts Organisation media rights is the governing body’s largest ever.

Concurrent auction processes for three UK media rights deals in recent weeks generated strong competition between free-to-air broadcasters, helping each rights-holder to a healthy fee increase.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s exclusive rights deal for British horse racing will provide the sport with an even greater audience reach according to Simon Bazalgette, chief executive of the Jockey Club.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 will replace public-service broadcaster the BBC as the free-to-air rights-holder of the Formula One motor-racing world championship from the start of next season, it was announced this (Monday) morning.