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LFP president: €200m a year is international rights target
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) should be bringing in €200m ($217.5m) per year from Ligue 1 international rights in the next cycle, according to league president Vincent Labrune, a far cry from the current fee it receives as part of a long-term agreement with beIN Media Group.
CVC ‘ends talks’ over Matchroom Sport investment
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has reportedly ended talks with Matchroom Sport over the acquisition of a stake in the sports event promotions firm
CVC finalises $150m WTA investment deal
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has today (Tuesday) announced the closing of its agreement with CVC Capital Partners that will see the private equity company invest in a new commercial vehicle for t…
Barcelona considers sale of LaLiga TV rights revenue, stake in licensing arm
FC Barcelona will hold an extraordinary assembly meeting on June 16, with its members to vote on whether the club should sell a minority stake in its Barça Licensing & Merchandising subsidiary, and on …
CVC’s Ligue 1 deal confirms fund’s reputation as sport’s biggest gambler
Frank Dunne takes a close look at CVC, which has become the sport's industry's go-to private equity partner due to its aggressive investment strategy and appetite for risk.
LFP, CVC formalise creation of ‘historic’ commercial subsidiary
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has today (Friday) confirmed the signing of an investment commitment from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for the creation of a new commercial subsidiary.
French clubs reach agreement on distribution of CVC funds
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has announced that the 20 clubs in the top-tier Ligue 1 have reached an agreement on the distribution of funds from CVC Capital Partners’ proposed investment in …
LFP ‘receives four binding bids’ for commercial subsidiary stake
Four private equity groups have made binding bids for a stake in the commercial subsidiary being planned by France’s Professional Football League (LFP), it has been reported.
Modest increase for Six Nations rights in new ITV/BBC deal
Six Nations Rugby has continued to grow its overall media rights revenues while remaining on free-to-air television in its domestic territories, securing a slight increase in the UK and consolidating prior gains in Ireland.
LaLiga clubs approve €2bn CVC deal
The plan for private equity firm CVC Capital Partners to invest €1.994bn ($2.3
Indian Premier League franchise sale, media rights bidding talked up
The Glazer family, CVC Capital Partners, Cristiano Ronaldo and superstar Bollywood couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are among the parties linked to bids for new Indian Premier League franchise…
Sky Italia acquires rights to Italian women’s volleyball league
Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has acquired rights to Lega Pallavolo Serie A1 Femminile, the top tier of women’s domestic club volleyball.
LaLigaSportsTV launches subscription element
LaLigaSportsTV, the OTT streaming platform of LaLiga, organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, will from October offer a premium version - LaLigaSportsTV Plus - to paying subscribers
CVC spells out LaLiga exit strategy
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has said an exit protocol is in place in which it will likely disengage from its agreement with LaLiga, the organising body for the top two divisions of Spanish…
Serie A ‘resumes’ private equity talks with CVC ‘out of contention’
Talks over the possible entry of private equity funding into Serie A, the top division of Italian club football, are said to have resumed, with CVC Capital Partners now out of contention, according to…
United Rugby Championship increases exposure and revenue from 2021-22
The United Rugby Championship will increase its annual media rights income by about 30 per cent in its new four-season media rights cycle, despite a dramatic shift toward free-to-air broadcasters in key markets.
Korea’s Coupang Play to broadcast Volleyball Women’s Nations League
Coupang Play, the video streaming service of Korean e-commerce group Coupang, has secured the broadcast rights for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League.