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Uefa has maintained the value of its club competitions in Portugal through renewals with pay-television broadcasters Eleven Sports and Sport TV.

Eleven needed to retain LaLiga rights in Belgium to strengthen its position in carriage negotiations next year.

Thai media company Zense Entertainment and international broadcaster Eleven Sports are discussing the creation of a linear and digital media platform for Thai domestic football in the wake of Zense’s landmark eight-year rights deal with the Thai FA.

The NBA has avoided a severe decrease in fee for its rights in Belgium despite an absence of competition, renewing with Eleven Sports Network for the 2020-23 cycle at a slight reduction compared to the previous cycle.

The Portuguese arm of pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports has only slightly raised its per-season outlay on Spanish LaLiga rights, for the 2021-24 cycle, with the property looking to have hit a ceiling in the territory.

Eleven, the Aser Ventures-owned subscription broadcaster, has restructured and expanded its leadership roles, incorporating a number of members who joined the business after its acquisition of streaming…

Eleven Sports, the Aser Ventures-owned subscription broadcaster, has named Giovanni Zurleni as the new managing director for its Italian arm

International subscription broadcaster Eleven has named Michael Sun, chairman and chief executive of SlamBall Asia, as its new managing director in Taiwan

Serie C, the third tier of club football in Italy, is to showcase its matches internationally in an agreement to take its online streaming platform worldwide

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Speaking at the FANXP conference in Barcelona in February, leading executives from disruptive companies came together to speak about ‘the fan of the future’, and how DAZN, Eleven and Twitter are pushing the boundaries and meeting fan demand.

Match-choice restrictions placed by Spain’s LaLiga on the free-to-air package in its UK and Ireland rights tenders for the 2019-22 cycle may limit interest from broadcasters, according to industry experts spoken to by SportBusiness Media.

Dubai-based free-to-air broadcaster MBC’s acquisition of Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa could trigger a shake-up in the regional rights market, which could lead to MBC’s backer, Saudi Arabia, becoming a legitimate player.

Uefa increased the value of its European Championship in Portugal by about 35 per cent last week after delaying the tender process proved successful thanks to the arrival of sports broadcaster Eleven in the country.

Reduced competition in Belgium has led to a decrease in the value of English Premier League rights from 2019-20, with incumbent pay-television broadcaster Telenet renewing its deal

Eleven Sports’ decision to break one of the golden rules of UK sports broadcasting – the ‘3pm blackout’ – has created a legal quandary that could result in it being scrapped altogether. Eleve

Interview with Andrea Radrizzani, owner of Eleven Sports, on the reasons behind the broadcaster's decision to break the UK's '3pm' blackout rule

The battle between Sport TV and Eleven Sports in Portugal has pushed prices up at a perfect time for the Premier League, Formula One Management and Bundesliga International

Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland for the next three years, paying a lower minimum guarantee than its predecessor BT

The IMG agency is expected to sell rights to Major League Soccer across Europe on a market-by-market basis from next season following Eurosport’s decision not to renew its deal for the next four-year c…

The NBA will again earn an increase in Poland after pay-television broadcaster NC Plus secured rights to the 2018-19 season last month.

Gauging the success of IMG’s Serie A international rights acquisition won’t be possible until the end of the cycle given the agency has launched direct-to-consumer offerings in more than 20 markets.

The success of Eleven Sports’ soon-to-launch UK and Ireland operation – in partnership with the IMG agency – will depend on the broadcaster’s ability to negotiate fruitful carriage deals with operators that did not bid aggressively for the properties Eleven will base its channels upon.

Eleven Sports’ surprise entrance into the UK sports-rights market will have been welcomed by rights-holders around the world.

Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports bolstered its Belgian sports portfolio last month, buying rights to Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga ahead of carriage negotiations.

The 2018 Olympic Games was shown live in Singapore after a late deal with pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports, which showed some coverage free-to-air.

Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.

The NBA has increased its annual media-rights value in Taiwan via a new agreement with Videoland, which has subsequently sublicensed rights to Eleven Sports.

Eleven Sports last month acquired the remaining package of German Bundesliga rights in Poland, ensuring its control over the league’s coverage in the country.