Facebook and Esporte Interativo are set to strike a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in Brazil at a much-reduced price
The desire for flexibility around its yet-to-launch OTT service drove Formula One Management to agree a new deal with sports broadcaster ESPN in the US last month.
The Big Ten collegiate athletic conference has agreed a set of new domestic media-rights deals, increasing the value of the existing package by almost 300 per cent.
The Chilean football federation has earned a slight increase in the value of its national team friendly and qualifier matches in a new deal with Chilevisión.
Weak offers from broadcasters focused on other properties have delayed the award of 2017 Fifa Club World Cup rights in Latin America.
The value of US Open tennis rights in Australia and New Zealand increased slightly last month, despite Australian incumbent Fox Sports choosing not to renew its deal.
The summer of 2017 will prove a critical period in determining where major football rights in Brazil will end up for the next few years.
ESPN’s multi-faceted agreement with telco Econet’s Kwesé TV pay-television platform brings the sports broadcaster back to sub-Saharan Africa after an absence of more than three years.
The ATP World Tour earned a strong increase in the value of its rights in Latin America last month after renewing its deal with ESPN.
MotoGP’s deals in the Americas with beIN Media Group and ESPN have significantly increased the value of the motorcycling series in the region.
ESPN’s partnership with Chinese internet company Tencent last month is the latest stage in the broadcaster’s evolution into a global digital player
Interview with Russell Wolff, executive vice-president, ESPN international, on the media company’s partnership with internet operator Tencent in China.
Tennis Australia has renewed its deal with ESPN for Australian Open rights in Latin America and the Caribbean without putting the rights on the market.
Southern hemisphere rugby rights have increased significantly in global value, driven by explosive growth in the UK, France and the Middle East, and supported by strong returns in difficult core markets.
Uefa opened its international competition rights to the US market early in its sales cycle to take advantage of the competitive environment, and was rewarded with a significant uplift.
Strong competition in the Nordics between established media groups and an as-yet unidentified player helped the Premier League double its income in the region – continuing the remarkable start to its new international sales cycle.
NBCUniversal blew its rivals out of the water to retain Premier League rights in the US earlier this month – the league’s first deal in its new international sales cycle.
Spain’s LaLiga has leapfrogged Italy’s Serie A in media rights income to become Europe’s second most valuable league following deals agreed in recent weeks.