L’Équipe TV among parties in talks with beIN over French Handball League free-to-air sublicensing rights
Discovery Communications has so far recouped more than 70 per cent of its internal target from sublicensing Olympic Games media rights across Europe, according to TV Sports Markets research.
Public-service broadcaster UA:PBC has acquired rights in Ukraine to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games at a considerable uplift on the cost of the 2014 and 2016 Games.
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai is understood to be close to a sublicensing deal with Discovery Communications to acquire rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games.
The value of US Open media rights across Europe will increase by about 26 per cent in the next cycle following deals struck with Eurosport and Amazon last month.
TVR is in the process of completing its deal for rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games in Romania.
Last month’s Olympic Games sublicensing deal in Germany with ARD and ZDF has plugged a large gap in Discovery Communications’ revenue projections.
The French football federation increased the value of its domestic Coupe de France media rights by about 33 per cent in a joint renewal with France Télévisions and Eurosport.