Fox Networks Group
The Fox Networks Group division of 21st Century Fox has acquired exclusive rights to the World Baseball Softball Confederation-sanctioned Asia Winter Baseball league in Taiwan.
GolTV’s accusation of bribery against Fox Sports Latin America – made in a Florida court late last month – has cast light on one of the most secretive deals in world football.
International sports broadcaster Eurosport recovered a third of its spend on the 2016 US Open in Asia from a deal with LeSports in Hong Kong.
Electric car-racing championship Formula E has secured a modest rights fee in sub-Saharan Africa from pay-television broadcaster Kwesé Sports.
Italian premium sports channel Fox Sports acquired rights in the country to two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations in a deal with the Lagardère Sports and Entertainment agency.
Deals for Australia’s new top-tier netball competition signify a strong commitment from broadcasters to women’s sport and could signal a step-change in revenue earned by Netball Australia.
This month’s deals for South American football rights followed a trend in the sub-Saharan African sports rights market in 2016 – Kwesé Sports and StarTimes acquired second-tier properties, Fox Sports were outbid and SuperSport let go of a poorly-performing property.