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Melissa Payne, formerly vice-president and head of technical services at the IMG agency, has taken up a role as chief executive officer, media for sailing’s Ocean Globe Race and Golden Globe Race.

The sales processes for in-flight and in-ship broadcast rights to Uefa’s club competitions from 2021-22 to 2023-24 have been initiated.

Discovery, the international broadcaster that owns Eurosport, has secured an exclusive, international rights deal for the Giro d’Italia cycling race from 2021 to 2025.

The 2021 SheBelieves Cup has gained record international broadcast distribution, including 27 countries outside of the United States.

US stock car racing series Nascar has secured record international broadcast reach for the 2021 season, with its content available in nearly 200 countries and territories in over 25 languages

The IMG agency has emerged victorious in the International Cricket Council’s recent tender process for the production and distribution of live streams, along with commercial rights, to more than 500 I…

John Cooper has been promoted to a general counsel role at Endeavor’s experiences, rights and events businesses, including oversight of legal practices at the media and events arms of the IMG agency.

Austrian commercial broadcaster Puls 4 has picked up National Hockey League rights for the next four seasons, adding to last year’s acquisition of  rights to the Austrian domestic ice hockey league.

Italian football’s Lega Serie A today (Monday) issued the invitation to tender document for the league’s international broadcast rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24.

Euroleague Basketball has secured a small uplift in the value of its broadcast rights in Germany while also avoiding a Covid rebate in its renewal with Deutsche Telecom, as the telco continues to extend its basketball dominance.

The ATP has secured a strong fee increase in its latest renewal with Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Serie A’s carve out of important rights in its international rights invitation to tender for the 2021-24 cycle has surprised potential agency bidders. Agency sources say there is a premium attached to being the sole global distributor of a property, which is reflected in rights fees. This will be lost in the current process.

IMG has found new homes for the 2020-21 Serie A rights in Brazil after DAZN cancelled its deal. But the replacement deals will bring in significantly lower revenue, SportBusiness Media understands.

UK sports media company River Media Partners (RMP) has hired Alex Carr, formerly strategic partnerships manager in the motorsport division of the IMG agency, as its head of global partnerships

The Endeavor-owned IMG agency has announced new positions for Chris Guinness and Hillary Mandel, two of its leading media rights executives, with the duo both promoted to the role of executive vice-president

The Brazilian arm of US pay-television broadcaster Turner has acquired the final package of Italian Serie A rights in Brazil, SportBusiness Media understands

Kosmos Tennis, the investment group that backs the Davis Cup, has hired Enric Rojas, a senior media rights executive at the IMG agency, as its new chief executive

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is to launch a tender process to find a new promoter of the World Rallycross Championship as it continues negotiations with IMG about the early termination…

The IMG agency is in negotiations with the International Automobile Federation (FIA) about potentially ending its deal to promote the World Rallycross Championship

Wsportsmedia, the Sweden-based broadcast production and media-rights sales company involved notably in winter sports, has named IMG’s Patrik Bauer as the Pro Tour director for the Visma Ski Classics.

Brazilian media group Globo has acquired a small package of rights to the Italian Serie A to be exploited on its pay-television SporTV channel

Brazilian commercial free-to-air broadcaster SBT has acquired the free-to-air rights to South American clubs tournament the Copa Libertadores that were recently given up by media group Globo

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Bandeirantes has acquired the rights to the Italian Serie A in a one-season deal to cover the forthcoming 2020-21 season

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Band is in advanced negotiations with the IMG agency to acquire the rights to the Italian Serie A football league

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Endeavor-owned mixed martial arts promotion, in Iceland

The IMG agency will launch two new magazine shows for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and the FIM Speedway Grand Prix as part of plans to provide additional content for fans

Conmebol, the governing body of South American football, is seeking a speedy resolution to its issue around the media rights for the continent’s top-tier Copa Libertadores competition with a new Brazilian d…

Melissa Payne, vice-president and head of technical operations at IMG, has left the agency after two decades

MyTV Super, the subscription OTT platform run by Hong Kong commercial broadcaster TVB, has secured exclusive rights to the English FA Cup in a four-year deal from 2020-21 to 2023-24

The Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has said that it is not expecting any more substantial rights fee compensation following the disruption to the sporting calendar caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

World Table Tennis, the new commercial arm of the International Table Tennis Federation, has appointed the IMG agency in a wide-ranging and long-term agreement that includes international media rights…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports lifted its Italian Serie A blackout after reaching a financial compensation deal with the league and international rights distributor the IMG agency for lost exclusivity…

The IMG agency and Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, have reached an agreement over the remaining payments for international rights to Italian football’s t…

DAZN, the OTT streaming operator, has reached an agreement with Lega Serie A over the structure of its remaining payments this season for domestic broadcast rights to Italian football’s top flight, SportBusiness u…

Clubs from Italy’s top-tier Serie A today voted to resume the competition on June 13, pending government approval, as the league continued to adopt a tough stance on payments by rights-holding broadcasters.

Endeavor, the US-based sports and entertainment group whose assets include the IMG agency and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has finalised a $260m (€240.3