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The ‘$1bn’ joint venture between the Perform Group and Matchroom Boxing does not guarantee either company that amount in revenue. But the headline number does signal how much the joint venture is willing to spend on attracting top-level fighters

Saturday’s world heavyweight title bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is expected to earn between $33m (€31m) and $37m in global media-rights and pay-per-view revenue, TV Sports Markets understands.

Dutch commercial broadcaster RTL paid close to a three-fold increase to strike a long-term deal for Professional Darts Corporation rights in the Netherlands.

Boxing promoter Matchroom Boxing and media company CSI Sports are in talks over a lengthier partnership after their deal for Anthony Joshua’s WBO World Heavyweight Championship fight against Dominic Breazeale last month, TV Sports Markets understands.

A series of recently-agreed and impending deals could see the Professional Darts Corporation's global income rise 50 per cent in 2017.

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has secured additional content for the Watch&Bet streaming service that it offers to bookmakers worldwide

Barry Hearn, the event promoter and founder and chairman of the Matchroom Sport agency, is recovering after suffering a heart attack on Sunday

Matchroom Sport’s Barry Hearn is continuing to look at ways to stage live sports events behind closed doors despite the UK being in a state of ‘lockdown’ due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. H

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Sports promoter Matchroom Sport has secured a lucrative deal for its entire portfolio of live events and archive footage in sub-Saharan Africa with pay-television startup Kwesé Sports.

Interview with Barry Hearn, president of the Professional Darts Corporation and founder of Matchroom Sport, on the company’s media-rights strategy and key international deals.

Boxing promoter Matchroom Sport is thought to have secured a small increase in the value of its rights in last week’s renewal with UK pay-television broadcaster Sky.

SBS6 acquired the exclusive rights for all Professional Darts Corporation events in the Netherlands.