Fifa endures tough Club World Cup sales process amid packed schedule
Fifa plans to return the tournament to its pre-pandemic December date, which is understood to be preferable to January or February in terms of a broadcast product that can draw strong media rights revenues.
Euro 2020 weekend action nets bumper audiences in ‘big five’ European markets
Matches from the Uefa European Championship attracted bumper audiences across Europe’s major broadcast markets over the weekend with the ‘big five’ countries all in action. G
France-Germany watched by nearly 23m on ZDF, over 15m on M6
Tuesday evening’s heavyweight Uefa European Championship clash between Germany and World Cup holders France attracted bumper audiences on free-to-air broadcasters in both countries.
Mediaset welcomes ratification of LaLiga highlights ruling
Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset has hailed the end of a four-year legal battle with LaLiga after a ruling from the country’s National Court, the Audiencia Nacional, over the airing of short highlights p…
Mediaset’s Q1 operating profit hit by Covid-19 crisis
Mediaset’s operating profit fell by 47 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 as the Italy-based commercial broadcasting group was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis.
Mediaset receives share of €15m state funding to ease advertising woes
Mediaset has received a portion of a €15m ($16.4
Mediaset ups ProSiebenSat.1 stake to almost 20 per cent
Mediaset, the Italy-based commercial broadcaster, has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1, a German commercial broadcaster, to 19.35 per cent after acquiring a further 4
DAZN pays high price to break into Spanish football with Copa del Rey sublicense
DAZN’s determination to add domestic football to its portfolio of rights in Spain led the OTT platform to pay Mediaset a Copa del Rey sublicensing fee that covers entirely what the latter spent on the rights just three months ago.
Mediaset prevails with court ruling in LaLiga highlights row
Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset has claimed a win in a legal row with LaLiga, which operates the top two divisions of club football in the country, over the airing of 90-second highlights packages
DAZN ‘close’ to Copa del Rey deal with Mediaset
Spanish free-to-air commercial broadcaster Mediaset is close to agreeing a sublicensing deal with DAZN for the Copa del Rey, it has been reported, in a deal that would mark the entrance of the subscription…
Mediaset wins battle for domestic Copa del Rey rights as legal battle looms
The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision to award the domestic rights to club knock-out competition the Copa del Rey to commercial broadcaster Mediaset could spark a legal battle following production group and agency Mediapro’s allegations that the decision was politically motivated.
Atresmedia and Mediaset ‘won’t pursue’ Supercopa rights
Spanish commercial duo Atresmedia and Mediaset are reported to be the latest broadcasters to shy away from a bid for domestic rights to the Supercopa, following the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF’s) dec…
Competition watchdog probes RFEF’s Supercopa rights tender
The Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), Spain’s competition watchdog, has criticised the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) invitation to tender for the new rights cycle for the …
Mediaset ups interest in ProSiebenSat.1 to over 15 per cent
Italy-based commercial broadcaster Mediaset has raised its interest in German counterpart ProSiebenSat.1 through the acquisition of a 5.5-per-cent stake
RFEF announces €80m Copa del Rey domestic and international rights deals
The sale of the Copa del Rey domestic broadcast rights, along with “part” of the international rights, has brought in a total of around €80m ($88.2m) o
DAZN joins forces with Mediaset in latest round of Copa del Rey bidding
OTT sports streaming service DAZN has joined Mediaset’s bid for the three-season cycle for Spanish domestic knockout competition, the Copa del Rey, it has been reported.
RFEF extends Copa del Rey rights deadline, seeks better bids
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has further extended the deadline for bids for rights to the Copa del Rey domestic club football competition during the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, after stating that…