Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired all rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth at least 15 per cent less than Fifa earned for 2014.
The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is set to more than double its annual media-rights income compared to the previous cycle, boosted by a lucrative deal in China and strong increases in key markets.
Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE surprised the market with deals for English FA Cup and Club World Cup rights this month.
Uefa’s much-reduced deal for Euro 2016 rights in Spain reflects an advertising market yet to recover from the financial crash of the late 2000s.
Weak competition for Europa League rights in Spain forced Uefa into lengthy negotiations with the beIN Media Group and the Mediapro agency, who were bidding jointly. A deal was eventually agreed last week.
Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset was forced to increase its fee to keep the rights for Spanish national team football friendlies in a deal agreed last week following a formal tender ordered by the country’s competition regulator.
Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines live television audiences in Europe’s five largest markets for motorcycling’s MotoGP world championship
Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at television audiences in the major European markets and America for the 2014 Fifa World Cup
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Talks for free-to-air rights for French Open talks drag on past the first week of the tournament