Cosmote (Greece)

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has seen off stiff competition from rival Nova to renew its English Premier League rights in Greece

Greek media reports claim that pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has renewed its English Premier League rights for three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will continue to broadcast the top-tier leagues of domestic basketball, volleyball, handball and water polo, along with the second-tier Football League.

Free-to-air Uefa European Qualifier and Nations League rights in Greece has been cleared up with commercial broadcaster Epsilon TV confirming its new deal.

The NBA has increased the value of its rights in Greece via a two-season renewal with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote this week.

The value of French Ligue 1 rights in Greece and Cyprus is set for a small increase in a renewed deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova.

The value of Serie A rights in Greece is set to fall after incumbent pay-television broadcaster Cosmote refused to match its existing fee

The Asset Ogilvy agency has made a small profit from selling on Spanish LaLiga rights in Greece and Cyprus, following renewals with pay-television broadcasters Cosmote and PrimeTel.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has struck media-rights deals with eight Superleague clubs, effectively marking the end of the league’s collective rights selling.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote’s new deal with Uefa will significantly increase the number of national team matches it can broadcast at no extra cost.

Rights in Greece to Spain’s LaLiga have increased in value by about 50 per cent, while German Bundesliga rights have stayed flat in deals this month with Asset Ogilvy and Cosmote respectively.

Dorna Sports has prevented a decline in the value of MotoGP rights in Greece, renewing its deal earlier this month with Cosmote for about the same fee.

Euroleague Basketball has increased its media-rights income in the 2016-17 season by 36 per cent compared to 2015-16, and this will rise further in 2017-18 thanks mainly to a blockbuster deal in Greece.

Difficulties in the Greek media market meant Uefa suffered a decrease of about 23 per cent in the value of national team qualifying matches last month.

Basketball’s Euroleague is close to a new media-rights deal in Greece even though its existing contract has two seasons to run, TV Sports Markets understands.

Greek pay-television broadcaster OTE renewed its domestic media rights to the Greek Cup football competition.

England’s Premier League has almost doubled its income in recently-agreed deals covering 11 territories across Europe.