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Newbury Racecourse has agreed a five-year rights deal with Sky Sports, through which the UK pay-television broadcaster will show all of the venue’s 29 annual races from January 2024 onwards.

The English Premier League has extended Sky Deutschland’s exclusive rights deal in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) on the same terms, but the conclusion of a similar deal with Sky Italia must wait until 2022.

Super League’s protracted domestic sales process ended in a sharp headline rights fee decline for the rugby league competition for the next two years, SportBusiness Media understands.

UK sports rights experts say the English Premier League will delay its domestic media rights auction until April or May with a view to having deals in place prior to Euro 2020, which begins on June 11.

Sunday's English Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United averaged 4.5 million viewers and peaked at 4

The British & Irish Lions touring side maintained the value of its media rights in the UK and Ireland in a deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky for next year’s tour of South Africa.

Premiership Rugby, operator of the top division of English rugby union, is entering the final season of its domestic rights deal with BT with no clear plan for the forthcoming cycle after rejecting a robust renewal offer, industry sources told SportBusiness Media.

UK pay-television broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport have said they will resume charging subscribers this month, as live sport begins to return to their schedules

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said it will investigate claims that its incoming chair, Ian Watmore, left his previous role with the English Football League (EFL) after allegations of misconduct

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has said it will allow residential and commercial customers to freeze their subscriptions amid the dearth of live sport on its schedules due to Covid-19

Disney’s decision to refocus Star India’s Hotstar OTT platform on its domestic market paved the way for the return of Indian Premier League cricket rights in the UK to pay-television broadcaster Sky.

Sky achieved its long-held ambition of exclusive live coverage of the US Masters in the UK because its co-incumbent, the BBC, decided live golf is no longer a strategic priority.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, could be on the verge of a sharp downturn in Champions League media-rights revenues for the 2021-24 cycle, with specific factors in the key UK and France markets exacerbating a broader price correction already anticipated for similar high-profile properties.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4’s recent Formula One sublicensing renewal with pay-television broadcaster Sky extends their relationship for another three years, until the end of 2022, with the deal value unchanged, SportBusiness Media understands.

UK parliamentarians are reportedly to review the possibility of making the Cricket World Cup free-to-air in the country following the England team’s victory in this year’s competition.

Pay-television broadcaster BT Sport took advantage of Sky’s long-running concerns over wrestling body WWE’s OTT service to grab WWE rights in the UK and Ireland from its rival at a steep discount, SportBusiness Media understands.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky is reportedly considering showing the final of the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup on its basic-tier entertainment channel Sky One rather than making it available free-to-air…