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Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired rights across multiple territories to the Race of Champions motorsport event

Sportfive has recruited Genius Sports’ Thomas Klingebiel as president of its media rights business.

LNB TV, the OTT streaming platform of the Ligue Nationale de Basket, the governing body of men’s club basketball in France, has acquired broadcast rights in France to the Basketball Champions League.
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The Sportfive agency has appointed veteran sports executives Neil Glat and Steve Loy to head its United States leadership team as part of a new strategic direction in the North American market

OTT streaming platform Portable.TV has secured worldwide streaming rights to the Kontinental Hockey League and will show a mixture of highlights and full-length games. Portable

Chinese digital sports platform Dongqiudi has acquired rights for Australia's National Basketball League in a two-season deal, covering 2021-22 and 2022-23

The Sportfive agency has widened its association with the Asean Football Federation by becoming the exclusive commercial representative for the 2022 AFF U23 Championship

The Sportfive agency has been awarded global media and sponsorship rights to the next two editions of the African Games multi-sport event

Malaysian pay-television platform Astro has acquired rights for Thai club football matches featuring Malaysian national team players Junior Eldstal and Dominic Tan

Telco AIS has acquired domestic rights for Thai league and national team football for the upcoming 2021-22 season and will air coverage for free as a special measure to help raise the spirits of the Thai…

H.I.G. Capital, the international private equity and asset management firm, has become the sole owner of the Sportfive agency, acquiring the 24.9-per-cent stake it did not already own

The Sportfive agency has agreed a multi-year deal to sell the global media rights to the Race of Champions motorsport event

Peter Angell, the former director of production for Infront-owned Host Broadcast Services (HBS) and Murray Barnett, the former director of sponsorship and commercial partnerships at Formula 1, have formed…

The Sportfive agency is to sell the Basketball Champions League’s international broadcast and sponsorship rights after being appointed to the role by FIBA ClubCo, the joint entity that manages the rights t…

Boutique media-rights agency Sports Media Venture has been appointed as European media rights distributor for this month’s NN Mission Marathon, which serves as a one-off qualifying event for the Tokyo O…

OneFootball, the football-based media platform, has further underlined its ambitions in the media rights space with the recruitment of Nikolaus von Doetinchem, an experienced media rights executive at…

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC paid a strong fee for rights to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, driven by the fact the event will be held in its home market and the emergence of keen competition from commercial broadcaster Channel 4.