Industry experts believe the Portuguese sports-rights market is set to stagnate for the foreseeable future after the country’s three biggest telcos took equal stakes in dominant pay-television broadcaster Sport TV, ending any possibility of competition between them.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas this week described the Spanish league’s new domestic media rights deals as “historic” in terms of income and the completion of the move to collective selling.
Deutsche Telekom’s surprise deal for exclusive domestic basketball rights in Germany last week is small in value but potentially rich in significance.
Maltese telecommunications companies Vodafone and Melita have pulled out of a planned merger after failing to gain approval from authorities in Malta.
The Vodafone and Orange telecommunications companies have extended special offers on sports packages as they bid to win customers in Spain.
Meo, the pay-television platform of Portugal Telecom, has agreed terms to sign up to the partnership formed in the country for the sharing of broadcast rights to sports events.
International media and entertainment company Discovery Communications unveiled a series of deals this (Thursday) morning covering the Olympic Games and European national team football qualifiers, as well as new strategic partnerships in Spain, Italy and Chile.
Telecommunications companies Vodafone and Orange have agreed carriage deals in Spain for the beIN Sports LaLiga channel.
Pay-television channel Motorvision TV has expanded its global reach by launching on six additional platforms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Vodafone Portugal division of telecommunications company Vodafone has struck a deal with global programming provider SPI International to carry a number of sports channels on its TV Net Voz IPTV platform.
The reach of beIN Media Group’s pay-television channel beIN Sports has been enhanced in Spain through a new carriage agreement with telecommunications company Vodafone.
Telcos Orange and Vodafone have become the first two operators in the Spanish market to sublicense LaLiga content in the 2015-16 season from rival firm Telefónica, while public-service broadcaster TVE has agreed a deal for highlights rights.