MTV3, YLE see win-win in Fifa World Cup 2022 sublicensing deal
Public-service broadcaster YLE had recouped almost half its fee by sublicensing some rights to next year’s Fifa World Cup to commercial broadcaster MTV3.
YLE elects to share 2022 World Cup rights with MTV
Public-service broadcaster YLE and commercial and pay-television broadcaster MTV3 have agreed to share rights in Finland to next year's Fifa World Cup, to be held in Qatar
Fifa latest to prosper in the Nordics as World Cup value surges
Fifa is the latest rights-holder to benefit from fierce competition in the Nordics as it sealed huge increases for both the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup and the men’s World Cup in 2026.
Finland’s YLE and MTV3 to split 2026 Fifa World Cup rights
Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE and commercial and pay-television broadcaster MTV3 have acquired rights in the Nordic country to the 2026 Fifa World Cup
YLE retains Women’s World Cup rights in Finland
Finnish public-service broadcaster has acquired rights to the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup, the only rights-holder in the Nordic region to do so following Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s capture of …
Uefa makes huge national team gains in Finland amid fierce competition
European football’s governing body Uefa has secured a huge hike in revenues from national-team rights in Finland as public-service broadcaster YLE overcame strong competition to secure a long-term deal.
YLE regains Finnish national team rights in six-year Uefa deal
Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has won back rights to Finland’s national team matches in a wider agreement that also includes the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Uefa European Championship.
Women’s sport and Paralympics included in Finnish listed events overhaul
The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has indicated that leading women's sports events and the Paralympic Games are likely to be added when it updates the list of sporting events that must…
YLE keeps hold of Olympics in Discovery sublicensing deal
Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has sublicensed selected free-to-air and radio rights to the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games from international media group Discovery
Ski Classics extends Finnish rights deal with YLE
Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has renewed a rights agreement for the Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events
Nent lands another blow on Nordic public broadcasters with ISU deal
Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has once again blown away competition from Nordic public-service broadcasters for winter sports content, acquiring exclusive rights to International Skating Union events from the Infront agency.
Yle exec to lead Eurovision Sport’s winter portfolio
The Eurovision Sport division of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters has appointed Robert Portman as head of winter sport
Finnish Ice Hockey Association revenues rise in domestic deal with no hit to exposure
The Finnish Ice Hockey Association has increased the value of its domestic rights by about 60 per cent in a new deal with US media group Discovery, whilst retaining the same level of free-to-air exposure.
Nent makes shock move for winter sports in Nordics
Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has gained a foothold in winter sports in the Nordics with its shock acquisition of a host of properties from the Infront agency.
Nent Group acquires host of winter sports rights in Nordics from Infront
Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights to a host of winter sports properties in the Nordics from the Infront agency, landing a blow to public-service broadcasters in the region
WRC turns down highest offers to maximise exposure, retain content in Finland
The World Rally Championship turned down bigger offers for its rights in Finland in order to agree a deal with public-service broadcaster YLE that will allow it to hold on to content for its OTT platform,…
Finland is winter wonderland for Fifa as 2022 World Cup delivers big fee increase
Fifa has earned an increase in the value of World Cup rights in Finland after the winter scheduling of the 2022 tournament in Qatar sparked competition between the country's commercial broadcasters.