Twitch’s deal with game developer Activision Blizzard last month is the latest indication the live-streaming platform and its rivals are now seeking esports rights on an exclusive basis.
Spanish agency Mediapro has agreed deals with video-sharing website YouTube to plug gaps in the distribution of the international rights to the Copa del Rey and the beIN Sports pay-television channels in Spain.
The NBC Sports division of US media company NBCUniversal has added video-sharing platform YouTube as a new rights partner for the second season of the Rocket League, the esports competition it organises alongside competitive gaming platform FACEIT.
Telemundo, the holder of Spanish-language rights to the Fifa World Cup in the US, has agreed deals with internet company Google and its video-sharing website YouTube to share its coverage of the national team football tournament.
Sports production company Whisper Films has agreed a global content partnership with the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
Major League Baseball has extended and expanded its wide-ranging partnership with YouTube TV, the cable-free live television service of video-sharing company YouTube.
English Premier League football club Manchester United has launched an official channel on YouTube, breaking a cycle where it was the most-viewed club on the video-sharing platform purely through unofficial content.
Major League Soccer expansion franchise Los Angeles Football Club has signed a landmark media rights and jersey sponsorship deal with YouTube TV, the cable-free live television service of video-sharing company YouTube.
Boxing promoter Hennessy Sports has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with video-sharing platform YouTube, through which this month’s WBO World Heavyweight Championship title fight between Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury will be streamed exclusively live in the UK and Ireland.
The NFL has expanded a partnership with internet giant Google to allow viewers around the world to watch content from the American football league in virtual reality.
Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Sports will stream live coverage of the 2015-16 finals of the Uefa Champions League and Europa League club football tournaments to audiences in Spain via video-sharing platform YouTube.
American football league the NFL is planning to live stream all three International Series games scheduled to be played in London next season, with technology giants Apple and Google in contention for the rights, according to Reuters.
The Canadian Football League competition will stream live coverage of its end-of-season playoffs and Grey Cup finale via video-sharing platform YouTube.
US sports broadcaster ESPN has begun removing its videos from YouTube due to apparent concerns over rights issues ahead of the launch of the video-sharing website’s new subscription service.