Media

Spring Media has announced a merger with fellow Stockholm-based sports marketing company Future Sports Agency and has secured funding from investment company Helix Kapital as part of plans to further strengthen…

Media group Discovery has secured exclusive media rights to show the Laver Cup, the annual men's team tennis tournament between Team Europe and Team World, across Europe from 2021 to 2030

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro has added three new channels to its offering: Astro SuperSport 5, Astro Arena 2 and SpoTV, a new sports channel
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ESPN's "Monday Night Football" coverage caps off strong start to 2021 season

German pay-television broadcaster Sportdigital Fussball has continued expanding its portfolio with the addition of African qualifying matches for the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Global media group Discovery has announced the rebranding of its Eurosport Events division as Discovery Sports Events

Disney Group has renewed its exclusive pay-TV rights to broadcast Copa do Nordeste, the Brazilian tournament featuring teams from the Northeast of the country and which is to begin next month

Global subscription broadcaster and media company DAZN Group has agreed to sell three sports news portals to Turkish investment company Istanbul Portfoy, as it continues divesting parts of its business…

Foxtel’s deals for exclusive rights to MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) motorcycling series demonstrate its eagerness to be seen as the home of motorsport in Australia.

DAZN, the subscription sports streaming broadcaster, has widened out its work with Snapchat to offer at least 70 programmes on the social media platform throughout the next year

Dutch football club AZ Alkmaar will stream its Uefa Europa League play-off second leg match against Scottish club Celtic tonight on its own digital platforms and streaming platform Live2Go after broadcasters…

The Liga ACB, Spain’s top-flight basketball competition, has renewed its broadcast rights deal in Poland with Sportklub for two more seasons, from 2021-22 to 2022-23.

WAVE.tv, the California-based digital sports media company, has initiated a recruitment process for a director of rights partnerships to lead its negotiations with sports rights-holders, media companies and “other IP owners” worldwide.

Italian digital terrestrial television broadcaster Sportitalia is to launch its second free-to-air channel next week

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has exceeded expectations by posting a profit of NZ$47.5m (€28.1m/$33.1m) for the 2021 financial year.
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United States-based subscription streaming platform FloSports has secured the media rights to the Virgin Money London Marathon in North America and Australia, starting this year

The SABC, South Africa’s public-service broadcaster, is set to launch its own video streaming service in 2022, marking its late entry into the over-the-top streaming sector.