Media

Seven will remain the free-to-air home of the World Surf League in Australia after the network extended its deal with the property for another season

Telefónica and DAZN’s five-season deals for LaLiga’s domestic pay-television rights will help the league broaden its distribution among Spanish consumers, though the league has suffered a real-terms decrease on the previous cycle’s pay-television income.

Increased competition and the entrance of new players vying for Uefa national team rights have resulted in a decent increase over the next six seasons.

Pro TV has paid an increased fee for rights to the next two European Championships in 2024 and 2028, beating competition from rivals Antena and Look TV.

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group will pay an increased rights fee to the Swedish Elite Football Dam (EFD) for exclusive rights to the top tier of women’s football in Sweden, the Damallsvenskan, in 10 countries from 2022 to 2026.

Gazprom Media has agreed a long-term deal for exclusive television and digital media rights in Russia to mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship

The Spring Media agency has secured exclusive global media rights to the Danish Speedway League for four years, from 2022 to 2025

Italian telecoms company TIM has partly blamed the performance of its Serie A football pact with subscription broadcaster DAZN as it issued its third profit warning this year

Indian media group Viacom18’s three-season deal for rights to the NBA reflects the property’s stagnant profile in the country, where broadcaster interest in the league has waned.
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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

MCS Basket, a new OTT platform focusing on basketball, has acquired broadcast rights to Spanish club competitions organised by the Asociación de Clubes Españoles de Baloncesto (ACB) in the markets of F…

Telecoms operator i-Cable has secured exclusive media rights in Hong Kong to this month’s short course World Swimming Championships and other Fina aquatics events until 2024.

The World Squash Federation has become the latest federation content partner of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel.

Public service broadcasters TVP in Poland, YLE in Finland and France Télévisions will live stream ski mountaineering’s Adamello World Cup in Pontedilegno-Tonale, Italy, which starts today (Thursday).

Racecourse Media Group, the media and data rights holding company for 34 British racecourses, has agreed a three-year deal for the HBA Media agency to market and distribute its portfolio of British and…

The controversial end to the 2021 Formula 1 season drew a strong audience in Australia, with 437,000 viewers staying up late to watch Max Verstappen win his first championship by overtaking Sir Lewis Hamilton…

Romanian pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport will hold rights to all of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues from next season onwards after securing Premier League rights from 2022-23 to 2024-25. C