Athletics

UK Athletics is set to be met with a fresh challenge, with public-service broadcaster the BBC reportedly only keen to extend its rights deal with the embattled organisation on significantly reduced terms

Australian pay-television broadcaster Foxtel has secured multi-platform rights to the 2020 Diamond League international athletics series

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has acquired the rights to a host of events held by Athletics South Africa until the end of the 2020 season

Seven Network, the Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster, is to broadcast the 2019 IPC World Athletics Championships

Rosa María Mateo, the sole provisional administrator of RTVE, has revealed that the Spanish public-service broadcaster is seeking guarantees from the government to ensure it can broadcast next summer’s Ol…

Eliud Kipchoge’s successful attempt to run a sub-two-hour marathon has received 4.93 million views to date for the live and on-demand stream on video-sharing platform YouTube.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC, international sports broadcaster Eurosport and US media group NBCUniversal have become the latest broadcasters to acquire rights to Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt t…

UK public broadcaster the BBC has taken up an option to broadcast rights in the country to the 2021 and 2023 IAAF World Athletics Championships

The IAAF World Athletics Championships’ sparse attendances and complaints over searing heats for marathon races have failed to dissuade the German television audience as viewing figures pick up in the c…

Greek public broadcaster ERT’s determination to make athletics central to its sporting output drove the broadcaster to join the European Broadcasting Union’s pool for a host of European and World Championship events.

Wanda Sports’ mass participation drive and its subsidiary Infront’s push for summer sports were the basis for their decision to push into athletics through a record 10-year agreement with the International Association of Athletics Federation, from 2020.

The value of International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships media rights in Europe has fallen for the second cycle in a row following a new deal announced this week

BeIN Media Group has lost rights to the Diamond League in its home market of the Middle East and North Africa, and a share of the rights in the US.

The production division of the Infront agency has claimed a first through its role in the successful testing of a 5G-connected camera set-up at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon.

Organisers of the Ineos 1:59 Challenge, Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run the first sub-two hour marathon, have agreed a partnership with video sharing website YouTube for next month’s event.

The International Association of Athletics Federation has signed a 10-year international media-rights agreement with the Infront agency, which includes the sale of international rights to the top-tier…

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) have jointly acquired exclusive free-to-air rights in the country to the 2019 IAAF World Championships

European Broadcasting Union member broadcasters in 13 countries are showing the inaugural edition of The Match, a Ryder Cup-style athletics clash between Europe and the USA which begins today (Monday)…

The IAAF Productions division of the International Association of Athletics Federations has detailed what it claims will be ground-breaking technology in place for the broadcast of the forthcoming World…

Sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has been selected as the host broadcaster for Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna next month.

The Brazilian Athletics Confederation (CBAt) has signed a deal with compatriot OTT service TV NSports to broadcast all its events through a dedicated channel on the platform

The organisers of the Mexico City Marathon have admitted that they still may not be able to charge for broadcast rights despite the race being awarded IAAF Gold Label status last year

Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured live rights in Taiwan to athletics’ 2019 IAAF World Championships and the FIVB Men’s and Women’s Volleyball World Cups. T

Eurovision Sport, the production arm of the European Broadcasting Union, has reached an agreement with European Athletics to cover The Match, a new team event that will be contested by athletes from Europe…

Swiss-based agency Infront Sports has agreed a deal with Olympic governing body the International Olympic Committee to market free-to-air rights in Sub-Saharan African to every Olympic property until 2024

The organising committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham launched a tender this week for a host broadcaster

New Zealand telco Spark has acquired rights to a host of boxing events through a partnership with Protocol Sports, and struck a deal with Lagardère Sports for a range of golf, athletics and esports properties.

The Olympic Channel, an OTT platform operated by the International Olympic Committee, has secured streaming rights to the 2019 European Games

OTT platform FloSports has acquired exclusive live and on-demand rights to the 2019 London Marathon across Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia

The TV Media Sport agency has acquired exclusive free-to-air rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Athletic Series from 2019 to 2023.

Sports-streaming service FloSports has announced a deal for live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Boston Marathon in over 40 European countries. The deal was agreed with the Boston Athletic Association

New York Road Runners, organiser of the New York City Marathon, has extended its rights deals with US sports broadcaster ESPN and local partner WABC-TV

Media company Vietnam Multimedia Corporation has struck a late deal for rights in the country to the ongoing Asian Games

The consortium of public-service broadcasters, the European Broadcasting Union, has signed a long-term extension to its worldwide media-rights contract with European Athletics.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired rights in Myanmar to the upcoming Asian Games multi-sport event, which runs from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia

The Infront agency has agreed a six-year media, marketing and commercial rights partnership with the Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL). The contract is worth a guaranteed €12.9m ($15.1m

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has been appointed as the host broadcaster of the Athletics World Cup, which will be hosted at the London Stadium on July 14-15.