The ‘$1bn’ joint venture between the Perform Group and Matchroom Boxing does not guarantee either company that amount in revenue. But the headline number does signal how much the joint venture is willing to spend on attracting top-level fighters
The Sauerland Promotion’s deal with Sport1 in Germany is of similar value to its previous deal with commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, TV Sports Markets understands.
Sources close to the promoter and broadcaster say the event will comfortably exceed 1m PPV buys in the US, with some experts expecting close to 1.2m.
The World Boxing Super Series has focused on exposure and promotional commitments from broadcasters during its first season, as it banks on core boxing markets to provide most of its revenue.
The IMG agency says global media-rights revenue earned from Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor will exceed that of previous marquee fights, and expects the pay-per-view revenue record to have been broken in multiple major territories.
Interview with Adam Kelly, head of global sales at IMG, on media-rights sales for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor and the wider impact of the event.
Boxing promoter Matchroom Boxing and media company CSI Sports are in talks over a lengthier partnership after their deal for Anthony Joshua’s WBO World Heavyweight Championship fight against Dominic Breazeale last month, TV Sports Markets understands.
Interview with Craig and Richard Miele, chief executives of Fight Sports, on their acquisition strategy and wider business.
Sports promoter Matchroom Sport has secured a lucrative deal for its entire portfolio of live events and archive footage in sub-Saharan Africa with pay-television startup Kwesé Sports.
Specialist UK boxing broadcaster BoxNation told TV Sports Markets this week its recent acquisitions of three world-class events could potentially double its subscriber base, boosting its chances of long-term survival.
Media rights clips from December 17 to January 20
Boxing promoter Matchroom Sport is thought to have secured a small increase in the value of its rights in last week’s renewal with UK pay-television broadcaster Sky.
The welterweight clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas this Saturday is set to smash all records for media-rights revenue for a single fight.