Cycling

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Public-service broadcaster ARD’s three-year renewal of its Tour de France rights deal in Germany reflects its renewed commitment to the Tour following earlier concerns over doping. It follows two two-year deals which the broadcaster considered a test period.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in cycling, looking at the three major Tours; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in cycling, looking at the three major Tours; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro …

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in cycling, looking at the three major Tours; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia.

Amaury Sport Organisation has increased the value of its Tour de France media rights across Europe by just under 20 per cent following a renewal with the European Broadcasting Union this month.

Spanish telco Telefónica has renewed its deal with agency Mediapro for the rights to broadcast a range of live sports in public places during the 2019-20 season.

Australian public-service broadcaster SBS has acquired exclusive rights to eight cycling events through a new agreement with the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO)

The Amaury Sport Organisation, which organises cycling’s Tour de France and Vuelta a España, has signed a content-focused partnership with technical solutions provider Globecast.

China Sports Zhibo announced a deal to live stream the Tour de France on their website from 2019-2021

Features

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai and sports broadcaster Eurosport have renewed their deals for the Giro d’Italia, but the shorter domestic contract length and dramatic fee increase in both deals illustrates a more aggressive approach from commercial rights-holder RCS Sport.

German public-service broadcaster ARD is close to renewing its non-exclusive deal for Tour de France cycling rights at a small fee increase.

Amaury Sport Organisation secured a small increase in the value of its domestic rights, including the Tour de France, in last month’s five-year renewal with France Télévisions.

Union Cycliste Internationale president Brian Cookson said it sold its rights to the European Broadcasting Union as the EBU was “the best player in the market to place our events on free-to-air broadcasters across Europe”.

The value of Vuelta a España rights in Spain fell for the third successive time in a renewal with TVE last week.

The creation of a multi-sport European Championships from 2018 is part of an attempt to de-clutter a congested sporting schedule, and to help summer sports benefit from each other’s popularity.

Interviews with four of the federations taking part in the inaugural 2018 multi-sport European Championships about why they have signed up to the new concept.

Media rights clips from December 17 to January 20

FOOTBALL Football: International pay-television broadcaster ESPN extended a rights deal in Brazil for the English top-tier Premier League club competition

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the 2015 Tour de France

Media rights clips from July 9 to 22

Media rights clips from June 25 to July 8

Media rights clips from June 11 to 24

Media rights clips from May 28 to June 10

Media rights clips from April 16 to 29