Equestrian

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have renewed rights agreements for the CHIO Aachen equestrian event

Sports producer and distributor Sunset+Vine has landed the host broadcaster contract for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has engaged London-based digital communications agency RedTorch to enhance its digital audience, while it has agreed a new rights deal with French pay-television broadcaster SFR Sport.

USA

The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has acquired exclusive rights in the host nation to next year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

The CBC Sports division of Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC has agreed a deal to continue showing live coverage of major show jumping events at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada.

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have agreed a four-year extension to their rights agreement with the German Equestrian Federation (FN).

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has entered into a partnership with the Sina Sports division of Chinese internet operator Sina, under which a new equestrian-dedicated website will be launched in the country.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has renewed a rights agreement for the Badminton Horse Trials equestrian event.

Specialist equestrian sports and lifestyle television channel Horse & Country has acquired the OTT subscription business of Swedish channel Horse1.

Polish pay-television operator NC Plus has agreed a three-season deal for rights to Tour Cavaliada, an annual equestrian series held in the country.