Esports

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has agreed an exclusive Hebrew-language deal with the Gaming Channel, Israel’s first 24/7 linear esports and gaming channel.

The company staged the most-watched CS:GO matches of all time in January this year, twice exceeding the existing record during its Blast Premier Global Final.

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has agreed an exclusive Russian-language broadcast deal in the Commonwealth of Independent States region with WePlay Esports, the esports media holding company…

ESL Gaming, the Modern Times Group-owned esports company, has struck an exclusive broadcast deal in Israel with The Gaming Channel

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has extended its exclusive media rights deal with Chinese streaming service Douyu for an additional year

The eSportsONE channel from Sport1, the German sports broadcaster, is now available in Ethiopia following a distribution agreement reached with pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus

ES1, the French channel solely devoted to esports, has agreed a non-exclusive deal with the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the governing body for French football, to broadcast eLigue1
USA

ESPN will broadcast the inaugural Madden NFL 21 Bowl: Draft Edition, which is taking place on May 2 and 4, via its app and website.

Chinese streaming platform Huya has signed an exclusive five-year media rights deal with China’s League of Legends operator Tengjing Sports and will pay a total of CNY2.013bn ($311m/€256.7m)

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has extended and expanded a rights agreement with esports organisation Activision Blizzard to include coverage of several competitions on its eSports1 and eSportsONE channels

A peak concurrent streaming audience of 1.1 million watched the One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major final earlier this month

The International Olympic Committee has this morning announced that it has partnered with five international sports federations, game publishers and DreamHack Sports Games to launch the first-ever, Olympic-licensed…

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has reached eight new international media rights deals for the 2021 season

Formula SimRacing, the motor racing esport, will broadcast live coverage of its 2021 season through sports video platform Recast. This will be Recast’s first venture into esports.

Streaming platform DAZN has acquired global rights to the inaugural edition of the WePlay Ultimate Fighting League (WUFL) esports competition

Sport1, the German sports broadcaster, has agreed a distribution deal for its new eSportsONE channel with telco Telenor in Norway and Sweden

The Elgiganten Ligaen, a Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league, has secured its first media-rights deal in the country, with public-service broadcaster DR. The league’s organiser, Dust2.d