Esports

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has agreed a deal with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar to acquire rights for this seasons eFootball.Pro League in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Russian internet company Yandex has agreed a long-term deal with US video games developer and esports event organiser Riot Games for rights to its League of Legends series

Esports organisation ESL has expanded its partnership with Facebook Gaming to deliver non-exclusive coverage of its global competitions on the social media platform

UK esports organisation Fnatic has agreed a long-term exclusive streaming partnership with social video platform Twitch

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has added further content for its new esports channel by agreeing a two-year rights deal with US video game developer and events organiser Blizzard Entertainment

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has signed a content partnership with esports organisation ESL

Catalan public-service broadcaster TV3 has formed a dedicated esports channel through which it will offer coverage of eFootball.Pro League, a competition founded by Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué.

German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired rights for the Virtual Bundesliga, the esports football competition that is operated by the German Football League (DFL)

Spanish telco Movistar has announced the closure of its esports channel two years after its launch

Four of the biggest esports events in the West generated 190.1 million hours of viewership in 2018, according to research by Newzoo