Football

A proposal from the IMG agency for international rights to Brazilian football’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A covers five seasons, from 2020 to 2024, but would provide no minimum guarantee payment to th…

Amazon Prime Video’s UK subscriber numbers increased by 35-per-cent year-on-year during the fourth quarter of 2019 on the back of its coverage of football’s English Premier League.

Sports data company Genius Sports says a new data partnership with the Football Association of Singapore will underpin a "digital transformation drive" at the sports body

LaLiga, the governing body of Spanish football’s top two divisions, has launched its invitation to tender covering broadcast rights in 16 European territories.

DAZN Media, the advertising division of sports media company DAZN Group, has launched a new football package that will give a brand partner the chance to reach over 40 markets through its OTT, digital,…

The IMG agency is one of three companies understood to have been shortlisted ahead of the award of international rights to Brazilian football’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment against former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke, beIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser A…

Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire has announced a local broadcast deal with WGN-TV in a multi-year partnership

SNTV, the sports video news agency, is to manage the new international YouTube channel for Japanese professional football’s J.League.

Uefa secured a 40-per-cent headline increase on the value of its sub-Saharan Africa free-to-air European Championship package in a third successive deal with the TV Media Sport agency.

Italy’s Lega Serie A will launch a tender in April for its domestic media rights for the three seasons from 2021-22 to 2023-24, SportBusiness Media understands. The delay opens space for the resolution of several outstanding issues that have, so far, complicated the process.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s monster six-season English Premier League deal signed this month has shocked the Nordic media market and left TV2 in Norway reeling.

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI’s acquisition of free-to-air rights to this summer’s Euro 2020 competition was driven by its desire to regain its status as Portugal’s most-watched terrestrial channel, SportBusiness Media understands.

Belgian football’s Pro League and subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports are discussing a 23-club media-rights agreement from 2020-21 onwards in the event that top-tier club Antwerp elects to remain e…

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Slovenian public sports channel Šport TV has agreed a deal with the United Media Group for exclusive 2020 Uefa European Championship rights and all matches involving the Slovenian national football team …

Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of Olympique Lyonnais, has reportedly raised the prospect of the French Football League (LFP) suing pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group in an escalation of the…

Top-tier Belgian football club KAA Gent has signed up to the collective broadcast rights agreement with subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards after talks with the country’s Pro L…

International media rights agencies Mediapro and Pitch International will join forces to sell the exclusive broadcast rights in the United States to South American nation’s qualifying matches for the F…

Spanish media rights and production agency Mediapro has agreed to a further €1.1m ($1.2m) contribution to women’s football in Spain in order to ensure that salary contributions are met.

LaLiga North America has teamed up with FanWide, a website that shows sports fans the closest match-watch party or fan community event at sports bars across the US

Pay-television broadcaster i-Cable has acquired the exclusive media rights in Hong Kong for Japanese football's J.League. i-Cable has purchased the rights in a three-season deal covering 2020 to 2022

The Lagardère Sports agency is to distribute the international broadcast rights to the USL Championship and USL League One, the second- and third-tier US soccer leagues, respectively.

The TV Media Sport agency has acquired a package of exclusive free-to-air rights to Euro 2020 across sub-Saharan Africa, marking the third consecutive time it has acquired the rights to the European Championships

The Football Association of Thailand yesterday re-elected Somyot Poompanmuang as its president and said its global media rights for the 2021-28 period had been awarded, although did not reveal the winners

The general assembly of Belgium’s Pro League today decided to award domestic media rights to subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards, but resistance from two member clubs has prevented t…

Major League Soccer’s DC United is reportedly in talks with Sinclair Broadcast Group over a local television rights deal.

Spain’s Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF) has heavily criticised the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after it was alleged that the governing body had sold the rights to the Copa de la Rein…

The Premier League will continue to prefer broadcast-rights deals despite its moves to raise its capacity to adopt a direct-to-consumer model in the next cycle, the league’s executive director, Bill B…

The Asian Football Confederation has recruited Connie Heng, chief media officer at the Total Sports Asia agency, as its head of media rights

Sportdigital Fussball, the subscription broadcaster in German-speaking countries, has acquired rights to the remainder of this season’s Superliga Argentina, the top tier of Argentinian football.

Italy’s antitrust authority (AGCM) has cleared the way for Italian football’s Lega Serie A to begin its sale of domestic broadcast rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24 after approving the guidelines set out…

French telecoms operator Free is developing an app to showcase its near-live rights to French football’s Ligue 1 from the 2020-21 season onwards.

The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has agreed three-season deals with five media groups for rights to lower league men’s and women’s competitions.

Companies interested in the domestic broadcast rights to Germany’s Bundesliga and 2.

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has extended its rights to Germany’s Bundesliga until 2024-25, less than a week after it announced its landmark six-season English Premier League deal.

The domestic broadcast rights to Belgium’s Pro League from the 2020-21 season onwards have still to be awarded after clubs failed to agree on a revenue distribution model at Friday’s general assembly mee…