Football

The African Union of Broadcasting has agreed a deal in principle on free-to-air rights in the sub-Saharan region to the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and other competitions out to…

The Fifa Women’s World Cup will be broadcast free-to-air in its entirety for the first time in Ireland after public-service broadcaster RTÉ and Irish-language broadcaster TG4 acquired rights to this ye…

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports will launch a pay-per-view offering after agreeing a global partnership with digital football platform Onefootball

LaLiga, which operates the top two divisions of Spanish football, has restarted a tender process for two unsold domestic free-to-air rights packages for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle

OTT streaming service DAZN has reportedly acquired rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third tier of Brazilian club football.

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has said the organisation is working with the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) to launch a new OTT platform

The Provincial Court of Madrid has ordered media company Prisa to pay the Mediapro agency €51m ($57.7
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Fox Sports has acquired media rights in the US to the finals of various EA Sports Fifa 19 Global Series events, including the season-ending Fifa eWorld Cup 2019, while social broadcasting platform Caffeine…

The Spring Media agency has partnered with English football club Arsenal for exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the club’s international programming block and in-house content.

Spain’s Mediapro agency and public broadcaster TVE will likely try again to acquire LaLiga’s two unsold domestic free-to-air rights packages for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

The MyCujoo chief executive explains how his company sees its opportunity in lower-tier rights, playing communities and white-label streaming solutions.

Mediaset ‘at the window’ for Champions League as Rai-Sky renewal talks stall Broadcaster is thought to have offered uplift on Rai’s €40m per season Refi

The collapse of Telekom Malaysia’s deal for domestic football rights is part of a politically-driven restructuring at the government-linked telco that has seen it exit the entire sports rights market, local industry experts say.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has added to its portfolio of football content in Romania by acquiring rights to the 2019 Copa América.

Spanish football club Real Madrid has reportedly opted not to renew its long-running partnership with the Mediapro agency for its in-house television channel

Social media platform Facebook has agreed a sub-licencing deal with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports for the Copa Libertadores in South America

The Mediapro agency is set to launch a new OTT streaming platform, OneSoccer, to support its partnership with new club football competition the Canadian Premier League

Federación Panameña de Fútbol (FEPAFUT), the governing body of football in Panama, has agreed a four-year deal with the IMG agency to distribute its media rights internationally.

International sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a multi-year deal for exclusive linear and digital rights to the English FA Cup across Spanish-speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and Australia

Media company Canal Plus Group, through its subsidiary K Plus, has acquired exclusive rights in Vietnam to football’s English Premier League. The three-season deal covers the 2019-20 to 2021-22 campaigns.
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ESPN+, the OTT sports streaming service, has struck a deal with the US Soccer Federation for exclusive rights to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the country's top club knockout competition

OTT service DAZN has confirmed the addition of the English Premier League to its portfolio of live rights in Canada, in a new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22

Action Images, the sports media agency owned by news agency Reuters, has agreed content partnerships with golf’s PGA Tour, the Professional Squash Association and the Lagardère Sports agency.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has agreed deals to cover Scotland’s women’s national football team’s friendlies matches ahead of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup and the opening event of the 201…

UK public-broadcaster the BBC and commercial radio station Talksport have extended their Premier League rights audio-rights deals for three seasons until the end of the 2021-22

The IMG agency has agreed a two-year deal to market the global media rights to the International Champions Cup club football competition

Football Federation Australia has confirmed it is in talks with commercial broadcaster Ten over a deal that could give the A-League significantly more exposure via free-to-air television