Football

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has cancelled its broadcast rights tender for club competitions, with a new process expected to be drawn up

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has cancelled its contract with the Carioca State Championship amid an escalating conflict with Flamengo over the Rio de Janeiro-based club’s broadcast rights.

The United Soccer League will not utilize artificial crowd noise during its ESPN broadcasts when the organization returns to action this month in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic

Eleven Sports, the international pay-television broadcaster, has signed its first distribution deal for the new subscription channels that will offer live coverage of Belgian football next season, striking…

Danish public-service broadcaster DR has for the first time acquired a share of live rights to the Danish Cup, the country’s knockout clubs tournament, in a deal with rights-holder Nordic Entertainment (…

Italian football’s Lega Serie A has decided to continue to examine proposals from private equity investors following a general assembly meeting.

Eleven Sports, the international pay-television broadcaster, and Mediapro, the broadcast production and rights agency, are to work on a “series of strategic international projects”, beginning with the…

Dentsu, the Japanese advertising agency heavily involved in sports marketing, has concluded a number of broadcast deals for the J.League ahead of the Japanese top flight’s resumption on July 4.

The opening game of the National Women's Soccer League Challenge Cup was the most-watched match in league history, with an average of 572,000 viewers on the main CBS television network

The German Football League (DFL) faced an absence of new bidders, a change in strategy from incumbent Sky Deutschland and an unstable economy as it went to market with its 2021-25 domestic rights. The tough conditions left experts to conclude the league had done well to avoid a larger income drop for the cycle.

The Bundesliga has secured what local experts consider a solid fee in a new deal with the Next Media agency in Vietnam, as well as commitments to joint brand-building and football development projects that the league hopes will build the value of the property.

Robert Klein, CEO, and Kevin Sim, Head of Asia-Pacific, at Bundesliga International explain the German football league’s approach to the first two media-rights deals of its new sales cycle in Asia, in Japan and Vietnam.

UK telco BT’s acquisition of Turkish Süper Lig rights for the remainder of the 2019-20 season is a ‘toe-in-the-water’ ahead of a potential longer-term agreement, SportBusiness Media understands.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has said that the UK government has not put the Premier League under pressure to approve the proposed £300m (€330m/$371.2m

Football media platform OneFootball has unveiled a new brand identity and released a redesigned app

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has failed in its attempts to block Flamengo from broadcasting its forthcoming Carioca State Championship match on the club’s TV channel, FlaTV.

Production and rights agency group Mediapro has selected Amaury Média, the advertising sales agency of the Amaury Group, to market advertising for its new football-focused pay-television service in France, …

Cash-strapped Serie-A clubs could find it difficult to agree a deal with a private equity investor because of internal politics and deep-seated rivalries, according to leading Italian financial journalist…

Pay-television broadcaster i-Cable has acquired rights in Hong Kong to football’s Russian Premier League.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports lifted its Italian Serie A blackout after reaching a financial compensation deal with the league and international rights distributor the IMG agency for lost exclusivity…

DDMC Fortis, the agency with the exclusive mandate to market Asian Football Confederation commercial rights in the 2021-28 period, is rebranding as Football Marketing Asia (FMA)

Subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports has finally signed off on its five-year domestic media-rights agreement with Belgian football’s Pro League.

TUDN, the United States-based Spanish-language sports network, will bring Mexican soccer with the newly created Copa por Mexico featuring teams from Liga MX beginning July 3

French digital terrestrial broadcaster L'Équipe TV has acquired exclusive rights to the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup in a two-season deal.

South African public-service broadcaster SABC has acquired rights to the FA Cup ahead of the quarter-finals of this season’s competition.

Orange has agreed a new content deal with fellow telco Telefónica to offer coverage from LaLiga, the Uefa Champions League and Europa League during the 2020-21 season.

There have been talks between representatives of the Saudi Arabian state and the German Bundesliga about a potential deal for the league's media rights in the Middle East

Infront has vowed to contest the termination of its contracts with the German Football Federation (DFB) after the sport’s governing body in Germany moved to sever its ties with the international sports m…

French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais's television channel, OLTV, will not be available on Canal Plus platforms from July 30

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has stepped up its opposition to Flamengo broadcasting any of the club’s matches in the Rio de Janeiro state championship on its own TV channel by filing a legal a…

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has been handed an injunction against world football’s governing body Fifa to withhold a $90m (€79.7m) broadcast rights payment.

The IMG agency and Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, have reached an agreement over the remaining payments for international rights to Italian football’s t…

The French Football Federation (FFF) has launched an invitation to tender for broadcast rights to the Championnat National, the third tier of club football in the country

Stats Perform has renewed its official media data deal with the English Premier League, Scottish Premier League and EFL Championship

Digiturk, the Turkish pay-television subsidiary of Qatari sports broadcaster beIN Media Group, has resumed rights fee payments to the Turkish Football Federation for the top-tier Süper Lig on the return …

A war of words has broken out between the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) and betting and data services company Sportradar after the national football federation accused the company of violating…

Over 5.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Sunday’s Merseyside derby in the English Premier League, breaking the UK audience record for the competition on Sky Sports.