Football

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom has finalised its acquisition rights of exclusive broadcast rights to all 51 matches from the 2024 Uefa European Championship

Spanish agency Mediapro has pulled out of the race for rights to the Copa del Rey domestic club football competition for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle

Telco TIM has enhanced its association with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) by agreeing a wide-ranging two-season deal encompassing media and sponsorship rights focusing on the women’s game.

Bundesliga Pass, the over-the-top subscription service that has been developed by Germany’s Bundesliga, will primarily be used as a “complementary” service, with the lion’s share of coverage worldwide set to …

The Octagon agency will prioritise domestic and global media-rights deals as it seeks to maximise the reach and revenue of the National Women’s Soccer League, the top US women’s football league, from 202…

Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, has reportedly decided to again delay a decision on the Mediapro agency’s €1.3bn ($1.45b

The European Broadcasting Union has acquired rights to the Women’s Euro 21 tournament as well as various Youth and futsal competitions until the end of the 2021-22 season, SportBusiness Media understands.

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is seeking to increase its presence in the domestic sports streaming market in order to boost the appeal of mobile and broadband services from its telco subsidiary,…

Spring Media has made its latest moves in the streaming space by teaming up with Red Bee, the UK-based media services company, to create an international OTT platform for women’s football.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, could be on the verge of a sharp downturn in Champions League media-rights revenues for the 2021-24 cycle, with specific factors in the key UK and France markets exacerbating a broader price correction already anticipated for similar high-profile properties.

Pay-television broadcaster Cosmote reduced its outlay on Greek Cup rights by two-thirds and pushed to shorten the renewal duration to just one season to give it an opportunity to review the impact on the property’s value of a restructuring of the competition, SportBusiness Media understands.
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The Bundesliga is taking a calculated gamble in its new US media-rights deal, with ESPN, as despite the huge increase in the rights fee the deal involves a significant reduction in linear television exposure.

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has taken advantage of the stronger advertising opportunities offered by the winter scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in its rights sale to the Telesport marketing agency in Russia.

FC Barcelona has said it will broadcast through its own media channels all home matches played by its women’s team in the Primera Iberdrola, Spanish football’s top-tier women’s league. I

International media rights to the Scottish Premiership will continue to be sold by Infront until the end of the 2024-25 season after the agency today announced a new five-year agreement with the Scottish…

Fifa has appointed CAA Eleven’s Jean-Christophe Petit as its new director of media rights, following Josh Smith’s recent move to become global head of media sales at the Premier League.

Clubs from French football’s Ligue 1 have continued to push for the renegotiation of an international rights agreement with pay-TV broadcaster beIN Media Group, discussing the issue in detail at a meeting t…

European football’s governing body Uefa has appointed the IMG agency to produce a preview package of programming for its Euro 2020 national team tournament.

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI has acquired rights for the Taça de Portugal, the country’s premier knockout football cup competition.

Mitele Plus, the subscription OTT service of Spanish broadcaster Mediaset, is to be added to the Agile TV platform of Spanish telecoms firm MásMóvil.

Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi, which is backed by search company Baidu and is a partner of agency Super Sports Media, has obtained rights to the 2020 Uefa European Championship

The South African national football team has returned to the screens of SABC following the conclusion of a new rights deal between the public-service broadcaster and the South African Football Association

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has renewed its deal with the Hellenic Football Federation for the exclusive rights to the Greek Cup knockout competition

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has agreed a two-year media content and sponsorship deal with Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV

German subscription broadcaster Sportdigital is set to carry content from action sports and lifestyle channel Edgesport after successfully applying for a broadcast licence, while Bundesliga football club…

The Asian Football Confederation has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast rights in the United Arab Emirates from 2021 to 2024

Spanish broadcasters have been asked to submit their second-round offers for rights to the Copa del Rey tournament during the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle

Commercial free-to-air broadcast groups Mediaset and Atresmedia are set to go head-to-head in a bid to acquire rights in Spain to the 2022 World Cup from the Mediapro agency

League of Ireland football clubs will reportedly take over ownership of their broadcast rights from the 2021-22 season if current plans for an All-Island league fail

Dentsu, the Japanese advertising giant heavily involved in sports marketing, has acquired the international rights to the J.League, Japanese football’s top division.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that his party will ensure that the Premier League will invest five per cent of the income it receives for broadcast rights into grassroots football and add women’s s…

Russian media and entertainment company Rambler Group has agreed a partnership with international sports broadcaster Setanta Sports designed to combat online piracy in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS countries,…

Maria Solbiati, an experienced member of Sky Italia’s media-rights acquisitions team, has taken up the position of head of media at Italian football's Lega Serie A.

Tenfield, the Uruguayan agency and media company, has acquired rights to the Uruguayan national football team’s four remaining international friendlies this year.

Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang has acquired the rights to all Austrian Bundesliga matches involving FC Red Bull Salzburg for the ongoing season

The Premier League has claimed a first in the ongoing battle against beoutQ with the conviction of a London-based retailer for selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs) giving access to the pirate broadcasting…

Commercial free-to-air broadcaster TF1 and pay-TV broadcaster Canal Plus have secured the rights in France to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship as the property enjoys a healthy i…