Football

US pay-television channel Fox Soccer acquired rights in the US and the Caribbean for Scottish Premier League football up to and including the 2013-14 season

Mario Figueiredo, the president of the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional, Portugal’s professional football league, said he would take his fight to introduce a collective broadcast rights model i…

Sports broadcaster ESPN agreed a deal with Uefa, European football’s governing body, for the rights in the Caribbean to the 2012 and 2016 European Championships.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed deals in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia for the Champions League and Europa League for the three seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Clubs from the I-League, the top division of football in India, formed the Indian Professional Football Clubs Association in an effort to safeguard their interests as the All India Football Federation…

The MP & Silva agency acquired the media rights in Europe to the top French football league, Ligue 1, in a deal with global rights-holder Al Jazeera, the Qatari satellite broadcaster

Fox Sports, a division of US network Fox, denied reports that it had offered to acquire Brazilian pay-broadcaster Bandsports for $80 million (€60 million) in a bid to circumvent a carriage dispute that h…

Portuguese Liga club Benfica should consider launching its own channel as an alternative to selling its broadcast rights to an agency, according to Luís Mergulhão, the chief executive of advertising g…

Portuguese Liga club Benfica this week rejected a renewal offer worth €111 million ($149 million) over five seasons, or €22.2 m

Pay-television broadcasters Al Jazeera and Canal Plus have both acquired rights in France for German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A football in deals with the MP & Silva agency covering the 2012-13 to…

The Deutsche Fussball Liga, the German football league, is setting up a subsidiary company to handle the production of its media content

Australian public-service broadcaster SBS acquired free-to-air rights for this summer’s Uefa Euro 2012 football tournament.

Danish pay-television broadcasters Modern Times Group and TV2 Sport will demand compensation from clubs in the Superliga, the top tier of domestic football, if league matches are moved from evening to…

Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed deals in Belgium for the Europa League for three years, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with public-service broadcaster VRT, commercial broadcaster RTL, and p…

The Sportsman Media Group agency will continue to distribute the rights for Spanish football’s top-tier league, La Liga, in Germany and Austria, after agreeing a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, w…

Soccer United Marketing, the commercial arm of US football league Major League Soccer, launched KickTV, an online channel exclusively available on video-sharing website YouTube

Cote Ouest, a distributor of television programming in Africa, agreed a deal with Brazilian media group Globo to distribute rights in sub-Saharan Africa for the Brazilian football league, the Campeonato…

Israeli pay-television broadcaster the Sports Channel acquired exclusive live rights for the Uefa Champions League, in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15

Adam Crozier, the chief executive of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, said the broadcaster was unlikely to bid for the rights for football’s English Premier League in the next cycle.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Record said that it would consider taking legal action after accusing Fifa, football’s world governing body, of reneging on a promise to carry out a “public, transparent and…

The World Sport Group agency renewed its rights deal with Japan’s top-tier football league, the J-League, for a minimum of three seasons, from 2012 onwards.

Ross Hair, the managing director of ESPN in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the international sports broadcaster would not be overly aggressive in its bidding for the next cycle of UK rights for…

The All India Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG Reliance postponed the announcement of their plans to overhaul India’s top football division, the I-League, for up to eight weeks, to a…

Brazilian media group Globo acquired multi-platform rights to the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups in a deal with Fifa, football’s world governing body.