Minor Sports

French media company Groupe AB has acquired rights to the Drone Racing League, with the competition set to host its first event in France in June.


Professional Bull Riders has launched a new OTT digital streaming service that will offer content from the US series, along with wider western sports action.

Indian pay-television broadcaster DSport has acquired rights to the Poker Sports League, granting the sport television exposure in the country for the first time.

Punjabi broadcaster PTC has acquired rights to the third season of the World Kabaddi League.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports and German sports broadcaster Sport1 have acquired rights to the Drone Champions League (DCL).


The CBS Sports division of US network CBS has agreed a two-year rights deal with mass participation event organiser CrossFit.

The International Orienteering Federation has said its 2017 World Orienteering Championships will receive live coverage in host nation Estonia, as well as the sport’s key markets of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland, as the event continues to increase its broadcast reach.

Tough Mudder has expanded its rights deal with the CBS Sports division of US network CBS in an agreement that grants further exposure to the active lifestyle and endurance events company’s events.

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG has stepped up its commitment to floorball in the country by agreeing a new rights deal with the Swiss Unihockey body.

Active lifestyle and endurance events company Tough Mudder has continued its expansion drive by agreeing a content partnership with ESPN Media Distribution, the rights agency division of the global sports broadcaster, along with breaking into the New Zealand market for the first time.

Middle Eastern pay-television operator OSN has agreed a rights partnership with the Drone Racing League.

Active lifestyle and endurance events company Tough Mudder has agreed a video content partnership with UK pay-television broadcaster Sky.

Organisers of the World Chess Championship have filed lawsuits against three websites over potential piracy of the sport’s showpiece event, which gets underway later this week.

Pay-television broadcaster Star India has entered into a partnership with US virtual reality company Voke to deliver VR sport coverage to the Indian market for the first time.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport is in talks to show drone racing, according to chief executive Peter Hutton.

Pay-television sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in the Americas for the Drone Racing League, while German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has invested in the league as part of a coverage agreement in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has today (Wednesday) announced that it has invested $1m (€890,000) in the US-based Drone Racing League.

World Chess by Agon, the commercial rights holder to the World Chess Championship, has agreed a partnership with live video services provider Livestream to broadcast November’s showpiece live in virtual reality.