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W Series, the all-female motorsport competition, is prioritising exposure over revenue in its media-rights strategy for the series’ inaugural year, it has told SportBusiness Media, although it would be difficult for the series to adopt any other approach, according to industry experts.

The value of FIM Speedway World Championship rights in the UK held up in a new three-year deal, from 2019 to 2021, despite incumbent rights-holder BT Sport facing no serious competition.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of motorsport.

OTT streaming service DAZN’s acquisition of rights to World Rally Championship, MotoGP and IndyCar in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is part of its plan to avoid customer churn and bolster content in the summer months when its football coverage breaks.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of motorsport.

The Formula One motor-racing series has expanded its global partnership with social media platform Snapchat

Spanish competition regulator the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y La Competencia (CNMC) has threatened Spanish telco Telefónica with sanctions over alleged overcharging for access to rights for the 2…
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Data provider and media company Sportradar has renewed its partnership with US stock-car racing series Nascar

Formula One’s commercial managing director Sean Bratches has told the Daily Mail newspaper that the motor racing series’ decline in free-to-air coverage across the globe concerns owners Liberty Media.

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Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will recoup almost a quarter of its investment on the first two years of its deal for Formula One motor racing championship rights in a ‘cash plus content’ sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has brought back the Formula One motor racing championship to its platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a one-year absence that caused a customer…

Formula One rights in Greece will remain with incumbent rights-holders ERT and Cosmote in the next cycle, after a brief period of negotiation with local rights-broker, the Asset Ogilvy advertising agency

The World Rally Championship turned down bigger offers for its rights in Finland in order to agree a deal with public-service broadcaster YLE that will allow it to hold on to content for its OTT platform,…

Interview with Manel Arroyo, managing director at Dorna Sports, and Pilar Gancedo, director of media sales at Dorna Sports, about MotoGP's new deal with DAZN in Spain

Formula One last week finalised a complex deal with Dutch telco Ziggo that could increase the value of the motor racing series by over 230 per cent from 2019

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has had its grip on MotoGP rights across Europe weakened in recent times, despite its renewal of rights in the Netherlands.

Pay-television platform Sky Italia and Perform Group’s OTT service DAZN will probably both be happy with the outcome of an intense period of rights negotiations in Italy.

MTV3 will pay about 20 per cent more for Formula One media rights in Finland in a renewed deal, TV Sports Markets understands.

Formula One has told TV Sports Markets its OTT subscription platform, F1 TV, will not have short-term subscriber targets as it looks to build a durable digital presence.

Saran Media has renewed its Formula One rights in Turkey for the next three years, from 2018 to 2020, in a deal thought to have remained roughly flat on the previous cycle

Interview with Frank Arthofer, Formula One’s director of digital, licensing and new business, about the forthcoming launch of F1 TV Pro and F1 TV Access, the championship’s own OTT services.

Telco BT will pay an increase of about 140 per cent to keep hold of exclusive MotoGP media rights in the UK and Ireland.

Pay-television operator Sky Italia believes its acquisition of exclusive rights to motor racing’s Formula One world championship can expand its subscriber base, which has been stuck at 4.7m to 4.8m for more than five years.

The value of Formula One media rights in Germany will fall from 2018 onward following a flat renewal with RTL and the decision to not sell pay-television rights.