The desire for flexibility around its yet-to-launch OTT service drove Formula One Management to agree a new deal with sports broadcaster ESPN in the US last month.
Financial problems at its free-to-air partner Ten led Formula One Management to strike a new deal in Australia, handing much more exclusivity to pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports.
The organisers of the ADAC GT Masters German motor-racing series have secured an increase of at least 40 per cent in a new domestic rights deal with Sport1.
Formula One Management has increased its media-rights income from France following last week’s free-to-air deal with commercial broadcaster TF1.
Dorna Sports has prevented a decline in the value of MotoGP rights in Greece, renewing its deal earlier this month with Cosmote for about the same fee.
Eleven Sports Network has paid a marginal increase to renew Formula One rights in Poland in a deal with the MP & Silva agency.
NC Plus has renewed its rights to the three most important speedway properties in Poland – the Speedway World Cup, Speedway Grand Prix and the Polish Ekstraliga – but will share the Ekstraliga with Eleven Sports Network from 2019.
In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Motorsport, looking at both motor racing and motor cycling, with an in-depth look at the Formula One Championship.
Motorsport’s Formula E secured its first rights fee from the UK market in a deal agreed earlier this month with commercial broadcaster Channel 5.
African telco Econet Wireless has completed a deal for World Rally Championship media rights in sub-Saharan Africa, further expanding its motorsport portfolio.
Hungarian broadcaster TV2 has made aggressive moves into the sports-rights market in recent weeks, acquiring English Premier League, National Hockey League and MotoGP rights.