Adding Eurosport’s content to a bundle of Discovery channels is the key to helping Discovery Communications build market share for its new subscription streaming platform discovery+ in an increasingly competitive OTT landscape, according to Andrew Georgiou, the president of Eurosport’s global sports rights and sports marketing solutions.
Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that it will create a rights-acquisition and content platform under its Saudi Sports Company division had long been expected. What took some industry observers by surprise was the country’s apparent scaling back of its ambitions and the ostensibly softer tone used when outlining its acquisitions strategy.
A new direct-to-customer video platform has been unveiled that claims it can transform the sports broadcasting landscape, with its backers revealing that talks have already been held with several “high-profile” rig…
The Portuguese government is readying legislation which will see the centralisation of broadcast rights to its top-tier football league, the secretary of state for youth and sports João Paulo Rebelo has …
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FOOTBALL: Broadcaster power struggles help drive up the value of LaLiga in sub-Saharan Africa
CRICKET: Sri Lanka Cricket finally sells rights, but income depends on shifting calendar
Fox Sports Asia is in a challenging series of carriage negotiations in its key markets, with pay-television platforms trying to use the pan-regional broadcaster’s eroded sports portfolio to drive down fees.
The Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia’s (CNMC) decision to extend telco Telefónica’s content-sharing requirement until at least 2023 will limit the extent of the telco’s Spanish market dominance. But many of its rivals are still calling for a comprehensive review into the telco’s position.
Sports rights-holders are increasingly gloomy about their prospects of maintaining rights-fee values in the Middle East and North Africa after recent developments in the rancorous three-year dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Indonesian OTT platform Mola TV is scaling back its investment in sports content after concluding it is not delivering value for money. The move is a blow to rights-holders selling into Indonesia as the well-resourced Mola has recently been the source of considerable rights-fee inflation.
Australia’s top domestic federations have accepted significant short-term rights-fee cuts in renegotiated deals with domestic broadcasters, prioritising income security in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown.
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