Multi-Sport

Željko Karajica, a leading figure in the German sports media-rights industry, is to leave ProSiebenSat.1, the commercial broadcasting group, amid a restructure of its sports unit 7Sports.

H.I.G. Europe, an arm of the international private equity and asset management firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Lagardère Sports agency.

US telco AT&T's plans to sell its four regional sports networks as part of a wider plan to slash the company’s debts is faltering, according to the New York Post.

Whisper Group has secured investment from Sony Pictures Television, a move that involves the UK-based production company’s exit from the free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund in pursuit of …

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus posted another decline in subscriber numbers in France in 2019, although the rate of decrease slowed, according to parent company Vivendi’s year-end results.

International media group Discovery has finalised a new multi-year carriage deal with telecoms operator Telenor across the Nordic region, adding the distribution of the Dplay streaming offering into the…

US audio streaming subscription service Spotify will be paying $250m (€229m) for the Ringer, the multimedia sports and pop culture content hub created by Bill Simmons, according to figures reported by B…

French pay-television broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports have announced the formal completion of their exclusive distribution and Ligue 1 sub-licensing deal

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has reported a 78-per-cent fall in half-year profit but has hailed a growth in subscriptions to its streaming services amid its sports-focused media-rights and…

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Nent’s colossal Premier League deal shakes up Nordic market CYCLING: Tour, Vuelta deals good for EBU and Discovery but ASO incentive uncertain F

Indian online sports media platform FanCode is launching a subscription video product this year, built on content not currently covered by Indian broadcasters.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa continues to grow club competition income in Austria & Switzerland HANDBALL: EHF Champions League rescheduling hits rights round in France

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

Subscription broadcaster Setanta Sports is planning to launch a second channel in Ukraine, having gone live with its service in the country just over six months ago

The NBC Olympics division of US media company NBCUniversal will partner with mobile-first video news outlet NowThis to produce content focused on United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the lead-up …

CBS Sports has announced a strategic partnership with bookmaker William Hill, which will become the official sports book and wagering data provider across all CBS Sports platforms in the United States.

BeIN Sports has added its live sports streaming channel, beIN Sports Xtra, to the Samsung TV Plus service

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has sublicensed selected free-to-air and radio rights to the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games from international media group Discovery

US digital media group VOS has agreed a deal with sports data and technology company Stats Perform to aid the launch of applications providing a “customisable sporting experience” to consumers in Latin Ame…

Disney is launching its Disney Plus OTT service in India on March 29, to coincide with the start of the Indian Premier League cricket season

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has hired Major League Baseball’s James Johnson to the role of vice-president, Americas business development within its Live division.

ESPN+, ESPN’s direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, now has 7.6 million paid subscribers, Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed in a quarterly earnings call. That is a huge climb from 3.5

Pluto TV, the free, ad-supported streaming service owned by US media group ViacomCBS, will launch in Latin America next month

Croatian IPTV platform Iskon.tv has struck a new carriage deal with Arena Sport after electing to drop fellow pay-television broadcaster Sportklub. Arena Sport’s channels are now available to Iskon.t

French media group Vivendi has said it will appeal a ruling from a Milan court rejecting its requests to suspend the resolutions adopted by Mediaset over its MediaForEurope (MFE) project

The international pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has appointed former Sky Sports commercial director, Richard Verow, to head up its global sports acquisitions and distribution business

ITI Neovision, operator of the Polish pay-television platform Canal Plus, has said it is exploring an initial public offering for the stakes in the company held by minority shareholders, Polish broadcaster…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has extended the remit of Stephen van Rooyen, its head of UK operations, to encompass its German and Italian operations

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has completed its purchase of OTT entertainment platform Lightbox from telco Spark. Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own OTT service Neon

Digital terrestrial channel FreeSports is now available as an ad-funded streaming service in the UK, the company said today (Thursday)

LaLiga, the governing body for the top-two divisions of Spanish football, has agreed a deal with tech firm Samsung to carry the LaLigaSportsTV OTT platform

The executive vice-president of Digiturk, beIN Sports’ Turkish subsidiary, has urged greater action against piracy after revealing the pay-television broadcaster is losing nearly TRY500m ($84m) per year a…

Eurosport Germany is to broadcast daily live coverage from the German House at the 2020 Olympic Games after reaching an agreement with Deutsche Sport Marketing, the commercial of the German Olympic Sports…

Media group Discovery has secured an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court restraining Lex Sportel Vision from using "DSport", the brand name of their formerly jointly-operated sports pay-television…

Calls for the UK government to add golf’s Open Championship, the Ashes cricket series and the final of football’s Uefa Champions League to the so-called ‘crown jewels’ list of sporting events have reporte…

UK Olympic and Paralympic sports bodies have created a company to collectively manage their media rights, with the intention of exploiting them on an OTT platform developed in partnership with a media…

Mexican commercial broadcaster TV Azteca and pay-television operator Televisa have announced that they will provide coverage of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.