Multi-Sport

Sportall, the new OTT streaming platform in France, has appointed François Pesenti, the former head of French subscription broadcaster RMC Sport, as an independent board member.

IMG has re-committed to Sport 24, its in-flight and in-ship channel business, in a long-term extension to its agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic,…

The value of global sports media rights took a significant hit in 2020 as the impact of Covid-19 becomes apparent, the latest SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report has found

Online retail giant Amazon secured almost half of all new UK subscriptions to streaming services in the final quarter of last year, according to new data. The UK witnessed almost 1

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ posted a net deficit of €7.2m ($8.7m) for 2019, according to its recently released annual report. The broadcaster’s deficit for the previous year stood at €13m. RTÉ’s

NBC Sports has announced that it will begin to integrate PointsBet odds into gameplay of its free-to-play sports gaming app NBC Sports Predictor

Former ESPN colleagues John Skipper and Dan Le Batard have officially formed a new content company called Meadowlark Media.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has said it has received no “official communication” from Saudi Arabia, amid some reports that the beIN Sports channels have returned to the air in the country.

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…

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Three big deals by telco China Mobile have raised cautious hopes for competition in the Chinese rights market after a dreadful 2020.

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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.

Leading darts and snooker events will continue to enjoy exposure on free-to-air broadcaster ITV in a new agreement

The former head of Disney in Asia, Uday Shankar, is forming a new venture with James Murdoch to invest in technology and media opportunities in India and other Asian markets

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 …

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has hired Hilary Perchard as chief customer, marketing and revenue officer, replacing Kieren Cooney, who has taken up a role at TPG Telecom, the Australian telecoms…

Eleven, the Aser Ventures-owned subscription broadcaster, has restructured and expanded its leadership roles, incorporating a number of members who joined the business after its acquisition of streaming…

The Welsh arm of UK production company Whisper has strengthened its presence in the country by acquiring broadcast production firm Lens 360

Sports-focused streaming service fuboTV has announced plans to acquire sports betting start-up company Vigtory and expects to launch a sportsbook before the end of the year.

Bosnian telecoms operator HT Eronet has extended its carriage agreement with Arena Sport, the pay-television broadcaster in the Balkan region

Italian television executive Antonio Marano has been named as the new commercial director of the Milan-Cortina Foundation 2026, the organising committee for the Italian Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

Media industry research firm Media Partners Asia is predicting steady growth in the Asia-Pacific online subscription video-on-demand sector with China set to dominate market share

Univision, the US Spanish-language broadcaster, has announced a major shake-up of its executive leadership team, headlined by Pierluigi Gazzolo being appointed to the newly-created role of president o…

British consumers can no longer access live sport via their pay-television subscriptions while abroad in European Union member states, as EU Portability Regulations no longer apply to UK providers after…

Pierre Lelong, the long-serving sports acquisitions director at France-based pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus, has died

Shay Segev, chief executive of international sports betting and gaming group Entain, has been recruited by DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, as its co-chief executive

Popular American sports talk radio personality Dan Le Batard is teaming up with former ESPN colleague John Skipper to create a new media company, according to multiple reports

Eleven Sports, the Aser Ventures-owned subscription broadcaster, has named Giovanni Zurleni as the new managing director for its Italian arm

Belarusian telecoms operator Beltelecom has added Basketball World and Match! Planet, two Russian sports channels, to its channel line-up on Zala, its terrestrial television and IPTV service

The Infront agency has won a high-profile piece of new business after acquiring the European broadcast rights to the Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

Jeremy Darroch is stepping down as group chief executive of pay-television broadcaster Sky and will be replaced by Dana Strong from Comcast Cable, a division of Sky’s parent company.

Saudi Arabia has agreed to end its three-and-a-half year blockade of Qatar, raising hopes for positive knock-on effects within the sports industry including an end to a disruption of the business of pay-television…

International subscription broadcaster Eleven has named Michael Sun, chairman and chief executive of SlamBall Asia, as its new managing director in Taiwan

Sky New Zealand has warned that the ongoing review of its sale of sports production subsidiary Outside Broadcast (OSB) could cause an interruption to its live domestic sports broadcasts due to the need…

ViacomCBS has announced an extended distribution agreement with Disney’s Hulu + Live TV, which keeps cable channel CBS Sports Network on the live television streaming service.

International pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has named Rashed Al-Marri as executive vice-president of sports content at Digiturk, its Turkish pay-television broadcaster