Multi-Sport

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has indicated that leading women's sports events and the Paralympic Games are likely to be added when it updates the list of sporting events that must…

The International Olympic Committee will look to find an “equitable solution” with rights-holding broadcasters over payment schedules for rights to the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, according to Timo Lum…

Mediaset has received a portion of a €15m ($16.4

Veteran media executive Jason Kilar has been named chief executive of US entertainment giant WarnerMedia

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has today (Thursday) unveiled plans to provide an array of content to compensate for the lack of sporting action it would have televised due to Covid-19

French sports leagues and federations will be hoping that a proposed tax relief system will soften the financial blow on broadcasters suffering from the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and incentivise…

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has launched mtribes, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology that will allow media outlets running a multi-platform digital or OTT service to identify…

Radio Sport, New Zealand's only dedicated sports radio station, has been shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic

DAZN, the global sports subscription service, has begun to inform sports rights-holders that it will not make its next rights fee payments for any content that has yet to be delivered, SportBusiness understands

Inside this issue: CRICKET: Star snatches Cricket South Africa rights in India from Sony MOTORSPORT: Formula One closes North American rights cycle with Canadian fee rise

Speaking at the FANXP conference in Barcelona in February, leading executives from disruptive companies came together to speak about ‘the fan of the future’, and how DAZN, Eleven and Twitter are pushing the boundaries and meeting fan demand.

Sky Italia’s victory this month in its challenge to the restrictions placed on its rights acquisitions by the country’s antitrust authority was comprehensive but not definitive.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Bundesliga moves on from past Nordic problems with Nent fee boost CRICKET: Disney’s pivot to India-focused Hotstar strategy opened door to Sky-IPL reunion in the UK B

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has negotiated agreements with rights-holders to allow its member broadcasters to air archive…

The YES Network, the regional sports network majority controlled by Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, live tweeted commentary of classic Yankees games, the latest effort to create new programming a…

A study published today (Monday) by the French broadcast and internet piracy regulators has found a markedly low appetite among the public to subscribe to a sports streaming platform

Sports data and content company Sportradar has launched a new AI-driven product that will seek to simulate professional sports matches for the betting market amid the global competition lockdown due to…

Matchroom Sport’s Barry Hearn is continuing to look at ways to stage live sports events behind closed doors despite the UK being in a state of ‘lockdown’ due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. H

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo is facing up to the prospect of having to renegotiate advertising deals worth a reported R$580m (€103.6m/$113.7

Gerrit Meier, the global managing director of Red Bull Media House, the media and content arm of the energy drinks brand, is to leave the company, according to reports in Austria

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has made moves to retain subscribers during the sporting season’s enforced shutdown by providing subscribers with a wider range of entertainment content in the w…

US-based media group Discovery has borrowed $500m (€456.9m) under its credit facility as it seeks to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) is to launch Viaplay in Iceland on April 1, meaning its OTT streaming service will be available in all five Nordic countries

Atrium Sports, the automated video and data sports production company, has recruited Robert Blaszczak as its commercial operations director

Slovakian public-service broadcaster RTVS has delayed the launch of its sports channel on a reluctance to enter into further financial commitments during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak

Barcelona-based rights and production group Mediapro has filed for a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) which the business has said will affect as many as 1,200 of its employees

Fox Sports Italia is set to cease its web operations at the end of the month, almost two years after its television operation shut down in Italy

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has made two additions to its commercial team, appointing World Wrestling Entertainment’s Adam Bigwood and former Perform executive Adam Bowley.

The coronavirus outbreak will result in a 35-per-cent drop in sports media industry revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by research firm Media Partners Asia

Facebook is in talks to acquire a 10-per-cent stake in Indian mobile telco Reliance Jio, according to the Financial Times

Brazilian pay-television broadcaster ESPN has ceased all live programming amid the Covid-19 pandemic, stating the wellbeing of its employees is behind the decision

Mediaset, the Italy-based commercial broadcaster, has increased its stake in ProSiebenSat.1, a German commercial broadcaster, to 19.35 per cent after acquiring a further 4

US sports-focused streaming service and channel aggregator fuboTV is to merge with FaceBank Group, a celebrity and sports-focused virtual entertainment company

BandSports, the pay-television channel operated by Brazilian media group Bandeirantes, is now being provided via the internet amid a broader opening up of broadcast services in the country due to Covid-19

French-pay television broadcaster Canal Plus has been forced to backtrack on its initiative to allow its premium channels to be broadcast free of charge to customers of French telecoms operators until…

The Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has announced further measures to protect itself against the impact of Covid-19, including that it will not be paying any rights fees for postponed properties until…