Multi-Sport

The advertising arm of UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has been appointed to exclusively sell advertising and sponsorship for the BT Sport subscription channels, replacing free-to-air broadcaster Channel…

UK pay-television broadcasters BT Sport and Sky are reportedly poised to resume charging commercial customers, but at a reduced rate, amid the restart of competitions after Covid 19-related lockdown

The cost of a subscription to ESPN's direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ is rising by $1 per month to $5.99 beginning in August, according to The Verge, citing internal documents

Mediapro, the Spanish production group and media-rights agency, is close to securing a €55m ($61.7m) credit facility, plus a similar contribution from its shareholders, it has been reported.

Simon Denyer is leaving his role as chief executive of DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, SportBusiness Media understands, amid an executive restructure that increases…

Spain-based broadcast production and rights agency Mediapro has announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence video platform, AIProclips, developed in collaboration with computing giant IBM

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has increased its Viaplay subscriber targets for the year following on from a surge in interest due to the resumption of sporting events suspended due to the Covid-19…

Automated sports video production company Pixellot has announced the completion of a new $16m (€14.3

Chinese technology giant Tencent has announced the purchase of Malaysian online streaming service Iflix’s “content, technology, and resources” as it seeks to enhance its presence in Southeast Asia. T

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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.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Australia

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FuboTV has reached a multiyear distribution deal with Disney Media Networks that will place a wide range of channels on the US sports-focused streaming service

DOSB New Media, the media arm of the German Olympic Sports Confederation, has agreed an extension to its streaming sub-license deal with the SportA agency for a swathe of German sports content

Saudi Arabian sports bodies have written to a number of international federations to stress their commitment to protecting intellectual property rights following last week’s ruling by the World Trade O…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed an expanded, long-term extension to its carriage deal with international media group Discovery covering the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria

Chinese tech giant Tencent is said to have approached Baidu to buy a stake in its Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi

Pan-Nordic broadcaster Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has raised SEK800m (€76m/$85.4m) by issuing three- and five-year bonds to more than 15 Nordic investors.

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that Saudi Arabia actively promoted and supported pirate broadcaster beoutQ in contravention of the country's obligations under international law to protect…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group is to cut over 100 jobs as the disruption and ensuing financial impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take effect

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has praised the sentencing of five individuals found guilty of running an operation pirating the content of sports broadcasters as an “important step forward” in …

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has signed a new long-term carriage deal with Vodafone, through which the Sport1+ and eSports1 channels will continue to be available on the telco’s GigaTV platform.

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union, has recruited Alexis Vapaille, broadcasting rights manager at the International Paralympic Committee, as sports project manager, summer…

DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, has launched direct carrier billing in Germany and Switzerland through agreements with telecoms operators Telefónica and Swisscom.

Wanda Sports Group, the owner of the Infront agency, among other interests in sport, suffered a 26-per-cent year-on-year revenue drop in the first quarter of 2020 as its Spectator Sports and Mass Participation…

Scott Young, who heads up Sky Sports’ Formula 1 channels, is to leave the UK pay-television broadcaster to join Discovery-owned Eurosport later this year in the position of senior vice-president, production a…

Kieran Holden, head of sport at Irish broadcaster Virgin Media Television, has left his position

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has announced its recent appointment of Walt Disney Company executive Amar Melwani to the newly-created role of vice-president of distribution partnerships and …

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has extended its distribution deal with Swedish internet service provider Bahnhof, adding its premium sports channels for the first time

Research by video software provider Synamedia has found that 51 per cent of sports fans watch pirated sports streaming services at least once a month, despite 89 per cent of consumers having a subscription…

The BBC, the UK public-broadcaster, has named Tim Davie, chief executive of its BBC Studios commercial subsidiary, as the successor to director general Tony Hall

Eleven Sports is looking to recruit a new managing director to head up its operations in Taiwan with incumbent Simone Kang set to leave the Aser Ventures-owned international sports broadcaster in July,…

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has said it will undertake a reorganisation project that is expected to lead to the loss of around 20 jobs

DAZN Group, the global sports subscription service and media company, is in “final stage” negotiations to sell its Goal.com football website to US-based private equity firm TPG Capital, it has emerged.

Telco Telia's customers in Norway do not currently have access to commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2's channels following on from the pair failing to agree a renewal on their distribution agreement…

UK pay-television broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport have said they will resume charging subscribers this month, as live sport begins to return to their schedules