French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has brought forward plans to launch a digital channel dedicated to the Olympic Games.

A recent French court ruling that regional satellite provider Arabsat is a signal carrier for pirate broadcaster beoutQ also stated that claimant, Qatar-based beIN Media, failed to show evidence of “clear a…

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has formally sealed a three-year extension to its partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

A French court has ruled that regional satellite provider Arabsat distributes Saudi-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ on its satellites, something that Arabsat had denied

The UK’s Labour party has said it will look to revise the current ‘crown jewels’ legislation governing sporting events reserved for broadcast on free-to-air television by adding more women’s sport and the…

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan pay-television broadcaster, has built on its partnership with the International Olympic Committee by agreeing a content deal with the latter's OTT platform, the Olympic Channel

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group has filed for a US initial public offering of its sports unit, which includes the Infront agency

French's Canal Plus Group has agreed a deal to buy pay-television distributor M7, which would establish the company in seven new European countries, potentially providing a basis for its broadcasting business…

South Korean pay-television broadcaster JTBC may be close to a deal with the International Olympic Committee about broadcast rights, potentially including a momentous 2032 Olympics jointly hosted by North…

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Peter Hutton talks about Facebook Watch's recent performance, partnership agreements, and the ‘experimental’ purpose of its traditional rights deals.

Social media giant Facebook’s challenges around its Copa Libertadores coverage in Latin America have convinced it that non-exclusive rights models form “one of the best ways” of breaking into markets where entrenched viewing habits restrict the potential for exclusive rights to grow engagement with the platform.

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Chinese conglomerates Alibaba and Suning are planning a joint venture that would create the market’s most powerful sports business, according to industry news website Lanxiong Sports.

Danish public-service broadcaster DR has acquired rights to a host of properties this summer, including the Fifa Women’s World Cup, the European Games multi-sport event and the Uefa U-21 European Championship.

Italian DTT sports broadcaster Sportitalia has expanded its OTT partnership with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar in a deal that will see the broadcaster launch four new HD channels…

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the European Games multi-sport event and non-Germany matches at football’s Uefa U21 European Championship.

To deal with the twin threats of changing consumer behaviour and piracy, sports media needs to take more combined action and create more unique content

The Olympic Channel, an OTT platform operated by the International Olympic Committee, has added a further five international sports federations as content partners

Streaming service FloSports has signed a four-year deal with the US-based Colonial Athletic Association for live and on-demand rights to the college conference’s roster of 22 sports, including its American f…

OTT platform DAZN has signed a carriage agreement in Spain with Chinese telco Huawei

FanDuel Group, the US sports betting operator, has become the first in the country to agree a deal for betting streaming rights

Twitter has extended content partnerships with MLS and the NFL as part of a series of announcements at a presentation to advertising executives in New York

US technology company Amazon is reportedly in talks to join Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to acquire the former Fox regional sports networks being sold off by the Walt Disney Company.

Mediapro's Canadian business has boosted its production capability with the acquisition of Canadian media services company Tri-Lite TV

Telco Verizon has partnered with Google to resell YouTube TV subscriptions, which include all the major US sports channels and many regional sports networks

Singapore-based Melanesia Media Group has been named as host broadcaster of this year’s edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which will take place in the Samoan capital of Apia.