Multi-Sport

Media company Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has reached an agreement with Norwegian telco Telenor Group to combine the former’s Viasat Consumer satellite pay-television operations with the latter’s Can…

SIS, a provider of end-to-end products and services to the betting and broadcast industries, has appointed Ian Baynes as its new commercial director to further drive the company’s international expansion s…

Endeavor, the US-based sports and entertainment group whose assets include the IMG agency and UFC, has formally ended its planned initial public offering, but could yet decide to return to a trading of…

The French government today moved to help public-service broadcaster France Télévisions better compete for sports rights as its Council of State recommended the reintroduction of advertising during live s…

French media group Vivendi has filed a preliminary injunction in Italy against broadcaster Mediaset’s plans to merge its Italian and Spanish businesses.

The Discovery-owned international sports broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a content and advertising deal with social media platform Twitter that will allow the publishing of real-time highlights from …

The IMG agency has named Stephen Cook, previously head of football at BT Sport, the UK pay-TV broadcaster, as director of content based at IMG Studios at Stockley Park, near London’s Heathrow Airport.

Flemish-language public broadcaster VRT has agreed a sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for exclusive, free-to-air rights in the Flanders region of Belgium to the 2022-2024 Olympic Games cycle,…

The Spanish pay-television market recorded steady growth in subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest figures released by competition regulator the CNMC

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: UK, France may drive global Champions League revenue downturn FOOTBALL: Bundesliga agrees big fee rise in US with ESPN, but takes exposure gamble

Paul Rehrig, general manager, Eurosport Digital, talks about Discovery’s deal with Twitter for coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

The deal struck this week between US media group Discovery and social media platform Twitter for coverage of the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo is expected to be the first of many such clip and highlights deals, as Discovery looks for additional ways to monetise its substantial investment in the rights in Europe.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa set to agree record deal with Deutsche Telekom for Euro 2024 FOOTBALL: LaLiga shifts to fee plus revenue share in Premier Sports UK, Ireland deals

Former head of BT commercial sports rights, Steve Norris, has moved to production company, Gravity Media Group

A Madrid court has suspended a decision by shareholders of the Spanish arm of Italian broadcaster Mediaset to merge the two entities in a move that French media group Vivendi has claimed as a win

Spring Media, the Stockholm-based agency, has strengthened its commercial team with the appointments of Slaven Paunovic, formerly of the MP & Silva and The Sportsman Media Group agencies, and Carly O’Hara, c…

Yousef Al-Obaidly, chief executive of beIN Media Group, today (Tuesday) increased the pressure on the sports industry regarding the threat posed by pirate broadcasting service beoutQ and piracy in general,…

Betgenius, the sportsbooks supplier arm of sports data and technology company Genius Sports, has launched a live streaming service giving operators access to new content from sports competitions

Embattled South African public-service broadcaster the SABC is today (Monday) set to receive around two-thirds of a ZAR3.2bn (€192.4m/$211.4

After a 10-day impasse, Fox and Dish Network ended their carriage dispute at the weekend which had prevented millions of the satellite provider's subscribers from watching Thursday Night Football as well …

Christian Hindennach has been named as the new chief commercial officer of German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland, replacing the recently-departed Marcello Maggioni

Carlos Maluf has been announced as the new chief executive of sports broadcaster ESPN Brasil. The appointment was made by the broadcaster’s parent company Disney.

The Belgian operation of pay-TV broadcaster Eleven Sports has, for the first time, reported positive earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda), after launching in the country…

OTT streaming service DAZN has unseated Major League Baseball as the producer of the world’s top revenue-generating sports app, according to a new report.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has responded to competitive pressures in the market with another sharp temporary fee reduction for new subscribers to its digital services

UK telco BT has appointed Andy Haworth as managing director of Sports Rights and Commercial. Haworth will manage BT’s sports rights portfolio and its commercial business in the newly-created role.

Digital sports media company DAZN Group has named Stewart Walker as its executive vice-president of global rights partnerships

Media measurement and analytics firm Comscore, widely used by sports leagues and media entities over the past 15 years to measure their digital reach, has settled fraud charges with the US Securities &…

German telco Deutsche Telekom is reportedly facing problems in selling its stake in its Romanian subsidiary, Telekom Romania, as rival telco RCS & RDS look to navigate around any  anti-competitive issues.

French-language public broadcaster RTBF has agreed a sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for exclusive, free-to-air rights in Belgium to the 2020-2024 Olympic Games cycle in the French-speaking…

Live coverage of the inaugural World Urban Games is to be shown across Europe by Eurosport, the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster

US media group Discovery has struck a deal with Amazon to bring Eurosport Player, the OTT platform of its international sports broadcaster, to the technology company’s Fire TV, Fire tablets and Echo S…

Indonesian media group MNC has acquired rights to the next two editions of multi-sport event the Southeast Asian Games

The Olympic Channel, the International Olympic Committee’s OTT platform, has said it will soon provide a new language offering in Hindi and has now grown its social media community to more than nine m…

The Olympic Channel, the International Olympic Committee's OTT platform, will provide more than 17 hours of coverage from the 2019 African Games, the multi-sport event underway in Rabat, Morocco

Discussions on a joint-venture between Chinese conglomerate Alibaba's streaming platform Youku Sports and Suning's own streaming platform PPTV have broken down, according to media reports

Chinese telcos ZTE and China Mobile have joined forces for the country’s 2nd National Youth Games to deliver what they claim is China’s first 5G sporting event.