Multi-Sport

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Sports media and data provider Sportradar has agreed an exclusive partnership with sports betting content producer SportsGrid to launch a free, 24-hour US sports-betting network

DAZN has appointed Bruno Rocha to lead its business in Brazil, which is set to become the OTT streaming service’s ninth market.
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The quest to purchase the former Fox regional sports networks has taken yet another twist with reports that Major League Baseball has teamed up with Liberty Media Group to buy the assets, which are worth…

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has said the organisation is working with the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) to launch a new OTT platform

US-based sports, data and technology company STATS is to merge with Perform in a deal which could help fund the global expansion of the DAZN OTT sports platform

The final wording of the European Union’s new Copyright Directive does not address the kind of piracy that is undermining the value of sports properties, industry body the Sports Rights Owners Coalition h…
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The Walt Disney Company has forecast that its OTT sports streaming service, ESPN+, will have between eight million and 12 million subscribers by the end of the 2024 fiscal year

7Sports, the sports business division of German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group, has increased its stake in the DOSB New Media division of the German Olympic Sports Confederation

Eleven Sports has appointed Guillaume Collard as managing director for Belgium and Luxembourg, a role formerly held by current chief operating officer Anouk Mertens

The International Olympic Committee has seen its Olympic Games rights fee fall in the Indian subcontinent, driven by the long consolidation in the country’s pay-television market.

The Dentsu agency got off to a good start in its 2020 and 2022 Olympics rights sales in Southeast Asia, striking a deal in Singapore that delivered a fee increase and avoided a repeat of the fraught negotiations for Rio 2016.

A consortium of major rights-holders is about to launch legal action in the Saudi courts against the beoutQ pirate broadcast operation, which the rights-holders believe is backed by the Saudi government., SportBusiness Media understands.

BeIN Media Group’s public statement on February 8 that it had dropped Formula One because of the rights-holder’s inaction over the threat posed by the Saudi beoutQ pirate service has caused widespread concern among rights-holders. But it may not be enough to push them into legal action against beoutQ.

The International Olympic Committee has furthered the reach of its Olympic Channel by agreeing a partnership with OTT streaming service Roku
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BeIN Sports' long-term future in the United States was put in doubt after the Federal Communications Commission dismissed the network's third carriage complaint against Comcast/Xfinity

Pay-television sports broadcaster ESPN Brasil has launched four of its channels on UOL Esporte Club, the sports content platform of internet portal UOL
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US Spanish-language television network Univision, owner of sports channel Univision Deportes Network, has struck a long-term carriage agreement with satellite operator Dish Network, ending a nine-month…

Spanish football league LaLiga has launched its multi-sport OTT platform LaLigaSportsTV, offering free coverage of Spanish sporting competitions ranging from badminton to weightlifting

Sports media agency Spring Media has recruited Petter Werner, formally of the EBU and Lagardère, to its sales and acquisitions team in Stockholm.

Telefónica-owned broadcaster Movistar TV has acquired exclusive pay-television rights in Peru to this year’s Pan American Games, which will be held in the country.

Singaporean media company Mediacorp has secured rights to the 2020 summer Olympic Games and 2022 winter Olympic Games, both of which will be held in Asia

OTT streaming service DAZN will carry advertising and sponsorship placements on its platform as part of an expansion of the remit of the DAZN Group’s media division, the company said today (Wednesday).

Mexico’s antitrust regulator, IFT, has ordered Disney to sell the Fox Sports channel in the country and its associated media rights within the next six months as a condition of its approval of the company’s $71…

The International Olympic Committee has furthered the reach of its Olympic Channel media platform by agreeing a partnership with Caribbean pay-television broadcaster SportsMax
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A number of US sports and entertainment bodies, trade associations and international broadcasters have made submissions to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) demanding the Kingdom…

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has named Veronica Diquattro as executive vice-president, revenue of its Italian division.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has overhauled its sports offering by relaunching its channel portfolio, with a channel dedicated to Serie A, the top division of domestic football, introduced for the first time.