Multi-sport

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has appointed long-serving Vodafone executive, Andrea Duilio, as its new chief executive

H.I.G. Capital, the international private equity and asset management firm, has become the sole owner of the Sportfive agency, acquiring the 24.9-per-cent stake it did not already own

Fledgling UK-based direct-to-consumer video platform Recast is close to striking deals with subscription broadcasters to help them monetise not only short highlights, but also live content

Dutch telco Ziggo has acquired broadcast rights to French football’s Ligue 1 and extended rights to various other sports properties in a response to the market entry by the media company Nordic Entertainment (…

Fininvest, the holding company of the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has returned to having the absolute majority of voting rights in Italy-based commercial broadcaster Mediaset…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has confirmed its chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, and other officials have been the subject of “malicious hacks and threats”.

Setanta Sports Eurasia and Georgian pay-television broadcaster Adjarasport are to launch a new OTT platform across 13 Eastern European and Asian countries

The impact of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the International Olympic Committee’s finances has been laid bare in its latest financial statements, with the organisation declaring revenues o…

Companies to create combined set of enhanced digital experiences

LaLigaSportsTV, the OTT streaming platform of LaLiga, organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has agreed a carriage deal with telco Vodafone’s pay-television arm.

The Discovery media group has further widened coverage of the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic Games across digital media platforms in Europe by agreeing a new content and advertising deal with video-streaming…

Tributes have been paid to Mike Ingram, one of the key figures behind digital sports rights agency Inform Group, who has died suddenly

Ross Hair, the experienced international broadcast executive, has joined IMG as senior vice-president, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at the IMG Media division

SportsMax, the pay-television broadcaster in the Caribbean, has appointed chief financial officer Nick Matthews as its new chief executive, replacing the long-serving Oliver McIntosh

New Zealand-based remote production start up Spalk has announced that it has completed a $3m (€2.5m) Series A investment round, led by its long-time backer The Greg Norman Company. 

Huya has moved to formally terminate a merger agreement with fellow live streaming service DouYu after China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) vetoed the proposed deal, citing concern o…
USA

The Walt Disney Co. has announced it will raise the monthly subscription fee for sports streaming service ESPN+ by $1 to $6.99 (€5.89) from August 13.