Covid-19

Pete Bevacqua, newly promoted to chairman of NBC Sports, said he believes that sports ratings on American television will return to more normal patterns following the impending conclusion of the country’s p…

The Premier League has said a “broadcast solution” will be announced in due course amid multiple reports its controversial pay-per-view model introduced last month will be scrapped.

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has reacted to delays in its next media-rights payment from Mediapro, the agency and production group, by looking to put in place a bank loan so that clubs c…

The UK government is urging the English Premier League to ensure all matches are televised during the 2020-21 season so long as fans remain unable to attend

Format changes implemented to the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) include elements that the organising body is looking to introduce during the next commercial…

Ecuadorian cable television operators CNT TV, Claro TV and TV Cable have ceased broadcasting the Ecuadorian Serie A, the top tier of domestic club football, amid a dispute with the rights-holder, pay-television…

Virgin Media has suspended the supply of its sports channels to fellow Irish telco Eir over a payment dispute, leaving the latter’s customers without access to Uefa Champions League football coverage.

World Wrestling Entertainment, facing increased investor pressure amid falling TV ratings, blamed its ongoing viewership challenges on the lack of in-person audiences for its events

The National Women's Soccer League broke its domestic television ratings record for the second time in a month over the weekend, when the NWSL Challenge Cup final drew an average audience of 653,000 viewers…

China’s sports media-rights market is in the throes of a major correction, with the OTT platforms that have driven growth in the last five years seeking to renegotiate a string of deals.

The Russian Premier League has secured a strong fee from pay-television platform i-Cable for its media rights in Hong Kong.

Australia’s top domestic federations have accepted significant short-term rights-fee cuts in renegotiated deals with domestic broadcasters, prioritising income security in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown.

The slew of media-rights deals agreed for the Korean K League ahead of its recent restart did not generate large revenues for international distributor Sportradar. But the league hopes to capitalise, in the years to come, on the boost to its profile, as one of the first competitions to restart after Covid-19-related shutdowns.

Fox Sports has revealed it will utilize virtual fans during its Major League Baseball broadcasts in the widespread absence of spectators at games during the rescheduled season

The Football Association of Thailand has written to the country's clubs to ask whether they want to play the remaining games of the 2020 season, and warned that they face a drop in funding due to sponsorship…

Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF will turn to remote production where possible for its coverage from next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo as it continues its cost cutting plan in the wake of the C…

CBS said it is "thrilled" with the quality and excitement of the National Women's Soccer League Challenge Cup and the reception of fans to network's coverage of the event

The 20 clubs from Italian football’s top-tier Serie A have decided against withholding the signal from Sky Italia, the pay-television broadcaster and rights-holder, over an ongoing row over the payment o…

Fox Sports has announced that its broadcast coverage of the MLS Is Back Tournament in Orlando, Florida, will feature artificial crowd noise

The Premier Lacrosse League has secured four games of the upcoming PLL Championship Series on the main NBC network, as well as 10 games on cable network NBCSN

The Covid-19 pandemic and the need to operate Formula 1 races behind closed doors have sped up the motorsport’s transition to remote television production according to F1's head of commercial partnerships, Z…

The Blitz agency, domestic broadcast rights-holder of the Pakistan Super League, has taken legal action against the Pakistan Cricket Board over rights payments for the suspended 2020 season of the Twenty20…

Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster Ten has posted a A$226.6m (€140m/$157.8m) loss, warning that the Covid-19 pandemic could have a “material” impact on its financial position. T

The Canadian-arm of production and rights agency Mediapro has announced that it will produce every game of the 2020 Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series tournament

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

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.

A pandemic-fueled schedule conflict between the United States Golf Association and the National Football League has helped fuel a broad-based switch of the USGA’s domestic media rights from Fox Sports t…

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has been handed an injunction against world football’s governing body Fifa to withhold a $90m (€79.7m) broadcast rights payment.

The IMG agency and Lega Serie A, the organising body of the top division of Italian club football, have reached an agreement over the remaining payments for international rights to Italian football’s t…

US sports broadcaster ESPN has added to its live programming during Covid-19 by agreeing a rights deal with New Zealand’s National Basketball League.

DAZN, the OTT streaming operator, has reached an agreement with Lega Serie A over the structure of its remaining payments this season for domestic broadcast rights to Italian football’s top flight, SportBusiness u…

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has today (Monday) confirmed an agreement with the Rugby Football League over Super League clubs’ television revenues for the 2020 season, which remains suspended due t…

The French Professional League (LFP) has voted to maintain a 20-team top division during the 2020-21 season, citing the impact on the calendar and broadcast rights contracts among its reasons for doing…

A number of Sri Lanka’s national team cricketers will return to action next week in the 12-day-long PDC T10 league tournament.

Pay-television operator Foxtel declined to extend its rights deal with Australian rules football league the AFL due to long-running concerns over a clause in the contract concerning free-to-air exposure,…

The Scottish Professional Football League is in the process of finalising a rights fee compensation agreement with BT Sport for matches that the UK pay-television broadcaster was not able to show after…

Belgian telecoms operators Proximus and Telenet are looking at the initiation of arbitration proceedings against the Pro League, the country’s professional football league, over the repayment of a slice o…