Covid-19

Len Blavatnik, the Ukraine-born billionaire who owns DAZN, is looking for investors to help shore up the sports streaming service's finances during the Covid-19 downturn, according to the Financial Times
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News-based channel CNN International will provide global coverage of this Sunday’s charity golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, which will be shown in the US by Turner Sports.

Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF is in negotiations to secure live free-to-air rights to the Austrian Bundesliga when the competition resumes after the shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
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ESPN Deportes will broadcast some games in Costa Rica's top-flight Liga FPD, which has become the first professional soccer league in the Americas to resume action amid the global Covid-19 pandemic

Pent-up appetite for sports viewing is expected to be released in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving rights-holders an opportunity to attract significant new audiences.

The International Swimming League is working on two fronts to increase exposure and engagement levels ahead of its second season. It is in renewal talks with many of the broadcasters who covered the league’s inaugural season, while pushing ahead with the development of its own direct-to-consumer OTT platform.

European Athletics has become the latest sports organisation to delve into its archive to deliver content during the Covid-19 shutdown

Pay-television broadcaster Sky, OTT operator DAZN, and the IMG agency have not paid their instalments due for Serie A’s 2019-20 domestic media rights, it has been reported.

UK broadcasters BT Sport and the BBC have turned to broadcasting esports content in a further sign of the sports rights market’s adaptation to the absence of traditional live sport during the current C…

Korean football's K League and its media rights distribution partner Sportradar have agreed deals in 17 international markets ahead of the league's 2020 season restart today

Korean football's K League will stream the first match of its restarted 2020 season this Friday for free to a global audience on YouTube and Twitter

The Tour de Suisse cycling race may be held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But it is not certain that the Infront agency, which distributes the media rights to the physical event, will have the rights to the e-cycling equivalent.

Covid-19 has made an ambitious, sport-focused business turnaround at Sky New Zealand an even tougher task.

Cricket Australia is facing crunch talks with media rights partners who are tackling financial crises, according to reports in Australian media

Korea's K League has agreed media rights deals in 10 overseas markets, with potentially more to come, as it prepares to become one of the few football leagues in the world to resume play next month