Eurosport


Eurosport becomes official Tokyo 2020 Olympics broadcaster in France

Eurosport is reinforcing its position as ‘Home of the Olympics in Europe’ by becoming an Official Broadcaster of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in France. This expands Eurosport’s Olympic footprint to 50 markets and territories for the upcoming Games. Already Home of the Olympics throughout Europe for Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and […]

Eurosport acquires Davis Cup rights

Discovery-owned Eurosport has signed a two-year TV and digital rights deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to air the Davis Cup in six European markets on its linear and digital platforms. The deal covers the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Subscribers in those countries will have access to the new-look tournament on […]

Eurosport extends ATP tennis rights with new deals

Eurosport has secured exclusive ATP Tour rights in a series of new multi-year deals covering the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The agreements, which start in Romania and Hungary in 2020 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2021, include 41 ATP Tour events in each of the four markets. Eurosport will screen ATP […]

Canal+ reportedly selling Olympics rights to Discovery

Canal+ is selling its broadcast rights to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to Discovery for transmission on Eurosport, according to French sports daily L’Équipe. According to the sports paper, Canal+-owner Vivendi has decided to sell its pay TV rights to the competition to avoid paying expensive production costs and creating additional channels to air the […]

Eurosport adds WTA right to Russian portfolio

Discovery-owned Eurosport has added the exclusive rights for WTA tennis tournaments to its tennis portfolio in Russia. The new agreement comes into effect from January 2020 and will see Eurosport cover every major WTA event for the next four years, with up to 47 tournaments worldwide and more than 800 matches produced for broadcast each […]

DAZN to offer Eurosport channels in distribution pact with Discovery

Sports streaming service DAZN has teamed up with Discovery on a wide-ranging distribution pact that will see two Eurosport channels made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD will be made available in the four markets under the deal, which is the latest expansion play for the four-year-old London-headquartered […]

Discovery hires AMC Networks digital chief to head up Eurosport D2C unit

Discovery has named AMC Networks executive Paul Rehrig as general manager of Eurosport Digital, the sports broadcaster’s direct-to-consumer business unit. Rehrig served for nearly eight years as EVP of digital and business development at AMC Networks, where he was responsible for growing revenue from the group’s global digital partnerships and building the company’s direct-to-consumer subscription […]

Eurosport Romania extends Premier League deal

Eurosport in Romania has extended its partnership with the English Premier League for another three seasons, starting 2019-2020. Eurosport will hold exclusive TV and digital rights to England’s top-tier competition until 2022 in Romania, with fans able to watch live matches on Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Viewers will also be able to access Premier League […]

Eurosport celebrates 30 years with new brand IT and Spotify initiative

Discovery-owned sports channel Eurosport has launched a new brand identity to mark its 30th anniversary. The brand identity is designed to mark the spirit and sports stars of 1989 across Eurosport linear, digital and social platforms in the form of idents, pre-title sequences and promos. Eurosport has also commissioned several 1989-inspired short-format series, to air […]

Discovery’s Zaslav: skinny bundles and D2C to fuel growth

Skinny bundles and direct-to-home distribution will fuel Discovery’s growth as traditional big pay TV bundles continue to decline in attractiveness, according to president and CEO David Zaslav. Speaking on an analyst call as Discovery posted its third quarter numbers, Zaslav said that international subscriptions to its content were growing by 2% to 3%, compared with […]

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