Discovery renews French Open international rights deal

Discovery has announced a five-year rights deal for the French Open. Covering 2022-26, the multi-platform deal between Discovery and the Fédération Française de Tennis covers more than 50 territories outside of France. Eurosport has broadcast the French Open since 1989. In addition to Eurosport, Discovery will lean on its new streaming service discovery+, starting from […]

BT TV adds Eurosport

BT has expanded its sports offering with the addition of Discovery-operated Eurosport. The channel will be made available to subscribers of the Big Sport and VIP packages, with on demand also being made available from the BT Player and BT TV app. BT said that the price of the packages will remain the same at […]

Discovery picks up Giro d’Italia cycling rights

Discovery has secured the exclusive global rights to cycling’s Giro d’Italia. The long-term deal with RCS Sport via IMG will see Discovery continue to exclusively show the Italian event until at least 2025, and follows the announcement that Eurosport will screen a wide range of UCI events in 2021. The rights deal covers the entire […]

Australian Open a grand slam for Eurosport

Eurosport has seen “significant growth” in viewership thanks to the ongoing Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament. Eurosport said that linear viewership was up by double digits in its top 11 markets, with Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 registering a 41% and 28% increase respectively. Poland saw the greatest uplift of 276% thanks to the […]

Eurosport to tee-off extended PGA Tour coverage in 2021

Discovery has picked up rights to the PGA Tour in more than 30 territories for Eurosport. The broadcaster will bring 43 weeks of live golf coverage to viewers in countries including Greece and Czech Republic, while continuing to hold the rights in Denmark, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Russia. Discovery said that rights to the competition […]

Eurosport to rethink rights acquisition with discovery+ launch

The international launch of Discovery’s streaming service discovery+ will cause the company to rethink its sport content acquisitions for Eurosport. The service initially rolled out in the UK last month, and will expand into more than 25 key markets including the Nordics, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain in 2021. European customers will have access to […]

Eurosport channels to launch on DAZN in renewed deal with Discovery

Sports streamer DAZN has announced an extended partnership with Discovery to add the Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD channels in five countries. The new deal will see the channels will be available to DAZN customers live and on-demand in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland – with this marking the first time that […]

Vodafone España first up with Eurosport Player.

Vodafone España has become the first Spanish service provider to integrate Discovery’s Eurosport Player streamer in its TV offering. The move will enable Vodafone TV customers to watch Eurosport’s coverage of the US Open and Roland Garros tennis, the major European cycling races – the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuela a España, the […]

Wantaway Eurosport signs Bundesliga sublicensing deal with DAZN

Discovery will once again sub-licence its domestic rights to more than 40 German Bundesliga matches to DAZN for the 2020/21 season ahead of the sports streamer starting its own deal with the league the following year.  Discovery-owned Eurosport initially wanted to exercise a ‘special termination’ clause in its contract that would allow it to get […]