Lattelecom secures World Ice Hockey rights

Latvian telco Lattelecom and national broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija have jointly secured the rights to broadcast the World Ice Hockey Championship for the next six years. The competition is the country’s most popular sporting event. Lattelecom will for the first time provide a dedicated hockey channel, offering 24/7 coverage in HD. The telco and Latvijas Televīzija […]

Mediaset denies wrongdoing as financial police probe football deal

Italy’s financial police have initiated an investigation into allegations that commercial broadcaster Mediaset colluded with Infront, the outfit that handles rights negotiations on behalf of Italy’s football league. Police last Friday raided the offices of Mediaset’s head of sports rights Giorgio Giovetti and Mediaset CEO Marco Giordani, in search of evidence for the claim that […]

IMG Media bids €3 billion for Serie A rights

Sports and fashion media business IMG Media has reportedly offered €3 billion to the Italian football league to secure the rights to advise and manage TV rights for the Serie A.  According to Italian press reports, IMG Media put in the offer for the three seasons from 2015 to 2018 and said it could extend […]