MP & Silva

CNN appoints EMEA content sales lead

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has appointed Roland Nikolaou as senior director, content sales and licensing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Nikolaou joins from sports agency MP & Silva where he was group executive director, responsible for driving global commercial strategies including media and brand partnerships. In his new role he will be […]

MP & Silva names new CEO

MP & Silva, which owns, manages and distributes sports rights globally, has appointed sports industry veteran Jochen Lösch as its new CEO. Lösch has almost 20 years sports industry experience, most recently as president of international business at Traffic Sports Marketing. Previously he worked as  Sportfive’s vice-president of TV rights, before which he was managing […]

beIN takes control of Asia channels

Sports channel operator beIN Media has taken full control of its channels in Asia. The channels group has bought out its former joint venture partner, giving it full ownership of the beIN Sports services in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The nets launched in the region in 2013 and were previously run as […]

Setanta Sports Eurasia extends Serie A football rights

Setanta Sports Eurasia has extended its deal to broadcast football from Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 and secured rights to Scotland’s SPFL and Belgium’s Pro-League. The new three year deal, which was agreed with sports marketing agency MP & Silva, starts from the beginning of the 2015/2016 season and applies to Armenia, Azerbaijan, […]

Discovery takes controlling stake in Eurosport France

Discovery has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in Eurosport France, further consolidating its grip on the pan-European sports broadcaster.   The French channel, which had hitherto been 80% owned by Eurosport’s former owner TF1 Group, is now 100% controlled by Eurosport Group, in which Discovery has a 51% stake. Discovery has thus effectively […]

Al Jazeera secures MENA English Premier League deal

Al Jazeera Sport has secured rights to English Premier League football in the Middle East and North Africa for the next three years, starting from next month. Al Jazeera has struck a deal with sports rights outfit MP & Silva, which secured the rights to distribute Premier League games in the region in January, for […]

LFP awards Ligue 1 European distribution rights

Media company MP & Silva has been appointed as the European distributer for Ligue 1 rights by French football league operator the LFP. The deal covers the 2012/13 and 2014/15 seasons and follows the LFP’s decision to award Al Jazeera Sports international media rights for France’s top league for six seasons until 2018. “The turnover […]