Founder Von Cranach quits struggling fansite OneFootball

Lucas von Cranach, the founder and CEO of Germany-based football fan site and streamer OneFootball has resigned, some four months after the outfit announced a restructuring and swathe of redundancies. Von Cranach is to be replaced by Patrick Fischer, the company’s co-CEO and former chief business officer. OneFootball, whose shareholders include top international clubs Manchester […]

OneFootball soccer platform unveils big screen viewing option

Leading football media platform OneFootball has launched a connected TV app that will bring its library of video content to millions of TV screens for the first time. OneFootball TV will allow the platform’s +100 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) to access OneFootball’s full suite of video content from clubs, leagues and federations on their […]

Sports rights: LaLiga signs FTA deal with ITV; OneFootball bags Serie A for UK and Ireland

Regular season live club football has returned to ITV for the first time since 2015, with the broadcaster agreeing a rights deal to Spanish top-flight league LaLiga. The pubcaster has announced a sublicencing deal with Premier Sports to broadcast 10 matches for the next three seasons. ITV said that either FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or […]

OneFootball secures US$300 million to expand streaming and Web 3.0 businesses

Football media platform OneFootball has raised US$300 million in its Series D funding round as it looks to challenge the established status quo in German sports broadcasting. The company said that it would use the funds to support its future global growth and expansion into Web3. With investors including Liberty City Ventures, Animoca Brands, Quiet […]

Eleven Sports and OneFootball pick up rights to nine European Leagues

Eleven Sports and OneFootball have been awarded centralised international rights to nine different leagues from across Europe in what the broadcasters are describing as a ‘groundbreaking’ deal. In a first, The Association of European Professional Leagues worked with nine of its members to bundle their broadcast media rights outside their domestic markets. Those leagues include […]

OneFootball picks up Liga MX rights

OneFootball has agreed an international rights deal with Mexico’s Liga MX. The deal, brokered through rights agency Mediapro, will see the app stream live games and highlights to the top-flight league.  In particular, OneFootball will show between two and five live matches per matchday from the upcoming 2021/22 Liga MX season. The service will also […]

OneFootball names entertainment chief

Football media platform OneFootball has named Denise Parkinson in a newly created role of global entertainment director.  Reporting to OneFootball’s UK sales director and former Yahoo! director, Edward Desbois, Parkinson will be responsible for working closely with entertainment clients from the world of streaming, film, gaming and music to help them distribute their existing premium […]

OneFootball acquires Dugout

OneFootball, the football media platform, has acquired clubs-owned fan platform Dugout. Dugout said that the acquisition will bring Dugout’s global video expertise, network and distribution to OneFootball, uniting the businesses to create a comprehensive content offering including live OTT streaming, highlights, behind-the-scenes and archive video content, news, scores and statistics. OneFootball’s shareholders will now include […]

OneFootball bags Brazilian FTA Ligue 1 rights

Digital football media company OneFootball will broadcast France’s Ligue 1 for free in Brazil. Interest in Ligue 1 is high in Brazil, with national team superstar Neymar playing for league champions Paris Saint-Germain, along with compatriots Marquinhos and Lucas Paqueta. The FTA deal comes in partnership with BeIN Media Group and was facilitated by sports […]

Sports sublicensing: TVI and Sport TV in Portugal; DAZN and Onefootball in Germany

Sport TV, the Portuguese pay TV broadcaster, has signed a deal with TVI which will see 22 matches in the upcoming UEFA Euros 2020 available on free-to-air TV.  As a result of this deal, TVI will broadcast all Portugal matches, nine matches from the group stage, four of the eight round-of-16 matches, two quarter-finals, both […]