Sport TV

Portuguese government to centralise football rights

The Portuguese government will centralise the media rights of the country’s top flight football competition, the Primeira Liga.  Portugal’s secretary of state for youth and sports, João Paulo Rebelo, confirmed that the government is preparing legislation that will see the country move away from its current model in which clubs market their rights individually. Currently, […]

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 […]

Meo to take stake in Sport TV following Vodafone deal

Following the deal between Vodafone Portugal, Nos and Olivedesportos earlier this week, Portugal Telecom/Meo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take a stake in sports channel Sport TV as well. Portugal Telecom/Meo said any definitive agreement would be subject to a process of due diligence. It did not give details of the size of […]

Vodafone takes stake in sport channel following reciprocity deal

Vodafone Portugal has taken a stake in sports channel Sport TV following the recent series of agreements in the country covering reciprocity of sports rights between its major pay TV operators. Sport TV, previously owned by pay TV operator Nos and Portuguese businessman Joaquin Oliveira via his Olivedesportos vehicle, is the current home of coverage […]

Nos claims world first with VR broadcast of FC Porto vs Benfica

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos has teamed up with Samsung and Sport TV to broadcast a football match in virtual reality. Viewers equipped with Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headsets were able to watch the match between FC Porto and Benfica at the Estádio do Dragão yesterday in the format. Nos claimed a […]

Sport TV secures handball rights

AMC Networks International-Central Europe-owned Sport TV has secured exclusive rights to Velux EHF Champions League handball and the women’s EHF Champions League beginning with the 2015-16 season in Hungary. The deal between EHF Marketing, the marketing arm of the European Handball Federation, and AMC Networks International-Central Europe will make Hungarian TV channels Sport1 and Sport2 […]

Sport TV says it will challenge competition ruling

Portuguese sports broadcaster Sport TV has said it will challenge the decision by the country’s competition regulator to fine it €3.7 million for abuse of its dominant position. The competition authority, the AdC, found that Zon Multimédia-backed Sport TV had abused its market position after receiving a complaint from cable operator Cabovisão in 2009 over […]