Sports rights

IPL will not conclude in India, BCCI president confirms

With speculation mounting over the suspended IPL cricket season, the president of the Board of Control for India (BCCI) has given the biggest indication yet that the tournament could be relocated. The IPL was suspended last week amid as India struggles to contain the latest surge of Covid-19 infections. Official statistics from the country say […]

ECB reportedly makes play to host IPL in England

The suspended IPL season could be restarted in England if ambitious plans from a group of counties are successful. According to a report from the PA, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made contact with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over continuing the indefinitely suspended tournament.  The 2021 IPL […]

Olympics in further doubt as Japan mulls lockdown extensions

Fresh doubt has been cast over the upcoming Tokyo Olympics as the Japanese government reportedly considers extending its state of emergency. While Japan was one of the strongest responders to the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent wave of infections led the government to announce a state of emergency on April 25 across a number of prefectures […]

Serie A delays secondary rights award following Sky appeal

Serie A has delayed its decision on the award of a secondary rights package of live domestic rights. The main package was awarded to DAZN in a deal branded as ‘historic’ in March, but Sky quickly moved to appeal against the decision on the grounds that the league had disproportionately allocated the rights to a […]

Mediapro to create ‘home of Chinese football’ with Super League deal

Mediapro has agreed a deal with the Chinese Football Association to “commercialise” the international media rights to the Chinese Super League, China League One and League Two. The three-year deal covers 2021-23, and has an option to extend for a further two years.  In an effort to grow exposure of the CSL overseas, Mediapro has […]

HBO Max to expand into live sports with NHL

Live sports will come to HBO Max for the first time, WarnerMedia has confirmed.  Despite WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar last month saying that sports would not come to the streamer, a seven-year media rights agreement between the NHL and Turner Sports will see HBO Max branch out into live sports. The deal predominantly will be […]

Rugby Super League renews Sky Sports deal, promises FTA matches

Rugby’s Super League has extended its broadcast rights deal with Sky Sports for a further two seasons. The renewal will see the pair’s partnership reach 28 years, with Sky to broadcast the competition in the UK and Republic of Ireland until the end of the 2023 season.  Sky Sports will broadcast 66 live Betfred Super […]

NENT Group and Bundesliga agree longest media rights agreement in either organisation’s history 

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has announced a ‘historic’ rights deal with the German Bundesliga through to 2029. The rights extension covers nine markets – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland – and will see the broadcaster show more than 300 live Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches every season including the German […]

EPL looks to save rights value by skipping domestic tender

The English Premier League is reportedly looking to scrap its upcoming domestic rights tender and will instead opt to roll over its existing broadcast deals in the UK. According to a report from The Telegraph, the league has opened talks with existing rights holders – Sky, BT Sport and Amazon – and the UK government […]

Australia wins 2027 Netball World Cup hosting rights

Australia has been awarded the 17th Netball World Cup to take place in 2027.  The International Netball Federation (INF) announced the decision in a statement put out on Monday morning. The body said that the primary tournament venue will be the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, in the Sydney Olympic Park. This will be the […]

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