Sports rights


KHL goes global with Portable.TV streaming deal

Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has announced a rights deal to take the league global with Portable.TV. Via a deal facilitated by SPORTFIVE, Portable.TV will broadcast all 640 of the league’s matches in the US, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The streaming app will also present exclusive highlights of every match. Portable.TV is an OTT streaming […]

France Télévisions bags FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 rights

FIBA has agreed a rights deal with France Télévisions that will see the broadcaster carry national team games through to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on free-to-air television. The deal will kick off with the match between France and Montenegro on Friday, November 26 and include the World Cup from the Philippines, Japan and […]

Rugby Super League goes FTA in UK with Channel 4

Channel 4 has acquired the rights to the Rugby Super League. The two-year deal will see the competition broadcast on free-to-air television for the first time in its 26 year history.  Starting with the 2022 season, kicking off in February, Channel 4 will broadcast ten live matches each season. The remaining rights are held by […]

English Premier League bags £2 billion NBC Sports deal

The English Premier League has agreed a record six-year broadcast deal in the US with NBC Sports. The deal, according to The Athletic, is worth more than £2 billion, more than double what the Comcast-owned broadcaster paid for the previous rights cycle. It will see NBC Sports broadcast all 380 matches from the EPL, across […]

NHL goes free-to-air in Germany with ProSieben MAXX deal

The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed a free-to-air broadcast partnership in Germany with ProSieben Sat.1.  The deal will see one NHL game broadcast live every week this season on the media company’s ProSieben MAXX channel. In total, ProSieben MAXX will show up to 18 games from the season starting February 27 through the Stanley […]

AMCNI secures comprehensive rights deal with UEFA in Slovakia

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI – CNE) has agreed a deal with UEFA to exclusively broadcast matches from the Slovakian national football team. Sport1 and Sport2 have acquired exclusive live rights to 30 Slovak national football team matches between 2022-2028. The package will include the qualifying matches of the UEFA EURO […]

EPL on verge of record overseas broadcast rights deal

The English Premier League is reportedly close to a US$2 billion broadcast rights deal in the US. According to the Financial Times, the league is set to receive what would be a record international broadcast rights deal. Current rights holder NBCUniversal is facing competition from major players ViacomCBS and Disney-owned ESPN, with second-round bids due […]

SKY Sports renews LaLiga deal for Mexico and Central America

Spanish football League LaLiga has renewed its broadcast rights deal in Mexico and Central America with SKY Sports. The deal will run for eight seasons from the 2024-25 season onwards, and see SKY Sports be the exclusive broadcaster of LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank in the region. The league said that the deal represents a […]

Women’s Super League picked up by ViacomCBS for Paramount+

ViacomCBS has picked up the US broadcast rights to the FA Women’s Super League. The deal will see CBS Sports act as the exclusive US English-language rights holder of what is arguably Europe’s top women’s football league. The multi-year deal will see matches broadcast across the CBS Sports Network and streaming service Paramount+ during the […]

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