Sports rights

RTVE picks up Copa del Rey

Spanish pubcaster RTVE has picked up rights to football’s Copa del Rey, with the competition’s rights valuation skyrocketing.   RTVE’s three-year deal will run from 2022-25, with the broadcaster airing 15 games per season from the country’s premiere knockout football contest. This includes the semi-finals and final.  The second Copa del Rey package for the […]

Sky Sports renews F1 rights deal

Sky Sports has announced an extended rights partnership with Formula 1. The broadcaster will serve as the F1’s exclusive rights holder in the UK until 2029, and until 2027 in Germany and Italy. This extends a partnership first established in 2012 when Sky Sports first acquired the F1 rights.  As part of this deal, Formula […]

LaLiga agrees Snapchat deal

 Top-flight Spanish football league LaLiga has announced a new global partnership with Snapchat. The deal, targeted towards Snapchat’s largely teenage userbase, will see LaLiga offer a dedicated weekly programme LaLiga Show Time. This will present a range of highlights, archive footage and behind-the-scenes content.  The LaLiga Snap Star account will post regular content on a […]

‘Tainted’ LIV Golf will reportedly pay Fox to broadcast its events in the US

Controversial Golf tour LIV Golf is reportedly close to securing a rights deal in the US. The Saudi-funded tournament has all but been shunned by the mainstream sportscasting world due to a combination of loyalty to the PGA Tour and repeated accusations of sportswashing. Last week it was reported that Apple and Amazon had turned […]

Sky Sports renews NBA deal

Sky Sports has announced a renewed rights deal to broadcast the NBA. The broadcaster’s coverage will include a UK primetime evening match-up every Saturday and Sunday as part of a wider deal that will include 135 Regular Season games, the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City (February 17-19), NBA 360 multiplex, the NBA […]

WSC to provide automated highlights for British Basketball League 

The British Basketball League (BBL) has announced a three-year partnership with automated AI-based video company WSC Sports. WSC, which  works with over 250 sports leagues and broadcast partners including DAZN and La Liga, will use its automated AI highlights creation system to allow the BBL to deliver content across all of its platforms, clubs, players […]

Sky Sports increases Scottish football focus with new deal

Sky Sports has announced a renewed deal with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) that will see it broadcast more matches from the league than ever. The new deal, which runs through to 2029, will also include exclusive coverage of live fixtures from the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL). Sky Sports will become an official […]

DAZN acquires Eleven Group

London-based sports streamer DAZN has announced a deal to buy rival sports broadcaster Eleven Group. Reports of acquisition talks first emerged in July, with a deal confirmed on Tuesday.  DAZN said that the deal would significantly bolster its rights portfolio while expanding its footprint and improving its social media business. Eleven is currently the primary […]

Record audience tunes in for Women’s Super League season opener

Liverpool’s shock 2-1 season-opening victory over champions Chelsea attracted a record TV audience for a FA Women’s Super League match for Sky Sports. Sky, which is in the second year of its landmark rights deal for the league, said that a peak of 420,000 viewers watched the newly promoted Liverpool overcome a one goal deficit […]

DAZN picks up WSL rights 

Sports streamer DAZN has agreed a major multi-territory rights deal with the FA Women’s Super League. The streamer will broadcast English football’s top women’s league across its key markets including Spain, Japan, and Italy in a two season deal. DAZN also said that the deal will cover Albania, Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece & Cyprus, Hungary, Malta, […]

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