Sports rights

BBC secures World Athletics Championships coverage

BBC is to air the World Athletics Championships across its linear, radio and digital platforms from August 19. The UK pubcaster will air coverage of every event from the championships taking placing in Budapest later this month. TV hosts Gabby Logan and Jeanette Kwakye will present the sporting event that wraps up on August 27. […]

Telekom Srbija Group renews SPI/FilmBox distribution

Serbia’s largest internet and cable provider Telekom Srbija Group has announced an extended distribution deal with Canal+-owned SPI/FilmBox. The extension will see mts TV, Supernova, and m:SAT TV subscribers in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to have access to thirteen SPI channels including FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Stars, FilmBox Extra and FilmBox Arthouse, Dizi, […]

beIN secures ‘landmark’ rights deal with the AFC

beIN Media Group has agreed a ‘landmark’ long-term deal in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region with the Asian Football Confederation. The deal will cover the next three AFC cycles until 2023. beIN will have exclusive rights to  AFC competitions in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, […]

BT Sport retains Heineken Champions Cup rights

BT Sport has retained the rights to the Heineken Champions Cup through to 2024. The broadcaster will televise every match from Europe’s premier club rugby competition, along with select games from the EPCR Challenge Cup. It is an extension of a deal that was first signed in 2015. The upcoming season will feature teams from […]

Polish Ekstraklasa secures record domestic rights deal with Canal+

The Polish Ekstraklasa has agreed a record domestic rights deal with Canal+ Poland. The four-year deal is worth a total of PLN1.3 billion (€270 million), or PLN325 million (€67.53 million) per season. It was approved unanimously by the league’s clubs at a general meeting on October 3.  The deal will see Canal+ broadcast all Ekstraklasa […]

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 […]

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