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BBC Euro 2020 opener pulls in peak 6.9 million audience

A peak audience of almost seven million tuned in on the BBC to watch the opening match of the highly anticipated 2020 UEFA European...

Royal Ascot partners with HBA Media for media exposure

The 2021 Royal Ascot will receive the biggest media exposure in the UK racing festival’s history via a partnership with HBA Media, which will...

Six Nations returns to Sky Italia in latest rights deal

Sky Italia has agreed an official broadcast partnership with rugby union’s Six Nations Rugby, ‘subject to final contract’. The partnership will see Six Nations matches...

BeIN seals $600m UEFA club competitions MENA renewal

Pay-television network beIN Media Group has retained the rights to UEFA club competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, in the Middle East and North...

DAZN rebuffs Sky’s €500m Serie A content sharing bid

Digital sports subscription service and media business DAZN Group has rejected a €500 million bid from Sky Italia to ‘share’ the rights to the...

Sky Deutschland retains Premier League rights in three-year renewal

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has renewed the rights to the English Premier League in Germany and Austria until 2025. The new deal, which runs from...

NBC unveils plans for 7,000 hours of Tokyo coverage

NBC has announced plans to broadcast over 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games across its various platforms. Of the 7,000 total...

CVC in ‘advanced’ talks over $600m ATP and WTA merger

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is in negotiations over a $600 million deal to combine the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s...

BT Sport retains Ligue 1 UK and Irish broadcast rights

BT Sport has extended its agreement to serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the French Ligue 1 in the UK and Ireland until 2024. The...

Ligue 1 to reduce clubs from 2023/24 with broadcast strategy still...

The French Ligue 1 will reduce the number of teams competing in the country’s top division from 20 to 18 clubs from the 2023/24...