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ESPN+ acquires US Copa del Rey rights following RFEF agreement

ESPN has announced a new multi-year agreement with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) which has seen it acquire the exclusive US media rights to...

Operators back BGC stance on FA Cup broadcasting rights

GVC, bet365 Flutter, William Hill and Kindred have backed a Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) statement which supports offering the FA Cup broadcasting rights...

Eleven Sports extends Cage Warriors partnership

Eleven Sports is set to broadcast live coverage of Cage Warriors events in Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy until 2021 following the announcement of a...

FA set for rights review following bet365 FA Cup broadcasts

The broadcasting rights agreement between the Football Association (FA) and sports betting operators is set to be reviewed following the publishing of a report...

Eleven Sports secures Supercopa broadcasting rights

Eleven Sports has announced it has secured the exclusive Polish and Portuguese live broadcasting rights to the upcoming reformatted version of the Supercopa de España. The...

BeIN secures French broadcasting rights for Euro 2020

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Sports has announced it has acquired the French broadcasting rights to the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 international football championship. The deal, sees...

Chief executive states Bundesliga will increase free-to-air offering

Christian Seifert, chief executive of the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), has stated that the number of free-to-air German league football matches will increase as...

Benfica boost fan engagement with historic OTT launch

Eyeing deeper digital engagement, S.L. Benfica has become the first Portugese football club to launch its own OTT subscription platform, Benfica Play.  The streaming service,...

Sky Italia extends ATP Tour partnership

Sky Italia has announced a three-year extension to its ATP Tour rights deal, taking the partnership between both organisations until at least 2023. With the...

ESPN continues broadcasting deal with PFL

The upcoming Professional Fighters League (PFL) Championship, which takes place on New Year’s Eve, will be broadcast live and exclusively on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Taking...