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US college football ratings dip by 27% to 16 year low

Viewership figures for the fixture between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes American college football teams marks a 16 year low. ESPN’s coverage...

Canal+ calls for fresh Ligue 1 rights auction following Mediapro fall...

French pay TV firm Canal+ has handed back its media rights to the country’s Ligue 1 division, and has called for a fresh bidding...

NFL wild card weekend breaks Nickelodeon viewing records

The National Football League (NFL) wild card clash between New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears on Nickelodeon became the most watched broadcast on the...

Lamborghini fuels engagement with bespoke Motorsport.tv channel

Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the motorsport department of the carmaker, has joined Motorsport.tv, launching its own bespoke channel on Motorsport Network’s over-the-top (OTT) digital platform. The...

NBC Sports and Atlantic 10 extend basketball media rights deal

Broadcaster NBC Sports has renewed its multi-year agreement with the Atlantic 10 (A-10) collegiate conference to provide coverage of men’s and women’s basketball. Under the terms...

Extreme E set to air on Sky Sports

Sky Sports has announced that it will provide coverage of the all-electronic racing series Extreme E, which is also due to be aired on...

China Mobile grows La Liga presence with media rights deal

Telecommunications company China Mobile has agreed a non-exclusive media rights deal with La Liga which runs until 2022/23. Under the terms of the contract, China...

Deadline set for Irish UEFA broadcasting rights bids

The sales process for the Irish broadcasting rights to all UEFA club competitions for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons has begun. Competitions up for grabs...

Denise Parkinson joins OneFootball as Global Entertainment Director

Digital sports media firm OneFootball has announced that Denise Parkinson will fill its newly created position of Global Entertainment Director. Parkinson’s new role will see...

FIFA completes broadcast cycle for 2026 World Cup

FIFA has distributed the media rights to the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the Nordic territories, establishing partnerships with a handful of public and...