Media Rights

Coverage of the major deals surrounding sport media rights

EFL granted £117.5m MetLife loan for Championship clubs

The English Football League (EFL) has announced it has secured a £117.5 million financial support package, provided by asset management firm MetLife Investment Management,...

Eleven targets North American expansion with Team Whistle acquisition

Multinational sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has purchased Aser Ventures’ sister company, Team Whistle, eyeing expansion in the North American region. The agreement, which is expected...

Betfred Super League season ushers in record-breaking start

The 2021 Betfred Super League got off to a record-breaking start at the weekend, posting the highest viewership for a regular season match in...

DAZN explores terrestrial broadcast ‘backup’ after ruling out Sky sublicense

DAZN is in the process of looking into a ‘backup solution’ for digital terrestrial coverage of the Serie A, after clubs raised concerns about...

All Blacks players threaten to put brakes on Silver Lake private...

Over half a dozen of New Zealand’s national rugby players have moved to reject private equity firm Silver Lake’s planned investment in New Zealand...

SBC Leaders: Lessons to be learned from sports rights-holders for gambling...

Leveraging sports clubs and leagues’ fanbases can boost betting brands’ customer appeal, according to Oddspedia CEO, Jan Möller. In the second edition of SBC Leaders...

DAZN locks down major domestic rights agreement

Digital sports streaming service DAZN has landed the bulk of the domestic broadcast rights to the Serie A for the 2021 to 2024 cycle,...

OneFootball announces capture of new OTT Streaming and Media Rights VP

OneFootball has recruited Nikolaus von Doetinchem as the football media company’s Vice-President of OTT Streaming and Media Rights. Sportfive’s President of Media will make the switch to...

RMG posts record Cheltenham streaming figures for 2021 Festival

The 2021 Cheltenham Festival generated a record volume of streams for a British horse racing event, according to statistics cited by the Racecourse Media...

Facebook teams with LiveXLive for PPV sports offering

Live streaming and on-demand video service LiveXLive Media is set to host a series of pay-per-view (PPV) sports-themed shows on Facebook’s new paid online...