Media Rights

Coverage of the major deals surrounding sport media rights

Sky Deutschland strengthens NHL content

Sky Deutschland has acquired the German broadcasting rights for the National Hockey League (NHL) until 2025.  In the collaboration, Sky is to televise 300 live...

EuroLeague expands UK viewership in FreeSports deal

EuroLeague Basketball has announced a partnership that sees FreeSports as its official broadcasting channel for fans in the UK for 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague...

ICC targets emerging markets with new Australia streaming deal

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has entered an agreement with Cricket Australia to broadcast the Australian cricket schedule on its recently launched ICC.tv platform, focusing...

IndyCar Series releases 2022 schedule with ‘record number’ of races

The NTT IndyCar Series has released its 2022 schedule with a record number of 14 out of 17 races to be broadcast on NBC,...

United Rugby Championship launches streaming service for ‘accessible viewing’

RTÉ and United Rugby Championship (URC) have together released a streaming service that aims to give fans the opportunity to watch games live and...

DAZN CEO confirms interest in Premier League rights acquisition

Kevin Meyer, the CEO of international subscription streaming service DAZN, has reiterated his interest in acquiring media rights to the Premier League.  Speaking at the...

United Rugby Championship secures free-to-air Italian coverage

The United Rugby Championship (URC) will be broadcast free-to-air across Italy, as a result of an agreement signed with the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR)...

NHL nets further NENT coverage in Poland via partnership expansion

The National Hockey League (NHL) has signed a five-year media rights agreement  with Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) to broadcast its 1,400 live NHL...

Report: Intense bidding battle for US Premier League rights anticipated

A fierce bidding contest for the US media rights to the English Premier League is anticipated, with Comcast’s contract due to expire at the...

Channel 4 records peak 9.2 million viewers for Emma Raducanu final

The US Open final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez recorded a peak total audience of 9.2 million on Channel 4. Channel 4 conducted a...