Featured Story

NBC Sports Group Acquires U.S. Rights To Rugby World Cup In Seven-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 23 / 17

NBC Sports Group said that it "acquired the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Rugby World Cup," according to Jon Lafayette of BROADCASTING CABLE. The seven-year agreement with World Rugby "includes media rights on all platforms and in all languages" to the Rugby World Cup in '19 and '23, the Women&...

Read More

Tags: Media, North America

More Stories

08/15/16
Sky TV's Interim Injunction Bid Fails

Sky TV "lost its bid for an interim injunction against Fairfax Media regarding the use of its Olympic Games footage," according to Cowlishaw & Dennett of STUFF. Sky TV sought the judgment arguing Fairfax, publisher of Stuff, was "effectively stealing" its material under the guise of fair use. La ...

Tags: Media, New Zealand

08/15/16
Lineker Hosts Show In Underwear

Gary Lineker kept his promise and "introduced the opening Match of the Day of the new season in his underpants," according to the BBC. Former England captain Lineker, 55, pledged to "do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies" if his former club, Leicester City, won the Premier League. Linek ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

08/15/16
Media Notes

Modern Times Group channel Viasat 1 has been sub-licensed to exclusively broadcast the '16-17 season of the EPL on free-to-air TV in Ghana . The broadcaster will show live matches each Saturday. Viasat 1 will also air a highlights program on Mondays at 4pm ( RAPID TV NEWS, 8/11 ). A new ...

Tags: Media

08/12/16
Perform, Axel Springer Reach Deal

U.K-based media company Perform Group "has agreed to a partnership with German media corp. Axel Springer for the use of Bundesliga highlight clips," according to Ingo Rentz of HORIZONT. Axel Springer will sublicense Perform's online highlight rights from '17-21. In return, Perform, which launched it ...

Tags: Media, Europe

08/12/16
BBC Launching Thursday EPL Program

The BBC will launch a new midweek program for the Premier League season, with Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp "set to take part in an in-depth interview on the first edition," according to Amitai Winehouse of the London DAILY MAIL. Titled "The Premier League Show," the magazine-format program wi ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

08/12/16
BBC NI Extends Deal With Irish FA

BBC Sport Northern Ireland will continue its coverage of local football after signing a new four-year deal with the Irish FA. BBC Northern Ireland will continue to broadcast Irish Premiership games from '16-17 through '19-20. BBC Sport Northern Ireland will bring fans weekly action and news from the ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

08/12/16
Media Notes

German telecom Deutsche Telekom "won 41,000 new customers for its domestic IPTV platform Entertain in Q2 2016, increasing the total subscriber number to 2.78 million." The growth "has been slower than in previous quarters." Telekom "hopes for a boost with its new ice hockey channel" on which the ...

Tags: Media

08/11/16
EFL To Give Clubs Early Notice

The English Football League on Wednesday outlined the '16-17 season's approach to TV fixture scheduling. In a joint commitment with broadcast partner Sky Sports, the recently rebranded EFL has vowed to ensure all of its clubs are given at least five weeks' notice ahead of any matches selected for li ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

08/11/16
Gary Neville Secures $390,000 Pay Rise

Gary Neville secured a £300,000 ($390,300) pay rise on his return to Sky "despite the damage done to his credibility as a pundit by his nightmare season with Valencia and England," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Neville is understood to be earning £1.5M ($1.9M) a yea ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

08/11/16
Perform Group Launching DAZN

U.K.-based media company Perform Group "has launched its OTT live sports portal DAZN" (Da Zone) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, according to Jörn Krieger of BROADBAND TV NEWS. For €9.99 ($11.16) per month, internet users can watch live games of the Premier League "previously show ...

Tags: Europe, Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug