GlobeCast World TV has been chosen for the launch in France of new sport channel beIN Sport 1 and beIN Sport 2. BeIN Sport 1 launched June 1 and beIN Sport 2 will launch at the end of July. They are being delivered by GlobeCast in standard and high definition to reach satellite, cable and IPTV homes throughout France (ADVANCEDTELEVISION.com, 6/18).
CAPITAL ACQUISITION: Int'l media rights agency MP & Silva has acquired the Capital One Cup, formerly known as Carling Cup, through '17. The package covers all Asian territories, with the possibility to reach more than 110 million households. MP & Silva now owns and manages the Asian broadcast rights for all of English football's Cup competitions. The agreement includes 20 live Capital One Cup matches, highlights of each round and five minute online match clips (MP & Silva).