Media Notes: Swiss Public Broadcaster Extends Rights Deal With MotoGP, Moto2
Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR has extended its broadcast rights deal with MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports for another three years. The broadcaster will continue its MotoGP and Moto2 coverage, on TV, radio and online, until the end of '16 (SRG SSR). ... World Archery has signed a partnership with digital sports video news agency SendtoNews to distribute event highlights and other video content through its News Partnership Network, comprised of top TV, radio, print and online news outlets throughout North America and abroad (World Archery). ... Ascot Racecourse has appointed Promote PR "to generate media coverage for a number of racing events this summer," including Royal Ascot (PRWEEK, 5/13). ... Media platform FTBpro has raised $5.8M from Israeli investors Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures to "expand its 'fan-generated' content offering into new markets" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/13). ... After "a two-year wait," the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) has ruled in favor of Italian pay-TV channel Sky Italia that there "is no evidence the broadcaster abused its dominant position in its acquisition of Champions League TV rights" ('12-15) and FIFA World Cup rights for '10 and '14 (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/14). ... ESPN FC will launch a daily studio show on ESPN2 beginning Aug. 11 that will feature football highlights from major football leagues in Europe as well as Major League Soccer and the U.S. and Mexico men's national teams (ESPN, 5/14).