Media Notes: FIBA Announces Five-Year Deal With Deutsche Telekom
FIBA and German telecom Deutsche Telekom announced on Friday a rights agreement through '21. Telekom will offer FIBA national team games live and in HD across three platforms: on TV through EntertainTV, online via telekomsport.de and on mobile devices through the Telekom Sport App. The agreement comes into effect at FIBA EuroBasket 2017, from Aug. 31-Sept. 17 (FIBA).
Australia's national netball team's build-up to the Commonwealth Games will be shown live and free in Australia. Every game of the upcoming netball Quad series and Constellation Cup with New Zealand will be televised by Channel Nine. The Quad series involves Australia, South Africa, England and New Zealand (Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH, 8/20).
The France-Ireland Women’s Rugby World Cup match on Thursday, which France won 21-5, was watched by an average audience of 2.34 million viewers on France 2. It was the first women’s rugby match broadcast on France 2 and the numbers translated to a 12.1% market share. It drew a peak audience of 3.1 million (L’ÉQUIPE, 8/18).
Spanish operator Telecable will "close its OTT platform after failing to secure football rights for the new season." Tedi-TV will shut on Aug. 31 with Telecable pointing customers toward beIN Sports, which will carry the matches and is available on its platform (BROADBAND TV NEWS, 8/18).
One Championship partnered with Singapore broadcaster Mediacorp. The broadcaster's free-to-air channel, OktoSports, will cover One Championship's live events. Full coverage and "catch-up" will be available on its OTT platform, Toggle (THE DRUM, 8/18).