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Davis vs Romero on FITE+ in Europe

Boxing fans in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and many more European regions can watch five-time world champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis defends his WBA lightweight title against Rolando Romero via the FITE+ subscription service The two undefeated fighters will battle it out for the 135 pound title at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

May 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: Sports broadcasters’ investment budgets bounce back

A report, The impact of Covid-19 on sports broadcasting technology investments, from media processing and delivery technology specialist Appear, finds that in 2022, 73 per cent of sports broadcasters stated that they expect their investment budget to increase compared to 2021, while none expect their budgets to decrease. Following healthy levels of investment in 2019, […]

May 24, 2022

PGA Tour renews agreement with STN Video

STN Video has announced the multi-year renewal of its partnership with the PGA Tour to distribute digital video highlights to news publishers. STN has been the PGA Tour’s online video distribution platform for local and regional news outlets since 2014. Over the course of its partnership with the PGA Tour, STN Video has delivered hundreds […]

May 24, 2022

La Liga piracy: 166 bars raided

Officers of Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police) have raided 166 hospitality establishments in an operation targeting the illicit screening of football matches. The premises are accused of intellectual property crimes against markets and consumers. It is estimated that the economic damage caused to the rights owners by illegally-distributed content amounts to more than €1,000,000. The […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay scores Carabao Cup, Championship rights

Viaplay will be the exclusive streaming home of EFL Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup football in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland and the Netherlands from the 2022/2023 season, as the result of a new long-term rights agreement. Every season, more than 180 live matches from England’s second tier will be shown on Viaplay, […]

May 23, 2022

Crunchyroll acquires Suzume No Tojimari rights

Crunchyroll has acquired the global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) from TOHO, for Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming film, Suzume No Tojimari (working title). The deal was finalised at the Cannes Film Festival and was negotiated by Crunchyroll’s Chief Content Officer Asa Suehira, Wild Bunch International’s CEO Vincent Maraval and TOHO’s Akihiro Takeda. Suzume No Tojimari […]

May 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Premier Sports scores UEFA National Team football package

Premier Sports has been awarded the rights to broadcast UEFA National Team football in the UK from 2022 to 2024 encompassing the UEFA Nations League and European Qualifiers to UEFA Euro 2024. This includes all of Scotland’s fixtures beginning with their UEFA Nations League fixture versus Armenia on June 8th, all of Northern Ireland’s matches […]

May 20, 2022

Disney+ acquires Elton John doc

Disney+ has acquired an official Elton John documentary that covers the early years of his career right up to his current run of final concerts. Disney has reportedly paid $30 million (€28.4m) for the production, according to Deadline, and will air the feature in select cinemas and film festivals before it lands on the Disney+ […]

May 20, 2022

DAZN acquires Chelsea FC Women doc

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Asia-Pacific) to Fulwell 73’s latest sports documentary series One Team, One Dream, a behind-the-scenes look at Chelsea FC Women (CFCW), produced in partnership with Waffle Iron Entertainment. Produced and directed by Alex Sunderland and executive produced by Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner, the six-part […]

May 19, 2022

Arqiva launches Arqade ecosystem

UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has launched Arqade, a self-service pay-per-use interchange for rights holders, broadcasters and platform operators. The cloud-based platform, which can also take content from conventional fibre and satellite inputs, delivers to TV channels, platforms and online services for streaming and video publishing – all with monitoring and end-to-end […]

May 18, 2022