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Facebook to drop Champions League, La Liga rights

Facebook to drop Champions League, La Liga rights

Facebook will not be renewing its rights deals for Champions League football in Latin America, nor La Liga football in India. In a piece written for Sportico, Rob Shaw, Facebook’s…

NENT to show Europa League on Viaplay in Poland

NENT to show Europa League on Viaplay in Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has acquired the exclusive rights to UEFA Europa League and the new UEFA Conference League in Poland from the beginning of…

Eleven, Jupiler Pro League new international distribution

Eleven, Jupiler Pro League new international distribution

Eleven Belgium and the Jupiler Pro League have secured new international exposure for Belgian club football with streaming platforms MyCujoo, OneFootball and LIVENow. As a result of the Mediapro brokered…

StarTimes ‘still talking’ to beIN despite court order

StarTimes, the Chinese-owned pay-television operator in sub-Saharan Africa, is facing the threat of a winding up order after allegedly failing to pay beIN Media Group for rights to French football’s…

Report: Nordic fiction highly valued by SVoDs

Report: Nordic fiction highly valued by SVoDs

Nordic fiction has a strong reputation on global streaming services. Titles like Home for Christmas and The Rain on Netflix, and Björnstad and Beforeigners on HBO Nordic have been well…

Bank: “2021 a build-back year for F1”

Bank: “2021 a build-back year for F1”

Formula 1’s revenues of $485 million (€400m) for Q4 were 7 per cent lower year-on-year, and below market expectations. A report from investment bank Berenberg says that F1’s financial numbers…

ITV acquires Oprah With Meghan and Harry

ITV acquires Oprah With Meghan and Harry

ITV has announced Oprah With Meghan and Harry, featuring Oprah Winfrey as she sits down with Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for an intimate conversation…

Eleven Portugal nets WTA rights

Eleven Portugal nets WTA rights

Eleven has secured Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rights in Portugal for three seasons, from 2021-23. Eleven will broadcast the WTA Finals and WTA 1000 tournaments live across its linear and…

FreeSports acquires Afghanistan, Zimbabwe cricket

FreeSports acquires Afghanistan, Zimbabwe cricket

FreeSports, owned and operated by Premier Sports, has signed a deal with RDA to broadcast all tests, ODIs and T20 fixtures involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe live on free to air…

Hungary: Extreme E content deal with TV2

Extreme E, the all-electric off-road racing series, has confirmed Hungary’s leading entertainment station, TV2 will broadcast all five of this season’s X Prixs on its free to air linear channels,…

Shudder acquires Romero’s The Amusement Park

Shudder acquires Romero’s The Amusement Park

Shudder, AMC Networks’ SVoD service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has announced the acquisition of The Amusement Park for North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The…

My Little Pony gallops to Netflix

My Little Pony gallops to Netflix

Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s entertainment studio, has announced that the all-new computer animated feature film based on the iconic My Little Pony franchise will premiere on Netflix in autumn of…

ShortsTV secures Airtel Xstream deal

ShortsTV secures Airtel Xstream deal

Short form video entertainment network ShortsTV has formed its first partnership with a major mobile network operator which will see it offer the ShortsTV video-on-demand service to Airtel’s 340 million…

Study: Viewers favour Netflix for original content

Study: Viewers favour Netflix for original content

More and more shows and movies available on TV platforms are being prominently branded as ‘original’. The Evolution of Video Branding study from Hub Entertainment Research explores what consumers assume…

Extreme E broadcast partnership with Sky Deutschland

Extreme E broadcast partnership with Sky Deutschland

Extreme E, the all-electric off-road racing series, has confirmed Sky Deutschland will broadcast the championship’s X Prixs, highlights and magazine shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in both German and…

Formula E extends Discovery partnership

Formula E extends Discovery partnership

With the first races in its seventh season just days away, Formula E and Discovery have extended their media partnership to show the all-electric racing series live across Europe. Discovery…

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