Advanced Television


Professional Fighters League signs new broadcasting deals

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the MMA league, has announced expanded global broadcast coverage for its 2021 season, which will feature an immersive experience for fans around the world. To showcase the first MMA league to present the sport in a true season format, PFL has added two new premium media networks in key territories, […]

April 22, 2021

Comcast launches Disney+, ESPN+ on Xfinity

Comcast and The Walt Disney Company have announced the start of the rollout of Disney+ and ESPN+ on Xfinity, giving X1 and Flex customers in the US access to the Disney+ library along with thousands of live sports events and original programming from ESPN+. Additionally, ESPN+ is now available to Flex customers via the ESPN […]

March 30, 2021

CBS scores Italian football rights in US

CBS will be the new US home of Italian football having beaten ESPN to the rights. CBS will hold the rights to Serie A and Coppa Italia games from next season for three years. The games will be shown on CBS Sports as well as the Paramount+ streaming platform. The financial terms of the deal […]

March 25, 2021

40 TV broadcasters to showcase $26.5m Dubai World Cup fixture via RMG network

The $26.5million Dubai World Cup fixture will be showcased to a truly worldwide TV audience by 40 broadcasters. Horses from more than a dozen countries will compete in nine top-class races, including six Group 1 contests, at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, billed as “the world’s most spectacular race day”. The feature race is the US$12m […]

March 25, 2021

Insight TV to air Inside Oranje U21 doc

Insight TV, the millennial-focused channel and content producer, has announced an agreement with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to broadcast a new five-part documentary series that follows the Dutch Under 21 National Football Team on their pursuit of European Championship glory. Inside Oranje U21 (working title), produced in partnership with KNVB, is a 5 […]

March 23, 2021

NFL signs long-term media deals

The National Football League (NFL) has signed long-term agreements with media partners Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX, and NBC for the distribution of games over television and digital platforms, as well as additional media rights. With these agreements, the NFL has expanded its digital footprint to reach a broader audience while maintaining its commitment to keep […]

March 19, 2021

Disney, ESPN, NHL rights deal

The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and the National Hockey League (NHL) have reached what they describe as “a historic and innovative” seven-year television, streaming and media rights deal, taking the new partnership from the beginning of the 2021-22 season through the 2027-28 season. The agreement brings the NHL back to Disney and ESPN platforms and, […]

March 11, 2021

ESPN Digital makes strong start to 2021

According to Comscore, ESPN Digital kicked off 2021 recording the second-largest US monthly audience in sports category history with 110.9 million unique visitors in January, only behind the 117 million unique visitors ESPN reached in the same month last year. For context, this means that 40 per cent of the entire US internet population – […]

February 26, 2021

CuriosityStream appoints Huston to lead communications

CuriosityStream, the global factual streaming service and media company, has announced the appointment of media and communications industry veteran Ashley Huston as vice president of communications. Huston will oversee external and internal communications for the global factual media company and streaming service. She most recently led communications for Quartz, following senior communications roles with The […]

February 12, 2021

Increased viewership for X Games Aspen

In the first action sports event to take place in North America since the pandemic put large events on hold, X Games Aspen 2021 content across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC experienced double-digit viewership increases on television and triple-digit growth on social and digital media platforms. Driven by the rise of young talent, with six of […]

February 10, 2021