Cricket - 18 Jan 2021 - Federations & NOCs
The England and Wales Cricket Board cannot rely on its lucrative broadcast deal with pay-TV giant Sky and should consider outside investment opportunities such as private equity to “make the game stronger going forward” and ease financial struggles in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, its former chairman Colin Graves has told GlobalData Sport.
Snooker - 18 Jan 2021 - Media rights
ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has today struck new rights deals with Matchroom Sport, the UK promotions company headed up by Barry Hearn, for events on the World Snooker Tour and the Professional Darts Corporation.
Business - 18 Jan 2021 - Agency
Former executives at Engine Sport, the UK-based sports and entertainment marketing agency previously known as Synergy, and Pitch Marketing Group have teamed to launch a new agency called The Space Between.
Soccer - 18 Jan 2021 - Media rights
Emtek, the Indonesian media group, has extended its rights in the country to European soccer’s club competitions for the next three-year cycle.
Cricket - 15 Jan 2021
The exclusive sale of broadcast rights is vital to the business of the South Africa Rugby Union, chief executive Jurie Roux has insisted, adding he is “yet to see an example in the world” where non-exclusivity works financially.
Soccer - 15 Jan 2021 - Clubs & teams
The Chinese Football Association, soccer’s domestic governing body, has announced a total of 58 clubs from its domestic leagues have applied to change their name after being ordered to drop all corporate references from their monikers.
Business - 15 Jan 2021 - Agency
Carlo Pozzali, one of the founders of the now defunct MP & Silva agency, has invested in Entourage Sports & Entertainment, the sports marketing agency, and joined its board of directors, it was announced today.
Weightlifting - 15 Jan 2021 - Federations & NOCs
Ursula Papandrea, the former acting president of the International Weightlifting Federation, has entered the race to become the next permanent head of the governing body, vowing to root out the “toxic culture” in the running of the sport.
Tennis - 15 Jan 2021 - Media rights
Servus TV, the Austria-based free-to-air channel owned by energy drink giant Red Bull, has acquired rights in Germany to the 2021 ATP Cup, the men’s national teams tennis tournament, taking place in Australia next month.
Soccer - 14 Jan 2021 - Media rights
Megogo, the Eastern European streaming service, has secured exclusive rights in Ukraine to European soccer’s club competitions for the next three-year cycle.