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13 Jun 2018
Ligue 1’s domestic broadcast rights from 2020-21 to 2023-24 have been sold for €1.153 billion per season, with two packages still to be awarded. Sportcal Media uses the Revenue Dashboard to analyse how Ligue 1, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue have driven increases in the value of domestic French club soccer.
09 Feb 2017
Following a new domestic pay-TV deal for the A-League, Sportcal Media analyses sports media rights revenues in Australia using the new Revenue Dashboard available in the Media Intelligence Centre.
11 Aug 2016
Uefa's European Championships expanded in 2016 to 24 teams. Sportcal Media analyses some of the viewing figures from the first of the newly-expanded tournaments, which comprised 51 matches.
14 Jan 2016
The FA Cup is the oldest club soccer cup competition in the world, but has arguably suffered from a saturation of televised soccer. However, early signs show a boost in viewers following a broadcaster change.
06 Aug 2015
The 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada was the largest edition in the competition’s history and broke records as huge television audiences tuned in to watch the action. The tournament was broadcast in 187 territories, and while the projected potential reach of 1 billion viewers does not reflect the actual number who tuned in, the viewing figures themselves show a successful World Cup as women’s soccer continues to grow globally.
25 Jun 2015
The 2015 Copa América, the South American soccer championships presently taking place in Chile, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past month. By looking beyond the bribery scandal presently engulfing the international game, Sportcal provides a detailed overview of how media rights fees for the tournament have soared over the years - despite the revelations that much of the takings ended up in the wrong pockets.
30 Apr 2015
The cost of Spain's La Liga top-tier soccer league, calculated on a "cost per pay-TV subscriber basis", is the highest among Europe's big five soccer leagues, according to a new Sportcal study.
20 Nov 2014
Much has been written of the success of the Uefa Champions League model, its highly effective branding, the presence of the best clubs and best players in the world and the massive global television audiences - even in far-flung countries with no apparent links or bond to the clubs or players on the pitch.
11 Sep 2014
Italy’s Serie A soccer league has been the second-richest league in terms of the media rights revenues it earns from domestic and international sales for several years now; it passed the coveted €1 billion-per-year milestone in 2012, at the beginning of the present three-year cycle, and looks set to bring in close to €1.2 billion per year from 2015-16, following the recent auction held by the league and its agency partner, Infront Italy.
31 Jul 2014
Spain’s Liga BBVA, the first division soccer league, has long been acknowledged as one of the top leagues in the world, vying for the honours with England’s Premier League. The league’s results over the past few years would certainly attest to that, with Real Madrid’s resounding win, its 10th, over cross-city rival Atlético in last season’s Uefa Champions League final, while top-five Liga contender Sevilla took the Europa League title for the third time in a decade.