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  • BBC and ECB extend long-running radio deal

    1 February 2009 | NewsMedia Rights, Cricket

    Length of contract: 4 years | Annualised value: US$250,000 | Overall value: US$1 million The BBC has secured a four-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to broadcast live ball-by-ball commentary of test cricket, continuing a partnership that began when Test Match Special was first broadcast in… [Read more]

  • Baltic League brought to viewers via Viasat

    29 January 2009 | NewsMedia Rights, Soccer

    Length of contract: 6 years | Annualised value: US$2 million | Overall value: US$12m The newly-expanded Baltic League, sponsored by TrioBet and featuring the best soccer teams from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, will be broadcast live in all three countries for the next six years after an agreement was reached… [Read more]

  • Dubai Spots Channel grab Bundesliga bundle

    29 January 2009 | NewsMedia Rights, Soccer

    Length of contract: 3 years | Annualised value: US$3 million | Overall value: US$9m The Bundesliga has extended its agreement with Dubai Sports Channel, giving the UAE-based network the rights to show the premier German soccer competition in the Middle East and North Africa. The deal will see every Bundesliga… [Read more]

  • Uefa secure partnership with Swedish broadcaster

    29 January 2009 | NewsSoccer, Media Rights

    Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 will be Uefa's exclusive broadcast partner for next summer's Uefa European Under-21 Championship tournament in Sweden after securing a deal with European soccer’s governing body. Every match featuring the Sweden team, as well as a semi-final and the final, will be shown free-to-air on TV4, while… [Read more]

  • Sky Sports dart ahead of the competition

    29 January 2009 | NewsMiscellaneous, Media Rights

    The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has agreed a deal with Sky Sports that secures live coverage for the World Darts Championship on the company’s sports channels until 2013. The culmination of the four-year agreement will mark 20 years of live World Championship darts coverage on Sky Sports that has seen… [Read more]

  • Saturday night’s alright for the BBC as Match of the Day soldiers on

    29 January 2009 | NewsSoccer, Media Rights

    Length of contract: 3 years | Annualised value: $80.6 million | Overall value: US$242m The world’s longest-running soccer programme has secured the rights to highlights of the English Premier League for another three years in a deal worth more than US$240 million. The BBC’s signature Match of the Day programme… [Read more]

  • Betfair ready to embark on US$50m American dream

    28 January 2009 | NewsHorse Racing, Media Rights

    Length of contract: N/A | Annualised value: N/A | Overall value: US$50 million | Betfair, the online betting exchange, has spent US$50 million to purchase American horse racing television channel TVG (Television Games Network). The deal represents the British company’s first venture into the USA. “We have waited to enter… [Read more]

  • BBC deal a big boost for UK Athletics

    28 January 2009 | NewsAthletics, Media Rights

    Length of contract: 5 years | Annualised value: US$650,000 | Overall value: US$3.25m Live athletics will be available on free-to-air UK television until at least 2014 after the BBC agreed a deal with UK Athletics (UKA) to remain as broadcaster for its major indoor and outdoor events for the next… [Read more]

  • Inside Grand Prix rides off into the sunset

    28 January 2009 | NewsMedia Rights, Motorsport

    Length of contract: 1 year | Annualised value: US$2 million | Overall value: US$2m Sunset+Vine, the UK-based sports programming suppliers, has won the rights to popular Formula One programme Inside Grand Prix. The programme, which is produced by German company RTV and offers interviews with drivers and owners as well… [Read more]

  • Sportfive secure rights to Icelandic soccer

    28 January 2009 | NewsMedia Rights, Soccer

    Length of contract: 3 years | Annualised value: US$2 million | Overall value: US$6m Sportfive, the sports rights marketing agency, has agreed an extension to its deal with the Football Association of Iceland (KSI) for a further three years. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportfive will now hold both… [Read more]