Sports


DAZN hires Stewart Walker for global rights partnerships

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the hire of Stewart Walker EVP global rights partnerships. In this role, Walker – who previously served as head of corporate development for Africa – will be responsible for delivering and executing the group’s joint-venture partnerships, including FIBA Media, WTA Media, FC Diez Media, Matchroom Boxing USA, Matchroom Boxing Italy […]

DAZN, Discovery partner on major distribution deal for Eurosport

Sports streamer DAZN has partnered with Discovery on a wide-ranging distribution pact that will see two Eurosport channels made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD will be made available in the four markets under the deal, which is the latest expansion play for the four-year-old London-headquartered SVOD. The […]

DAZN scores FIFA Women’s World Cup rights for Germany

Sports streamer DAZN has scored the rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup for Germany via a sub-licensing pact with ARD and ZDF-backed rights agency SportA.  The live and on-demand platform has partnered with football brands Spox and Goal to broadcast 26 live matches from across France, including every match from the quarter finals, semi-finals and […]

Iflix launches premium sports channel in Asia

Southeast Asian VOD channel iflix has launched a premium sports channel on its service in several Asian markets. The platform has partnered with pan-Asian sports network ZSports for the launch of the service, which is intended to serve as the home of US sports in Asia. It will roll out this month in Malaysia, Brunei, […]

Eurodata: World Cup Final reached 163m across Europe

The climax of the 2018 World Cup in Russia delivered strong figures across Europe and beyond, with 163 million watching France’s triumph over surprise finalists Croatia on Sunday. Eurodata also revealed that a growing number of online viewers tuned in on a range of devices. Not surprisingly, French viewers were gripped, with 19.3m viewers watching […]

Opinion: tech is game for TV takeover

With analysts this week claiming sports remains the critical factor in pay TV subscriptions, Iain McDonald from Lewis Silkin argues the battle for sports rights offers a glimpse into the future of television. With the arrival of US tech giants onto the scene, television has undergone a radical transformation over the last decade – a […]

Ampere: sports fans ‘significantly more likely’ to take pay TV

Sports fans typically watch more TV than other consumers and are “significantly more likely” to have pay TV and subscribe to premium channels, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm found that in the UK some 74% of sports fans have pay TV compared to 62% of other viewers, with viewers over the age of […]