September 27 – The battle against piracy saw a significant win for rights holders and owners at the end of last week when a Rwandan court in Kigali ruled against an appeal that would have seen UEFA and English Premier League continue to be broadcast without rights fee in the country.
September 27 – IMG has picked up the worldwide media rights for African 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
September 17 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur have continued to build on the their South Korean links with an agreement with skySports to broadcast exclusive club content in Korea.
September 14 – Having conquered most of the world’s ground territory in distributing its broadcast right to its major competitions, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has now taken to the skies and seas.
August 26 – The AFC has added another broadcaster to its distribution roster with public service broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media in the United Arab Emirates picking up the rights to national team and club competitions for the 2021 to 2024 cycle.
August 25 – Iraq’s PRO Company has become the AFC’s new media partner in Iraq for its national team and club competitions as the confederation sells its rights territory by territory in the middle east following the end of beIN Sport’s deal for pan-Middle Eastern rights.
August 25 – In an open letter, Brazilian broadcaster Globo has committed to the future of the game, reassuring the country’s professional clubs in the Serie A and Serie B that it supports “clubs’ collective bargaining for their broadcasting rights” despite impending legal changes.
August 18– LaLiga, which has struggled to establish a broadcast home in the UK following the non-renewal of its deal with pay TV Sky Sports, is now attacking the British market with distribution into bars and pubs.
August 17 – China’s Tencent has acquired the non-exclusive streaming rights for the Bundesliga in China in a two-season deal.
August 13 – The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has stepped deeper into the row between Fenerbahçe and league broadcaster beIN Sports, ruling that the club that they must end their protest campaign against the broadcaster.
August 13 – Germany’s Bundesliga has agreed with its Japanese broadcast partner SKY PerfecTV! to launch a live broadcast app – Bundesliga Live App – for the start of the season on September 7.
August 12 – Football streaming platform OneFootball has made two more acquisitions with the live streaming rights to package of AFC rights, as well as completing a new deal to broadcast Portugal’s Primeira Liga.
August 1 – An independent mediator has been appointed to find a resolution to the TV rights dispute between Canal+ and the French league (LFP), and by association beIN Sports.
July 30 – The chaos around French league broadcast rights move on a stage yesterday with Canal+ being told by the President of the Nanterre Commercial Court that it had frozen Canal+’s right to terminate the €330 million broadcast contract they had sub-licensed from beIN Sports for live Ligue 1 games.
July 25 – The Nanterre Commercial court in France has ruled against beIN Sports in its request to make Canal+ fulfil its contract and pay €330 million in rights fees for live broadcast of Ligue 1 matches. Canal + said it was suspending its sub-licensing contract with beIN after Ligue 1 licensed rights to Amazon.