February 13 – UEFA has expanded its digital presence in China setting up a new Champions League platform on WeChat – the Chinese multi-purpose messaging and social media app.
February 12 – Nice work if you can get it. Jose Mourinho may be out of a management job at club level but he is rarely out of the limelight. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United boss has landed a plum mega-million role with English-language Russian broadcaster RT.
February 12 – European Champions League football will be broadcast via football website Goal’s Twitter account in six markets in Asia with a mix of live matches and highlights packages.
February 11 – LaLiga has won a battle against pirate TV operators stealing live broadcast of matches in brazil with the closure of three IPTV platforms who were getting more than 1.5 million visits a month and had over 8,000 illegal subscribers.
February 8 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed that the governing body’s over-the-top streaming service should be complete in the next six months in time for the the 2019/2020 season.
February 8 – The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) has signed Deloitte as its Official Professional Services Provider and Foundational Sponsor of SheBelieves.
February 8 – With Manchester United having spectacularly put the dark and brooding days of Jose Mourinho’s team management behind them with an unbeaten run since Ole Gunnar Solsjaer took over, so they continue to dominate in the marketing and sponsorship race.
By David Owen
February 7 – Chipmaker Intel is taking a stake in the Premier League title race, striking deals with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to install its True View technology at the Emirates, Anfield and the Etihad.
February 6 – Sports broadcaster beIN SPORTS is to take further legal action in its dispute with US cable operator Comcast over its rights to have carriage on the Comacast platform.
February 5 – Concacaf has agreed an exclusive master licensee contract for consumer products with US firm OEG Sports. OEG will also act as the confederation’s licensing agent in a global deal.
By David Owen
February 1 – La Liga has agreed to sponsor the Davis Cup, the reformatted men’s team tennis competition whose first new-look edition will culminate in November in the Spanish capital Madrid.
January 30 – LaLiga has combined with the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) to launch a global competition for digital start-ups with football related product that are “disruptive solutions”.
February 1 – New MLS franchise Inter Miami CF that will start play in 2020 has picked KIN Partners in London as its exclusive sponsorship sales representation agency.
January 30 – Concacaf have agreed an exclusive broadcast rights deal with digital streaming service FloSports for the new Concacaf Nations League which will start in March.