February 3 – The European Leagues association has condemned the European Parliament for what it says is a failure to enact new law that would protect the sport from digital piracy, the biggest single threat to its members’ revenues.
January 12 – A Chinese broadcaster has been ordered to pay the English Premier League $213 million by the High Court in London over the collapse of one of the league’s most lucrative international rights agreements.
January 5 – BT Sport will exclusively broadcast the Spanish Super Cup, which Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will compete for in Saudi Arabia this month.
December 14 – La Liga has sold its domestic broadcast rights to Movistar, DAZN for €4.95 billion for five seasons, the league said in a statement.
November 22 – The Premier League’s media rights will stay with NBC Sports in the US in a record-setting $2.7 billion deal, about $450 million per season.
November 16 – The English Premier League is about to set a new overseas record with the sale of its United States television rights for a staggering figure of nearly $2 billion, according to a Financial Times report.
November 12 – LaLiga has signed off on a new eight-season TV deal with Mexico’s Sky Sports that has reportedly doubled in value to $70 million per year.
November 11 – The UK government has said the Premier League will be allowed to renew its current domestic broadcast agreements, without having to undertake a tender process for the rights.
November 9 – Lazio have hit out at the makers of Amazon Prime’s dramatised ‘Maradona: Blessed Dream’ series for a scene in which the Rome-based club are branded fascists.
November 9 – CBS Sports has expanded its football broadcast rights portfolio with the acquisition of the rights to the English Women’s Super League in a two-season deal.
November 8 – The Premier League is on the cusp of confirming a record-breaking US television rights that will benefit all 20 topflight clubs.
November 4 – LaLiga has formally opened the bidding process for the domestic sale of domestic audiovisual rights, for the first time extending the license period from three to five seasons and increasing the number of packages of rights available.
October 26 – A study by broadcast research specialists GfK has estimated that illegal access to digital content cost the Spanish economy €682 million in 2020. Piracy is estimated to have cost Spain €5.34 billion since 2012. The equivalent of 130,000 direct and indirect jobs in the industry.
October 22 – Nine European leagues, members of the Association European Leagues Association, have agreed a joint international broadcast deal with ELEVEN and OneFootball that includes both live rights and highlights.
October 20 – Brazilian broadcast giant TV Globo has lost exclusivity to the digital rights for the 2022 World Cup, with FIFA breaking out streaming rights and offering packages to Youtube, Facebook and TikTok.