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.
July 21 – BeIN Sports and the Bundesliga have extended their broadcast deal in France and Turkey, with the new partnership running through until the 2024-25 season.
July 18 – The row over broadcast rights between Canal + and France’s LFP has now sucked in beIN Sports who are demanding that Canal+ fulfil the sub-licensing agreement they have for two live matches per round.
July 15 – African football fans will have the chance to watch the continent’s Champions League final between South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs and Egypt’s Al Ahly after SuperSport secured the rights for the showpiece match.
July 14 – Has a separation between France’s LFP and its traditional anchor broadcaster Canal+ become inevitable? With Ligue 1 kicking off the first weekend of August, the broadcaster has renewed its request to terminate its contract with the league, confirming its position after Amazon won broadcast rights for the first time in June.
July 13 – Concacaf has expanded the broadcast footprint for its Gold Cup across the Middle East and North Africa with pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group.
July 8 – UEFA have joined a joint statement condemning the illegal broadcast of its content in Africa by satellite operator SatCon, based in Gabon in Africa.
July 7 – Entertainment broadcaster MTV will broadcast La Liga exclusively in India for the next three years.
June 30 – UEFA has taking the groundbreaking step of making the first two seasons of its revamped Women’s Champions League free-to-air via a new partnership with DAZN and YouTube.
June 29 – CSTN, which is re-emerging as a broadcast network in the Caribbean under TV veteran Selby Browne with a series of football deals, has picked up the rights to the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) competitions from 2021 to 2024.
June 18 – The European Leagues association has stepped into the broadcast rights representation business with the bundling of nine of its members into a broadcast package for international television.
June 17 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has continued filling in its global TV distribution map with the announcement that PSM will be their new media partner in Maldives.