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ITV bows out of the race for BT Sport stake

Commercial broadcaster ITV has reportedly withdrawn its interest in purchasing BT Sport, according to The Times. Last month, BT confirmed that it was holding talks...

Formula One on the road to recovery with Q1 2021 revenues

Formula One has bounced back from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, posting revenues of $180 million for the first quarter of 2021,...

LaLiga triumphs in Real Madrid legal battle as DAZN strikes Spanish...

The Spanish LaLiga has triumphed in its legal battle against Real Madrid, after the European giants went up against the footballing authority to commercialise...

World Skate pens Mediapro commercial contract ahead of Tokyo 2020 debut

The organisational body for roller sports, World Skate, has entrusted the Mediapro agency and production group to market its events. With skateboarding set to make...

Serie A postpones vote on second rights package amid Sky appeal

Lega Serie A has postponed the vote to assign a second package of domestic rights to the Italian top-flight amid Sky Italia’s legal dispute. The...

BCCI facing $300m commercial losses following IPL suspension

The Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) is facing losses of more than $300 million in sponsorship and broadcast revenue, following the postponement...

NFL 2021 Draft attracts third-highest overall viewership

The first night of the 2021 National Football League (NFL) Draft attracted its second highest-ever domestic audience, averaging 12.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen...

Stats Perform tells a ‘deeper sports story’ with PressBox launch

Sports data and analytics firm Stats Perform has unveiled PressBox - its newly-launched ‘all-in-one online platform’, bringing together data-driven insights, video clip discovery and data...

DAZN takes Canelo-Saunders bout to the ‘next level’ with NFTs

Digital sports streaming service DAZN is set to launch the company’s first-ever set of non-fungible-tokens (NFTs), showcasing iconic moments from the world Super Middleweight...

NFL fast-tracks Amazon Thursday Night Football package to 2022

The National Football League (NFL) has fast-tracked Amazon’s domestic media rights contract, bringing forward the deal by one year to 2022 to allow the...