10 Dec 2015
Premium sports content has long been considered the lifeblood of pay-TV in Europe, building empires such as the UK’s Sky, Canal Plus in France, Spain and Poland, Scandinavia’s Viasat, and Eurosport.
26 Nov 2015
Sports rights fees in China have made huge jumps for top properties such as basketball’s NBA, Spanish soccer's La Liga and WTA Tour tennis. These rights are also moving from traditional viewing platforms.
12 Oct 2015
Non-traditional methods of broadcasting content are becoming more readily available as technology develops. Sportcal Media takes a look at how new services are working alongside existing ones to give viewers as much content as possible.
06 Aug 2015
The 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada was the largest edition in the competition’s history and broke records as huge television audiences tuned in to watch the action. The tournament was broadcast in 187 territories, and while the projected potential reach of 1 billion viewers does not reflect the actual number who tuned in, the viewing figures themselves show a successful World Cup as women’s soccer continues to grow globally.
25 Jun 2015
The 2015 Copa América, the South American soccer championships presently taking place in Chile, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past month. By looking beyond the bribery scandal presently engulfing the international game, Sportcal provides a detailed overview of how media rights fees for the tournament have soared over the years - despite the revelations that much of the takings ended up in the wrong pockets.
28 May 2015
The host broadcasters of the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, are preparing to launch their new model for affordable multi-sport games television coverage, in what they say could be a blueprint for future bid cities keen to avoid the spiralling costs associating with hosting major sports events.
30 Apr 2015
The cost of Spain's La Liga top-tier soccer league, calculated on a "cost per pay-TV subscriber basis", is the highest among Europe's big five soccer leagues, according to a new Sportcal study.
30 Apr 2015
The world welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is expected to be the highest-grossing fight in history. Drawing on some previous record-breaking clashes, Sportcal looks into some of the estimated figures from the highly-anticipated super-fight.
22 Apr 2015
Media rights distribution of the 2015 Pan American Games, set to open in Toronto on July 10th, has been “disappointing” so far, according to a senior Canadian broadcasting executive.
02 Apr 2015
The fight against illegal streaming of live sports content received a welcome boost last week when a High Court in Paris ordered RojaDirecta.me, the notorious Spanish website, to take down all links to unauthorised streams of French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches.