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/ 90 days ago

DFL opts not to sell Bundesliga media rights after fan protests

After intense fan backlash, German soccer officials are ready to pull the plug on finding a new marketing partner. It was previously revealed that the German Football League (DFL) would explore selling a piece of their TV and marketing rights. The DFL essentially controls the operating business for the Bundesliga and second-tiered 2. Bundesliga. Officials […]

CBS Sports

/ 246 days ago

CBS in talks with Serie A about renewing US media rights deal

CBS Sports are in talks to renew their US media rights to Serie A, an executive has revealed to World Soccer Talk. Serie A's current media rights deal expires at the end of the 2023/24 season. While the league is struggling to sell domestic rights in Europe, league executives in Italy are hoping for an […]

Apple TV

/ 425 days ago

Apple considers bidding for Premier League and EFL rights in UK

Apple is pondering entering the race to land the Premier League and EFL rights for broadcasts in the United Kingdom. Right now, Premier League rights belong to Sky, BT Sport and Amazon. That deal started in 2022 and runs through 2025. Those three companies paid a combined $6.3 billion for the three-year deal. Now, though, […]

FIFA World Cup

/ 438 days ago

Former FOX executive convicted in World Cup bribery case

A Brooklyn jury convicted a former FOX official of bribery in securing the media rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments. This was a split verdict, with two former exeuctives facing allegations. Prosecutors alleged that Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez issued millions of dollars in bribes and obtained inside information to secure broadcasting rights. Officials […]

Football League

/ 452 days ago

English Football League rights expected to double in value in UK

The English Football League looks set to soon cash in on a new media rights deal. Sportsmail is reporting that the league of professional soccer clubs in England and Wales will likely see a major boost in broadcasting rights. Sky Sports currently holds these rights in the United Kingdom from a contract worth about $142 […]


/ 462 days ago

Ex-ESPN President John Skipper to testify in World Cup rights case

Former ESPN president John Skipper will testify in court regarding FOX's winning World Cup bids. The decision was revealed on Monday following a ruling by a United States federal judge. A defense attorney in the case attempted to block the move, but the court denied the request. Former FOX execs face money laundering, wire fraud […]


/ 480 days ago

Serie A considers investment of up to $1 billion from JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase is looking to invest up to $1 billion in Italy's Serie A. This is according to a report by Reuters on Friday. Sources with the outlet have confirmed that the financial company wants to fund the league's media business in the process. Teams in the Italian top flight have been informed of the […]

Apple TV

/ 571 days ago

10 things we learned about MLS and Apple TV deal

Major League Soccer, or MLS, previously announced a 10-year deal with Apple TV to broadcast every game beginning in 2023. While the agreement has been in the works for months, details are still trickling in as we head towards the new year. Despite the fact that MLS agreed a partnership with Apple TV, a majority […]
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US Open Cup

/ 825 days ago

How US Open Cup plays into US Soccer's upcoming media deal

Starting in 2023, the US Soccer media broadcast rights are back in-house. As part of the Federation's offer to broadcasters, US Soccer included the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. This strategic decision features one of the oldest domestic cup competitions in the world. However, it is also among the most obscure. This inclusion represents a […]

tv coverage

/ 826 days ago

Cindy Parlow Cone talks US Soccer media rights

Recently, the United States Soccer Federation made its decision to bring the US Soccer media rights back in-house. For the past 17 years, US Soccer bundled those rights with Major League Soccer (MLS). This happened via the MLS marketing entity, Soccer United Marketing (SUM). World Soccer Talk had the opportunity to speak with Cindy Parlow […]