Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Eurosport snaps up Nordic rights to handball Olympics qualifiers

Eurosport has secured the rights to screen the 2020 IHF Men’s and Women’s handball Olympic qualification tournaments on an exclusive basis in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The agreement, facilitated by global sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports, a long-term partner of the IHF and Discovery means viewers will be able to enjoy all six events […]  More

Eleven Sports grabs Italian Cup Handball rights

Eleven Sports Italy will broadcast all 12 matches of the Handball Men’s and Women’s Italian Cup finals live from Friday 21 February. The Italian Cup is the latest addition to Eleven’s handball offering, which also includes the Champions League, Bundesliga and EHF Euro. Eleven Sports launched its Italy operation in 2017 with a pure OTT […]  More

Eurosport to show Tour de France until 2025 after extending rights deal

Eurosport has agreed a new rights deal with the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Eurovision Sport that will see it show every minute of every stage of the Tour de France until at least 2025. The two-year extension sees Eurosport retain exclusivity to show cycling’s flagship event in full across 38 markets* in Europe. Eurosport […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: BT Sport joins Albert directorate

BT Sport has joined the Albert directorate as part of its continuing efforts to become the UK’s greenest broadcaster. Albert is a collaborative BAFTA, indie and broadcaster backed project that was set-up in 2011 to bring the screen industries together to tackle their environmental impact and inspire sustainable living. The commissioning directorate supports the development […]  More

Eleven Sports to use Whatsapp to send football clips to subscribers

Eleven Sports Portugal has created a new WhatsApp service that it will use to send videos clips of football matches to subscribers that use the Facebook-owned mobile messaging app. Starting with Tuesday’s Champions League Round of 16 matches (18 February 2020), Eleven will WhatsApp match updates, including goal clips, in an effort to “make it […]  More

DAZN snaps rights for Wilder vs Fury II in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Switzerland

The live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN has acquired the rights to stream Saturday’s re-match between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and the British challenger Tyson Fury in five of its markets. The highly anticipated fight, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 22 February, will be streamed live exclusively on […]  More

SVG Europe launches Sports TV Awards 2020 and calls for entries

After an 18-month break, SVG Europe returns with a revamped and re-imagined awards ceremony, celebrating sports broadcasting and production across Europe. Moving from its former home at the Sports Production Summit in Amsterdam to the Sports OTT Forum in London (27 May 2020), the tightly focussed SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 will continue to […]  More

SVG Europe Women: The making of… The Abi Stephens Show [VIDEO]

During the SVG Europe Women Winter Networking Event at BT Sport studios in London, the audience was treated to an edition of ‘The Abi Stephens Show’, a chat show-style seminar session that will be coming to a screen near you very soon. As part of that show, Heather McLean, editor at SVG Europe and head […]  More