Discovery enters the sports arena with Eurosport deal

February 28, 2013  | Subscribers Only

Tim Westcott Tim Westcott Director – Research and Analysis, Programming, IHS Markit
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Discovery Communications International has bought a 20 per cent stake in Eurosport and could own 100 per cent of the pan-European sports channel in two years. Owned by France's TF1, Eurosport has steered clear of bidding for inflated rights to top tier sports and follows a similar dual revenue stream model to the US cable programmer.

Tables and charts included:

  • Value of recent 'tier one' sports rights deals;Eurosport financials (2008-2012);Eurosport channel portfolio;Eurosport rights 2013

Pages: 6

Tables and charts: 4

Tim Westcott

Director – Research and Analysis, Programming, IHS Markit

Mr. Tim Westcott is a director of research and analysis for Programming at IHS Markit.

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