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A group of Italian MPs from the coalition government has submitted an amendment to the Melandri Law which would require one live Serie A match per week to be shown on free-to-air television.

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    22 July 2016

    Electric car-racing championship Formula E has secured a modest rights fee in sub-Saharan Africa from pay-television broadcaster Kwesé Sports.

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    22 July 2016

    The Infront Sports & Media agency has been working with advertising giant WPP to source sponsors for its free-to-air 2016 Olympics Games feed in sub-Saharan Africa, TV Sports Markets understands.

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    22 July 2016

    Live Premier League matches on free-to-air television in the UK? No, I can’t imagine it either.

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    22 July 2016

    Boxing promoter Matchroom Boxing and media company CSI Sports are in talks over a lengthier partnership after their deal for Anthony Joshua’s WBO World Heavyweight Championship fight against Dominic Breazeale last month, TV Sports Markets understands.

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    22 July 2016

    The Perform Group told TV Sports Markets its deal for Japan’s J-League represented “great value” compared to many domestic football leagues, despite a rights fee four times higher than the previous value.

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Date: 
22 July 2016

US college sports organisation the Atlantic Coast Conference has confirmed the launch of its own network after agreeing an extension to its rights deal with US sports broadcaster ESPN.

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    22 July 2016

    Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri has confirmed that the government’s Football for All (FPT) scheme, which ensures free-to-air coverage of domestic football competitions, will be “discontinued”.

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    22 July 2016

    The Mediaset Premium pay-television service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has acquired exclusive rights in the country to the 35th edition of sailing’s America’s Cup.

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    22 July 2016

    North American basketball league the NBA has agreed a deal with social media platform Facebook to stream live coverage of USA Basketball’s warm-up games for the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    22 July 2016

    Now TV, the pay-television service of Hong Kong telecommunications company PCCW, has reached an agreement to retain coverage of football’s English Premier League for the three-year period spanning the 2016-17 to 2018-19 seasons.

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    22 July 2016

    Multinational telecommunications company Altice has made further changes to its senior management team by unveiling a new international media and content organisation.