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The stream of top-tier properties to be sold in sub-Saharan Africa later this year is making life difficult for the IMG and Pitch International agencies, each of which has English cup competitions for sale.Read on
Belgium’s three leading pay-television operators are considering a legal challenge to the Pro League’s domestic tender process on the grounds it discriminates against them and may be anti-competitive.Read on
Indian television experts have questioned the viability of pay-television channel DSport – a partnership between Discovery Communications and Indian broadcast executive RC Venkateish which launched in India last week – in its current form.Read on
Two recent media-rights deals agreed by USA Track & Field, the governing body for US athletics, continue the upturn in commercial fortunes of an organisation which nearly went bust in the 1990s.Read on
TV Sports Markets understands the Telesport agency has acquired rights in Russia to four Olympic Games, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and is currently in negotiations with Fifa for rights to the 2018 World Cup.Read on
Fifa is projecting an additional €480m ($516m) of media-rights income from the 2026 World Cup compared to 2018, an increase of about 20 per cent. Arguably only half of this will be a consequence of expanding the tournament from 32 to 48 teams; the other half being organic growth in the value of the competition from cycle to cycle.Read on
Econet Media chief executive Joseph Hundah has told TV Sports Markets its Kwesé TV pay-television operation must make money quickly on the back of launches in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, after 18 months of acquiring sports rights at a considerable cost.Read on
Finnish commercial and pay-television broadcaster MTV3 acquired a package of ice hockey rights from Infront Sports & Media, negotiating a slightly reduced fee, as local broadcasters wait on the upcoming sale of domestic ice hockey rights.Read on
Uefa’s change in format and centralisation of all national team rights from 2018-19 onward has helped European football’s governing body increase the value of its rights in the UK by about 84 per cent.Read on
Italian public-service broadcaster Rai and sports broadcaster Eurosport have renewed their deals for the Giro d’Italia, but the shorter domestic contract length and dramatic fee increase in both deals illustrates a more aggressive approach from commercial rights-holder RCS Sport.Read on