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The best rugby players on the planet are heading to Japan for the first Asian Rugby World Cup, but what impact will it have on the fan and player base across the continent – and the game’s commercial prospects? SportBusiness Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

As Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook increasingly target media content, legacy pay-TV players face their biggest ever challenge. Frank Dunne looks at a frenzied 10 days which encapsulated both the scale of the threat and the way traditional media companies are responding.

BeIN Media Group, the Qatari broadcaster, has hit out angrily at media reports suggesting beIN Sports channels are being blacked out in the Middle East and North Africa as a consequence of the Saudi Arabia-led economic blockade of Qatar. Frank Dunne and Robin Jellis report. 

Just over a year ago the Spanish sports media industry underwent a seismic shift at the heart of its biggest property when a Royal Decree was passed in order to pave the way for the introduction of the collective selling of Spanish domestic football rights.

Qatar-headquartered pay-television broadcaster beIN has acquired the exclusive rights to the 2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season across the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia Pacific

Saudi Arabia is appealing a World Trade Organization ruling that it has failed to protect intellectual property rights with regards the activities of pirate service beoutQ

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has retained rights to Major League Baseball in France and across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Arabian competition authorities have permanently cancelled the licence of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports and issued a fine of SAR10m (€2.34m/$2.6