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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.

Talks between the Turkish Football Federation and pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports have continued as the country’s governing body pushes for an amendment to the pair’s arrangement.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired multi-territory rights to the second edition of the International Swimming League

SporTV, the pay-television broadcaster owned by Brazilian media group Globo, has acquired rights to tennis’ French Open, one of the sport’s four grand slam events, until 2023.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has said that its ongoing concerns over piracy have prompted it to decide against renewing its German Bundesliga rights in the Middle East and North Africa