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The Malaysian Football League had a tough 2019, which saw clubs suffering revenue shortfalls after two big commercial partners backed out of their deals. In the wake of making some significant commercial deals starting in 2020, Kevin McCullagh talks to MFL's chief commercial officer, Winnie Chan, about how the league is trying to recover.

DAZN and Eleven are striving to please consumers with their flexible, multi-platform, low-cost products. But they are finding that fans generally want sports content the way they've always had it: live and in their living room.

The English Premier League’s plans for an OTT service are focused on the Asian market, but the sheer variation in market conditions means existing OTT broadcasters are still figuring their way in the region.

Commercial and pay-television broadcaster MTV3 has acquired rights in Finland to the FIM Motocross World Championship in a new four-year deal, from 2020 to 2023

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Manu Sawhney has said the governing body is considering unbundling broadcast rights for its major women’s events on the back of record viewing figures f…

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is staying tight-lipped as to whether it will withhold an upcoming fee instalment for the Dutch Eredivisie football league in the light of the ongoing suspension of…

The European Handball Federation’s move to provide alternative dates for its competitions has not only afforded the necessary details to stakeholders for planning purposes, but also offers concrete information f…

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Four years from its launch, OTT broadcaster DAZN is blazing a trail for sports streaming services around the world. Chief executive Simon Denyer reflects on the first years of operation and the potential challenges from tech companies moving into sport and major rights-holders going it alone.

As more and more streaming services come to market, industry research suggests sharp resistance to consumers carrying more than three each, heightening the race for customer acquisition. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

NFL Game Pass is the fastest-growing single-sport OTT service in the world, targeting both casual and avid fans. Frank Dunne speaks with representatives from some of the service's major stakeholders on how Game Pass fits into the league’s global media-rights strategy.

NFL Game Pass is the fastest-growing single-sport OTT service in the world, targeting both casual and avid fans.

NFL Game Pass is the fastest-growing single-sport OTT service in the world, targeting both casual and avid fans.

NFL Game Pass is the fastest-growing single-sport OTT service in the world, targeting both casual and avid fans

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

Chris Russo, founder of Fifth Generation Sports, takes a look at what media companies need to think about before making deals with sports betting organizations.

Media rights are the fastest-growing revenue stream in esports – particularly in Asia – but, according to Riot Games’ head of strategic partnerships Jamie Lewin, they’re still a secondary target for game publishers. Kelvin Tan reports.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has developed a new suite of fan statistics to activate its sponsorship rights for this year’s Six Nations rugby championship.

Pooling media rights to Korea’s K-League with national-team matches was supposed to create a property more valuable than the sum of its parts. John Duerden investigates why it isn’t working yet.

Fifa's former director of marketing and current FIH chief executive Thierry Weil looks back on a year in which the hockey federation launched its own OTT platform and outlines his plans to monetise the new service. Ben Cronin reports.

Four Inside Track contributors from around the world reflect on what they saw as the key industry developments of 2019 .

Media rights increases for the Uefa Champions League in the UK, US and France have vindicated Team Marketing's decision to start its sales process early in these markets. But the agency won't be getting carried away just yet, writes Frank Dunne.

Surveys show that public attitudes to content piracy are positive and ingrained in Southeast Asia. Kelvin Tan asks broadcasters and rights-holders what can be done to head off a growing problem.

The Maryland-based owner of local TV stations has rapidly become a major player in the US sports media landscape, and has aggressive goals for more growth.

A greater variety of sports are now available due to OTT offerings but OTT rights fees still fall well short of those paid by linear TV companies. Eric Fisher asks how soon it will be before live streaming makes up the majority of the sports media landscape, if ever.

Jon Tibbs, chairman and founder of JTA considers the impact of The Athletic’s first move outside its US homeland.

The death of former Conmebol president Nicolás Leoz has brought South American football one step closer to closing the book on an era of corruption. As global agencies and investment funds are taking advantage of the power vacuum, Callum McCarthy examines the current landscape and asks if and when that book can be closed for good.