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Frank Dunne talked to three experts about benchmarks for global rights strategies, how much expertise is transferable down the pyramid and how OTT can fit into future strategies. 

Frank Dunne reports on how the NBA tries to maximise its international media-rights income by approaching each market with complete flexibility.

Facebook's decision to prioritise 'meaningful social interactions' over throwaway content in changes to its news feed algorithm will have significant implications for rights holders. Adam Nelson looks at how the sports ecosystem can adapt.

The 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup saw a 53:47 gender split in ITV audiences in the UK· Crowds of 50,000 attended the first few games of the new AFL Women's Australian Rules tournament

In this month's issue we cover the following: EPL AUCTION – stagnant fees bring league to crossroads SUPER BOWL ACTIVATIONS – the cutting edge of sports sponsorship activations NFL 201

The Premier League going down in value? The unthinkable has happened. Frank Dunne investigates what happened, and whether the market is at a pivotal point where an old way of doing business can no longer be relied upon to deliver the necessary premiums.

In just half a season, the Golden Knights NHL expansion team has captured the imagination of the US sports world with its success on the ice and, just as importantly, shattered the long-standing myth that Las Vegas is not a viable market for a major sports team.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Atlanta stadium bucks concession pricing trend; Fox buys Thursday Night Football rights; and Solo files complaint against US Soccer

In this week's China sports industry round-up: CSL extends media rights deal with CSM; Sina partners with Mediapro to promote 3x3; and NBA plans month-long Chinese New Year celebration.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: North Korea's Pyeongchang involvement inches closer; referendum could create ‘Team Taiwan’ at next Olympics ; and state claims sport industry generated RMB 1.9tn in 2016.

Adam Nelson sits down with Ben Morel, the NBA's managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to discuss how the basketball league is developing its fanbase - and income - overseas.

Major League Baseball’s relatively small global footprint provides the league’s great challenge in international rights sales. But in its favour are a handful of markets where baseball is extremely popular and some of the most storied imagery in world sport.

Money from Murdoch’s pay-television operations has transformed the fortunes of sports leagues around the world over the last 30 years and suddenly it looks like the tap is about to be turned off. 

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Alibaba Cloud replaces Alibaba E-Auto as title of UAE-based event; Youth team leaves Germany following Tibet protest; and home fighters shine during UFC's Chinese debut

Frank Dunne reveals the inside story of IMG's triumphant bid for Serie A international rights and how the agency now plans to monetise its property.