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After successive 70-per-cent rises in the last two cycles there were only two sets of circumstances in which the Premier League was likely to secure another increase in the value of its domestic live rights.Read on
Spanish agency Mediapro said this week it wanted to create and distribute a Serie A league channel on the same model as the LaLiga channel it distributes in Spain. But Italian law may make this impossible.Read on
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation’s new 10-season deal with Saudi Telecom will see the Saudi Professional League return to free-to-air television – a key step in the government’s plan to transform the league into a powerful pan-regional marketing platform.Read on
Rights in Greece to Spain’s LaLiga have increased in value by about 50 per cent, while German Bundesliga rights have stayed flat in deals this month with Asset Ogilvy and Cosmote respectively.Read on
UK viewing data for the week between Monday 29th January and Sunday 4th February. In the week of the English Premier League domestic auction we look at the league's leading audiences in 2017-18 so far.Read on
Pay-television operator Sky Italia believes its acquisition of exclusive rights to motor racing’s Formula One world championship can expand its subscriber base, which has been stuck at 4.7m to 4.8m for more than five years.Read on
China Sports Media’s deal for Chinese Super League domestic rights – the emblematic deal of China’s sports-rights gold rush – will be worth just two-thirds of its initial annual value following a renegotiation.Read on