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The expansion of the cross-border Pro12 rugby union competition, following the addition of two South African teams this week, has been driven by three factors: the desire to improve the competitiveness of the league, the aim of bringing its media-rights revenues closer into line with its rivals, and the availability of the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings.Read on
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has earned an increase of about 38 per cent for rights to its second-tier Fight Night events in Australia, but has had to remove incumbent Fox Sports’ exclusivity in order to do so.Read on
It is thought Fox was Discovery’s only rival bidder, but the broadcaster’s limited budget for sports rights did not allow an aggressive bid. Discovery, on the other hand, was very keen on the rightsRead on
World Wrestling Entertainment has continued its transition into a pay-television property outside the US, moving away from free-to-air to sign a four-year deal with SuperSport in sub-Saharan AfricaRead on
UK viewing data for the week between Monday 10th July and Sunday 16th July, including audiences for the British Grand Prix and the second week of Wimbledon and leading free-to-air audiences in June.Read on
In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Cricket, looking at national cricket boards, the International Cricket Council and a special insight into the biggest deals in Asia.Read on
Amaury Sport Organisation has increased the value of its Tour de France media rights across Europe by just under 20 per cent following a renewal with the European Broadcasting Union this month.Read on
BeIN Media Group is making its final preparations for selling Turkish Süper Lig international rights over the coming weeks, after more than a decade of the rights being warehoused by Digiturk.Read on