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Sky Italia holds on to MotoGP as new rival DAZN picks up LaLiga and much of the Fox inventory

Pay-television platform Sky Italia and Perform Group’s OTT service DAZN will probably both be happy with the outcome of an intense period of rights negotiations in Italy.

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LaLiga has secured modest increases in its latest deals across Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia but it saw its value drop in Romania after a protracted bidding process.

Uefa has secured one of its largest cycle-on-cycle increases in recent years after securing a deal with Armenian newcomer OTT player Vivaro Media, which has made an aggressive entry into the market.

Optus is thought to have faced competition from only one other bidder for the Premier League rights: US-based media group ViacomCBS.

The deadline gives the four remaining companies – Team Marketing, Relevent Sports Group, Endeavor and Infront – one last chance to improve or amend their bids to become the exclusive commercial rights agent of Uefa club competitions.