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ESPN continues football spending spree with Copa del Rey acquisition

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 30: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona scores the fifth goal during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and CD Leganes at Camp Nou on January 30, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein has said that Germany’s top-tier league has secured a “strong increase” for its international media rights across Europe from 2021-22.

Sources say the deal represents a decrease of about 25 per cent compared to beIN’s previous deal, from 2018-19 to 2020-21.
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LaLiga's recently-secured, record-setting $1.4bn (€1.16bn) media rights deal with ESPN in the United States is the resounding high point thus far in the three-year history of LaLiga North America.

A-League rights fees fall but the rights-holder is considered to have a strong new home on Ten and Paramount+.