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ORF and Servus battle sees Austrian national team rights value soar

Stefan Ilsanker of Austria celebrates during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between Scotland and Austria. (Photo by Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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W Series, the all-female motorsport competition, turned down a significant rights fee from UK pay-television broadcaster Sky to renew with commercial broadcaster Channel 4 as it continues to prioritise exposure, SportBusiness Media understands.

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.