Callum McCarthy, Europe office

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Channel 4 took advantage of a lack of interest from incumbents to secure rights to the Uefa Euro 2024 qualifiers and 2022-23 Nations League matches of the England men’s national football team

A direct-to-consumer offering such as LaLiga Pass – which has already been rolled out in Indonesia and Thailand – is thought to be LaLiga’s current preferred fallback option should its deal with Fite collapse.

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Sources say that despite strong interest from DAZN and Sky, BT submitted the only concrete bid for UFC rights from 2023 onward.

The English Premier League was unable to spare itself from bearish conditions in the French sports media rights market as the value of its rights decreased in a deal with Canal Plus last year.

BT Sport is on the verge of striking a multi-year renewal to continue its coverage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland, warding off interest from DAZN and Sky, SportBusiness understands

SportBusiness understands Fite is currently in exclusive negotiations with LaLiga over a proposed three-season deal from 2022-23 to 2024-25.

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With four months remaining until the beginning of the 2022-23 season, experts say beIN holds an advantage over Saran as the battle for Turkish Süper Lig rights moves on to private negotiations.

France Télévisions’ deal for media rights to the 2024 Summer Paralympic Games in Paris will see the event’s value increase by over 6,000 per cent in France, despite the fee falling below the original asking price.
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Conrad was a highly influential executive during a period of consistent growth for Univision prior to this year's merger with Televisa.