David Cook

The Asian Football Confederation’s media and marketing rights tenders – sent out earlier this month – do not cover the Middle East and North Africa, TV Sports Markets has learned.

The Football Association of Malaysia has earned a significant sum for its media rights after opting to split them between online streaming service iflix and telco Telekom Malaysia.

The World Surf League has expanded its global digital rights deal with Facebook, securing a significantly higher fee.

The annual value of Six Nations media rights in Asia has been cut almost in half following a new deal with OTT service RugbyPass.

China Sports Media’s deal for Chinese Super League domestic rights – the emblematic deal of China’s sports-rights gold rush – will be worth just two-thirds of its initial annual value following a renegotiation.

The growth in popularity of billiards in South Korea has helped the Union Mondiale de Billard secure a seven-figure annual dollar fee for its global media and marketing rights.

The value of Australian Open tennis rights in China increased by 75 per cent in the new cycle, from 2018 onward, following new digital and linear broadcast deals.

Indian pay-television broadcaster DSport’s acquisition of rights to the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series between Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh is its most significant deal since its 2017 launch.

The Infront agency, which is consulting the Chinese Basketball Association on the sale of its international media rights on a deal-by-deal basis, struck the CBA’s deal across Southeast Asia with Sportsfix this month.

US Masters media rights in Australia will remain at a similar value in new free-to-air and pay-television deals with Nine and Fox Sports respectively.

Switching from Star to Sony last month helped Formula E increase its media-rights value in the Indian subcontinent.

WWE’s value in Malaysia has stayed flat in a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Astro.