Frank Dunne

The IMG agency has initiated a damages claim against the Italian football league, Lega Serie A, for €50m ($57m).

Italy’s Lega Serie A is heading for a big drop in the value of the media rights to the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup following last year’s decision to take the rights in-house and sell market-by-market.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, is thought to be close to a deal with telco PCCW for Euro 2020 rights in Hong Kong.

Perform’s B2B data and betting division likely to be sold in the coming months Sale could help fund DAZN’s ambitious global expansion D

The value of Premier League rights in Hong Kong more than halved in the deal agreed last week with PCCW Media, owner of the Now TV pay-television service

After a year in which there have been some aggressive new players, a high-profile agency collapse, a massive state-run piracy scandal and continuing question marks about the future of traditional pay-TV operators, Frank Dunne talks to media-rights consultant Phil Lines about the forces shaping the industry and what is in store for 2019.

Global rights growth experiencing slowdown as pay-TV wars cool Big tech companies will be selective and limited in ambition outside the US

Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

2018 was the year Facebook got serious about buying live sports rights. Frank Dunne talks to Peter Hutton, Facebook’s director of global live sports partnerships and programming, about the thinking behind those deals and the social media platform’s ambitions for live sport in 2019

Frank Dunne talks to Patrick Murphy, chief executive of DDMC Fortis, on the agency’s deal for the global commercial rights to the competitions of the Asian Football Confederation. The long-form agreement was signed on October 29.

DDMC Fortis, the agency created to sell global commercial rights to the competitions of the Asian Football Confederation, will go to market next year in bullish mood, despite having paid a rights fee – $…

The increase of 190 per cent in the value of the rights to France’s second football division, Ligue 2, was unusual in that it was not driven by direct competition between players in the market.