Reginald Ajuonuma

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Disney renewal provides slither of stability for Argentine football league BASKETBALL: NBA floats League Pass option in beIN renewal talks in France

English football’s fifth-tier, the National League, bucked the market trend to secure an increase in its media-rights fee in its latest domestic renewal with telco BT.

The National Basketball Association entertained the possibility of going exclusively direct-to-consumer in France as a way of counterbalancing a lack of competition in its latest renewal with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports, SportBusiness Media understands.

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UK commercial broadcaster ITV is not thought to have seen any competition in its latest five-year renewal of British Touring Car Championship rights.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa national-team rights value swells in Scandinavia in six-season deals FOOTBALL: Mena drives Bundesliga fee shortfall, mixed results for Fox replacements

Boutique agencies were at the fore in the sales process for international rights to the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa, with the bigger players opting not to participate due to the carving out of key territories.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: FA’s WSL carve-out pays dividends in exclusive Sky deal FOOTBALL: Infront questions private equity as agency’s primacy in football threatened MOT

The English FA is thought to have achieved a robust fee for rights to the top-tier Women’s Super League in the first domestic rights tender for the property.

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UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 kept its outlay flat on summer Paralympics media rights in its renewal for the Paris 2024 edition, SportBusiness Media understands.

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