Reginald Ajuonuma

Inside this issue: MOTORSPORT: F1 sees massive fee hike in Germany in shift behind Sky paywall FOOTBALL: Tough market weighs on DFL domestic rights income

Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, has secured a strong media-rights fee in addition to substantial free-to-air exposure in its deal with commercial broadcaster RTL in the Netherlands.

UK telco BT’s acquisition of Turkish Süper Lig rights for the remainder of the 2019-20 season is a ‘toe-in-the-water’ ahead of a potential longer-term agreement, SportBusiness Media understands.

Inside this issue: BASEBALL: MLB sees sharp fee hike in Turner renewal ahead of possible postseason expansion

The International Gymnastic Federation’s (FIG) rekindling of its relationship with the European Broadcasting Union after a 20-year break was given impetus by the federation’s recent difficulties with exposure.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Rivals dent Nent’s Nordic dominance in big money Uefa club deals FOOTBALL: LaLiga begins European rights sales with revenue gains in Nordics, Balkans TE

L’Équipe TV’s deal for French rights to the German DFB-Pokal covered just the climax of the 2019-2020 club knock-out competition, SportBusiness Media understands, meaning the property is still without a stable broadcast relationship in the country.

Dutch telco Ziggo has landed exclusive multi-platform rights in the Netherlands to the ATP men’s tennis tour, SportBusiness Media understands.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Bundesliga starts Asian sales with Sky PerfecTV deal in Japan AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Amazon’s NFL renewal unlikely to herald major push in next cycle ES

Pent-up appetite for sports viewing is expected to be released in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving rights-holders an opportunity to attract significant new audiences.

Inside this issue: CYCLING: Prospect of virtual Tour de Suisse prompts rights wrangle FOOTBALL: Match TV fends off new entrants to retain Uefa club rights in Russia

The Tour de Suisse cycling race may be held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But it is not certain that the Infront agency, which distributes the media rights to the physical event, will have the rights to the e-cycling equivalent.