Reginald Ajuonuma

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.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Amazon entry cushions Champions League fee decline in Italy SKIING: Infront draws closer to skiing monopoly as it enters exclusive Swiss Ski talks

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.

Inside this issue: AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL rights fee falls in France in beIN renewal FOOTBALL: Uefa makes huge national team gains in Finland amid fierce competition

The National Football League has seen a fall in its media-rights income from France in the 2020-23 cycle driven by a decline in the value of its deal with pay-television broadcaster beIN, SportBusiness Media understands.

The French Basketball Federation (FFBB) sacrificed domestic media-rights income from its club competitions in order to reboot the sport in free-to-air deals with digital terrestrial broadcasters L’Équipe TV and ‘Sport in France’, SportBusiness Media understands.

Inside this issue: RUGBY UNION: Amazon’s Autumn Nations Cup swoop triggers speculation over rugby intentions FOOTBALL: Premier League sees steep discount in short-term China deal A

Tech giant Amazon’s acquisition of UK rights to the Autumn Nations Cup competition has triggered a debate over whether the company will now embark upon a concerted push into rugby.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky renewed its NFL media-rights deal in the UK and Ireland at an unchanged fee, SportBusiness Media understands.

Inside this issue: MULTI-SPORT: Covid-19 bursts China bubble amid changing political, economic winds FOOTBALL: AFC and FMA to renegotiate global rights contract

Dutch telco Ziggo has secured another fee reduction in its latest renewal of Spanish LaLiga rights amid a lack of competition in the market.