Richard Welbirg

The Cyprus Football Association is to push ahead with its plan to create a television channel for the country’s football league despite three top clubs refusing to take part. The clubs believe they can get better fees through individual deals with broadcasters.

The Euroleague doubled the value of its media rights in Turkey this month as pay-television operator Digiturk ousted incumbent rights-holder, NTV Spor.

The acquisition last week by Hong Kong broadcaster TVB of the rights to the 2016 Olympic Games underlines the determination of the broadcaster to protect its dominant position in free-to-air television while making inroads into the pay-television market.

Interview with Carlos Martinez, president of Fox Latin America, on the broadcaster’s deal for the Formula E motor racing series