Richard Welbirg

Ecuador’s football federation and its government have reached an agreement that will ensure the existing contract for the country’s domestic league will run to the end of its term in 2017.

An unsolicited Esporte Interativo offer drove media group Globo to more than treble its fee for domestic Copa do Brasil rights in a deal with the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol.

Astro’s renewed deal with the Badminton Association of Malaysia will see the telco invest much more in promotion but is largely unchanged in cash terms.

Dutch commercial broadcaster RTL paid close to a three-fold increase to strike a long-term deal for Professional Darts Corporation rights in the Netherlands.

Reigning Brazilian champion Palmeiras has brought the battle over Série A club’s pay-television rights to an end by agreeing a deal with Esporte Interativo from 2019.

Eleven Sports Network’s deal for Euro 2016 in Singapore also included rights to the 2020 European Championship, plus European Qualifier matches from 2016-17 to 2021-22

The Asian Football Confederation ends nearly two years of speculation and confirms the extension the World Sport Group agency negotiated to its existing deal is dead.

MP & Silva has struggled to refinance its investment in English Premier League rights across Asia-Pacific, outside Japan, TV Sports Markets understands.

ATP World Tour betting streaming rights have been acquired by the IMG agency after it beat four other bidders – including the incumbent Perform Group

Two recent deals with the National Basketball Association have fulfilled different needs for Eleven Sports Network in Singapore and Taiwan.

Chinese streaming operator LeSports will change its acquisition strategy to focus on premium content, chief executive Lei Zhenjian told TV Sports Markets this week.

Uncertainties over the Brazilian football calendar and a dispute over revenue sharing is delaying a new rights agreement for the Primeira Liga – Brazil’s newest football competition.