Analysis

Infront’s new deal was finalised late, resulting in the first six matchdays of the 2022-23 Uefa Nations League. from June to September, going without broadcast coverage in Indonesia.

The sale of media rights to Conmebol’s 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifying competition is set to be another chaotic sequence of individual agreements by national federations.

DAZN has taken a further stop towards its aim of establishing itself the global home of women’s football with a deal to show the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s FA Cup in Spain, Italy, Japan and other territories from 2022-23 to 2023-24.

Cricket South Africa has gone to market in India and is seeking consolidated bids for broadcast rights to its properties as well as SA20, the new South African T20 competition due to start in January.

Formula One will significantly increase its media rights income from Brazil over the next three years thanks to strong competition resulting in a lucrative deal with Rede Bandeirantes.

Legends League Cricket (LLC) struck deals with Disney Star and FanCode in order to achieve a blend of exposure and rights fees for the fledgling T20 league which features retired international stars.

Shopping app Daraz has been taking a unique approach to combining sport and ecommerce in Pakistan and other South Asian markets.

Rights-holders and agencies are racing against time to sell sports media rights in the Balkans as competition threatens to subside between the market’s two main media groups, Telekom Srbija and United Media.

DAZN and Mediapro have secured rights for Liga F, the top tier of women’s club football in Spain, after outbidding RTVE to secure five-year deals.

Foxtel, Seven and Telstra will pay a sizeable increase to renew their domestic media rights to the Australian Football League in the face of intense competition from Paramount and Nine.

Christy Collier-Hill, the head of the Women's National Basketball League, has told SportBusiness Media that the property’s first media rights fees reflect its growing popularity and potential. 

An impending renewal of Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association’s domestic media rights by SBS is being bitterly opposed by rival broadcaster JTBC, which has threatened legal action.

Discussions over the centralisation of commercial rights to Brazilian football’s top two divisions, Serie A and Serie B, are in danger of collapsing as two competing blocs of clubs dig in on their revenue distribution demands.

Disney Star and Zee Entertainment have joined forces to pay around three times the previous value for exclusive media rights in India to International Cricket Council events.

Globo has agreed to pay a handsome increase for domestic media rights to the Copa do Brasil, beating competition from commercial broadcaster SBT to secure a key property in its football portfolio.

Sony Pictures Networks secured exclusive rights in the Indian subcontinent to the US Open grand slam tennis tournament, paying a fraction of the previous fee.
USA

ESPN has doubled the amount it pays for English Football League rights in the US, despite only being able to agree a two-season deal with the Pitch International agency.