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Interview with Rahul Johri, chief executive of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, about the Indian Premier League's $2.55bn deal with Star India

Barry Hearn talks to TV Sports Markets about World Snooker's digital rights deal in China with Rigour Media.

Interview with Sergey Dobrokhvalov, marketing and communications vice president at the Kontinental Hockey League, on the league's recent international rights deal with Lagardère Sports and the league's plans for expansion.

Richard Young, managing director at NFL China, on the NFL's latest exclusive digital rights deal with Tencent

Interview with Adam Kelly, head of global sales at IMG, on media-rights sales for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor and the wider impact of the event.

TV Sports Markets talks to TSA founder and chief executive Marcus Luer about the launch of OTT sports-broadcasting platform Sportsfix in Malaysia. Click here to find out more about Luer's plans for the platform, which include a rollout across Southeast Asia.

Interview with Diego Palma, head of marketing at the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, on the long-term media-rights deal with pay-television broadcaster GolTV.

Interview with Rainer Geier, managing director of Sportradar’s digital platforms and services, about the agency’s launch of a B2B OTT platform for rights-holders.

Interview with Simon Denyer, Perform Group chief executive, on the agency’s deal to market NFL rights outside Europe and the US.

Interview with Sabine Kesseler, managing director, and Nino Ockhuysen, Executive Director, Fight Globe, on the agency's purpose, growth and the state of the combat sports market.
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Interview with Marc Watson, executive chairman of Eleven Sports Networks, about the channel's launch in the US on the back of acquiring One World Sports’ distribution assets.

Interview with Andy Haworth, BT Consumer’s head of strategy, on the telco’s renewal of Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

Interview with Joseph Hundah, chief executive, Econet Media, on the launch of Kwesé TV, Kwesé Free Sports and the challenges that lie ahead.

Interview with Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director, Uefa Events, on the new European club competition media rights sales cycle.

Interview with John Gleasure, chief commercial officer of DAZN, on the Peform-owned OTT platform's launch in Japan and Germany, Austria & Switzerland.