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Turkish agency Saran has negotiated a price reduction for rights to the English Premier League for the 2019-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands, the first time it has achieved this since acquiring the property at the turn of the decade.

Mola TV, the new entrant to Indonesia’s sports broadcasting market, is employing a novel strategy straddling pay-television, free-to-air and digital distribution channels to exploit the Premier League rights it has acquired for the upcoming 2019-22 cycle.

Infront faces a challenge to refinance its spend on English Premier League free-to-air rights in sub-Saharan Africa, despite spending half as much on the 2019-22 rights compared to the 2016-19 cycle.

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus’s surprise move to share all its English Premier League rights in France for the 2019-22 cycle with telco Altice was related to a carriage deal secured late last year with the company, SportBusiness Media understands. This deal enabled Canal’s platform to show RMC Sport channels, allowing it access to the Uefa Champions League.

After two failed negotiations in an uncompetitive environment, the English Premier League has completed a deal in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos with pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions that will see the value of its rights halve.

An Irish court has issued the nation’s first-ever order of its kind against the nation's five main internet service providers to block illegal live-streaming of English Premier League matches.

Caribbean Premier Sports Limited, a joint venture between telcos C&W Communications and Digicel, has launched a dedicated English Premier League channel called ‘Rush’, which will be added to C&W’s Flow …

Multi-territory sports broadcaster Setanta Sports will launch in Ukraine on August 1, having picked up a host of sports rights in the country

Indonesian state broadcaster TVRI has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television operator Mola TV for free-to-air rights to football’s English Premier League.

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Social media giant Facebook’s challenges around its Copa Libertadores coverage in Latin America have convinced it that non-exclusive rights models form “one of the best ways” of breaking into markets where entrenched viewing habits restrict the potential for exclusive rights to grow engagement with the platform.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star is close to renewing its rights for the English Premier League at a discount, having faced little competition in the auction, SportBusiness Media understands.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

Pay-television broadcaster All Media Baltics used its pan-regional competitive advantage to retain  English Premier League’s rights in the Baltics without a hefty increase in cost.

South Korea can be added to the list of Asian markets where English Premier League rights have fallen in value in the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media has learned.

IMG continues to recoup its investment in English Premier League rights in Eastern Europe with a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Sportklub in the Balkans.

English Premier League rights are set to fall in value in yet more Asian markets, with weak competition triggering a 32 per cent drop in the value of its rights in Japan and the Philippines.

The English Premier League has avoided a dramatic decrease in the value of its rights in Vietnam after media group Canal Plus swooped in following the collapse of talks between the league and social media giant Facebook.

The value of English Premier League rights has fallen significantly in Singapore and declined once again in Malaysia with each country’s incumbent rights-holder needing to cut costs internally and facing little external competition.

A new player has emerged that could shake up the Danish sport-rights market before the upcoming domestic Danish Superliga tender after a subsidiary of the country’s largest telco, TDC Group, sublicensed English Premier League rights from Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has held on to English Premier League rights in Romania, giving it leverage in upcoming carriage negotiations with local pay-television operators

Telco Digicel has renewed its Premier League rights in the Pacific Islands at a flat fee

Web portal Rambler has acquired English Premier League rights in Russia, moving the country’s sports broadcast market further into the digital realm.

The English Premier League has increased the value of its rights in 27 territories across Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia in two separate deals, after carving out Bulgaria to capitalise on…