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Rugby union digital media platform Rugbypass has stepped back from the rights market after putting its streaming business ambitions on pause, resulting in falls in the value of Six Nations and European Professional Club Rugby rights it previously held, in replacement deals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Robert Klein, CEO, and Kevin Sim, Head of Asia-Pacific, at Bundesliga International explain the German football league’s approach to the first two media-rights deals of its new sales cycle in Asia, in Japan and Vietnam.

As major sports properties return to action, the attention of broadcasters in Asia-Pacific is turning to rights-fee rebates and other forms of compensation for the Covid-19 interruption.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Southeast Asia

The shutdown of live sport due to the Covid-19 pandemic has stopped media-rights payments and negotiations, and prompted a scramble by broadcasters for alternative content across Asia-Pacific.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport and digital platform Global Cycling Network have jointly acquired exclusive rights to this year’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Flanders Classics race in a deal covering E…

Alex Peebles, the former senior vice-president, Southeast Asia at sports streaming operator DAZN, has joined The Athletic, the subscription-based sports website, in a commercial role focused on the Asia-Pacific…

The former head of Disney in Asia, Uday Shankar, is forming a new venture with James Murdoch to invest in technology and media opportunities in India and other Asian markets

Data and digital media firm Sportradar has announced an eight-year, global data and video rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation, covering the 2021-28 period

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Discovery-owned broadcaster Eurosport’s deal in Europe and Asia-Pacific for new franchise-based competition the International Swimming League also mandates it to act as the rights-holder’s global media-rights agency.

Fox Sports Asia’s desire to reduce its spend on rights to The Open in Asia-Pacific opened the door for OTT platform GolfTV to grab non-exclusive rights alongside the pay-television broadcaster.

The beIN Media Group has so far been the main beneficiary of the DAZN Group’s decision to delay the launch of its OTT service in Southeast Asia.

• IMG has secured big increases in most major markets for Serie A but is still likely to lose money • Agency was given discount for favouring visibility over price in US in ESPN / beIN face-off • O

Uefa has finalised a host of media-rights deals for its national-team properties around the world as the start of its new cycle draws near.

Twitter will take a patient approach to the acquisition of sports rights in Asia-Pacific, according to its head of sports partnerships in the region.

On the back of Twitter's purchase of the IPL rights tender and its announcement of several sports streaming deals in Asia-Pacific, Aneesh Madani talks to TV Sports Markets about the social media platform's future strategy regarding sports rights in the region.

Public-service broadcaster ABC missed out on free-to-air rights to the Australian A-League and Australia national team matches as it cannot sell advertising, TV Sports Markets understands.

Lagardère Sports last month agreed to distribute international media rights to events organised by the Football Association of Thailand.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses media-rights in some of the top Football properties outside of Europe

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses media-rights in some of the top Football properties outside of Europe

Acquiring rights to Formula One motor racing in Poland will provide a small boost to Eleven Sports Network’s ambitious target of breaking even within three years of launch.

Al Jazeera set to buy out MP & Silva from beIN Sports in Asia

Aston Villa expanding its media coverage in US

Dentsu Asian Olympics deal drives revenue growth for IOC

Interview with Simon Greenberg, global head of rights for News Corp, on the company’s Asian clip rights strategy.

News Corp says it will succeed with sports clips where other media companies s have failed

The rights acquisitions behind News Corp’s BallBall app