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Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV last week agreed a sublicensing deal with the Suning conglomerate to acquire Uefa Champions League rights for the remainder of the current cycle, from 2018-19 to 2020-21

• League has brought in consultants Alvarez & Marsal to advise on OTT platform • New distribution strategy will be in place for the next rights cycle, from 2022-23 season • B

Sony Pictures Networks India’s deal for Uefa club-competition rights last month has produced a marginally better result for Uefa than market experts anticipated, but still sees a dramatic decrease in t…

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV is in discussions to renew rights to three of its most important football properties: the Uefa Champions League, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.

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

Facebook this week sublicensed some coverage of Spain’s LaLiga to Sony Pictures Networks India across the Indian subcontinent, recouping about 20 per cent of its investment in the rights.

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.

Uefa and LaLiga will see significant reductions in their media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent as Facebook and Sony Pictures Networks India capitalise on the region’s cooling football rights market

The Infront agency has already exceeded its guarantee to Fifa for rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups across Asia with rights to the 2022 tournament still to sell in all but its most-valuable market, China, TV Sports Markets understands.

Facebook has acquired English Premier League rights in Vietnam, its second deal for the league’s rights in a major Southeast Asian market.

Social media company Facebook has beaten an incumbent pay-television broadcaster to media rights of a flagship property for the first time, TV Sports Markets understands.

LaLiga has increased the value of its rights in 13 European and Asian markets by about 20 per cent in a single deal with the Advisers Media International agency.

Fierce competition helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India earn a substantial increase in the value of its global media rights last week.

Sina Sports is aiming to grow its mass-participation events to make up for its decision not to compete for premium sports rights, Sina’s senior vice president has told TV Sports Markets.