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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, TV Sports Markets 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.

Major League Baseball has secured an uplift in the value of its media rights in China despite the early termination of its deal with LeSports.

Digital media company Perform is close to agreeing a deal for Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights across five Southeast Asian markets, TV Sports Markets understands.

Two more India tours have not prevented a fall in the value of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) media rights in the Indian subcontinent.

Perform-owned OTT platform DAZN believes it is in position to drive growth in Japan’s pay-television sports market after a deal to acquire most of its former rival's rights.