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The 2018 Olympic Games was shown live in Singapore after a late deal with pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports, which showed some coverage free-to-air.

The Asian Football Confederation’s media and marketing rights tenders – sent out earlier this month – do not cover the Middle East and North Africa, TV Sports Markets has learned.

The Football Association of Malaysia has earned a significant sum for its media rights after opting to split them between online streaming service iflix and telco Telekom Malaysia.

The annual value of Six Nations media rights in Asia has been cut almost in half following a new deal with OTT service RugbyPass.

China Sports Media’s deal for Chinese Super League domestic rights – the emblematic deal of China’s sports-rights gold rush – will be worth just two-thirds of its initial annual value following a renegotiation.

The value of Australian Open tennis rights in China increased by 75 per cent in the new cycle, from 2018 onward, following new digital and linear broadcast deals.

Indian pay-television broadcaster DSport’s acquisition of rights to the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series between Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh is its most significant deal since its 2017 launch.

The Infront agency, which is consulting the Chinese Basketball Association on the sale of its international media rights on a deal-by-deal basis, struck the CBA’s deal across Southeast Asia with Sportsfix this month.

Switching from Star to Sony last month helped Formula E increase its media-rights value in the Indian subcontinent.

WWE’s value in Malaysia has stayed flat in a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Astro.

India’s listed-events legislation is expected to widen to include the Indian Premier League early next year, a move likely to prompt a legal challenge from Star India.

Digital streaming service LeSports has sold on its Fifa World Cup 2018 rights in Hong Kong at a significant discount as it plans to cease operations in the territory.

The NBA has increased its annual media-rights value in Taiwan via a new agreement with Videoland, which has subsequently sublicensed rights to Eleven Sports.

The New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion secured broadcast coverage in India for the first time via a deal with pay-television broadcaster DSport.

MP & Silva’s deal with OTT platform Sportsfix this month will ensure Serie A coverage in Malaysia for the first time in almost two years.