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The Chinese Basketball Association is close to reaching its media-rights income target of $60m (€51m) per season for the current cycle.

Event and venue management company iRena is making a substantial loss on its deal for all Chinese Volleyball League media and marketing rights.

Pay-television broadcaster Astro is close to renewing its deal for Uefa national team rights in Malaysia, TV Sports Markets understands.

The Infront Sports & Media agency looks well placed to earn a healthy margin on its World Cup rights across Asia following this month’s deal with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

Two scheduled India tours has helped the Pitch International agency finally sell New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian subcontinent after three years without a deal.

Uefa has earned a healthy increase in the value of its national team rights in a new deal covering Indonesia with the IMG agency.

Cricket Australia’s media rights in the Indian subcontinent have significantly dropped in value in a new long-term deal with Sony Pictures Networks India.

The Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition begins this Saturday with limited international coverage due to a dispute over who can legally sell the rights.

Streaming platform iQiyi has almost doubled its fee in a renewed deal for Australian Open digital rights in China.

US college sports conference the Pac-12 has increased its annual media-rights income in China by about 66 per cent after agreeing a long-term deal with Alisports.

Online streaming platform Tencent is close to agreeing a deal for domestic Chinese Basketball Association rights for a fee close to the total value of the association’s digital rights last season.

Pay-television broadcaster DSport is paying a slightly higher fee than previous rights-holder Ten Sports for the US PGA Championship in the Indian subcontinent.

Board of Control for Cricket in India chief executive Rahul Johri told TV Sports Markets selling global Indian Premier League media rights to Star India for $2.55bn (€2.14bn) was a “game-defining moment”.

Rigour Media’s 10-year deal for digital rights in China to World Snooker events marks the media group’s first significant move into streaming live sport.

The NFL secured a solid increase in the annual value of its digital rights in China from an exclusive deal with online streaming platform Tencent.