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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.

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.