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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.

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.

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

Neo explains why it bid big for New Zealand cricket rights

IOC carves out five more Asian markets to handle in-house and further weaken ABU rights; Frustrated Barton blasts ABU

Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the exclusive media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Media group Sony Pictures Networks India has struck a two-season extension to its rights deal with the Formula E electric car-racing championship

LaLiga has struck a deal for Facebook to show Spanish top-tier football matches in the Indian subcontinent. The agreement will run for three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21

State-owned broadcaster Bangladesh Television (BTV), pay-television broadcaster Maasranga Television and Nagorik Television have acquired rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in the south Asian country.

Features

The IPL is spawning many copy-cat leagues but rights experts say that they can't all work

Deal in Australia takes ESS over $100m profit threshold for global ICC rights sales

ESS sells ICC rights to ESPN

ESS bucks the trend and gets increase from Sky

World Cup should boost ESS ICC revenues in Australia; Sony, Zee and ESS in battle for BCCI's retendered world rights

'One league good, two leagues bad' for embryonic Indian football market, says IMG

Saturation effect puts brake on Indian cricket rights boom

Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee agreed media-rights deals in France, Germany and Korea for the Olympic Games (see story this issue)

ESPN Star Sports wins La Liga rights after aggressive bid but could still split in the next 12 months

Uefa enjoys big increases for its Champions League and Europa League rights in Asia

Japan withdrawal could hit Traffic Copa revenues ... Sportfive Euro progress in Asia ... Infront narrows down bidders

Multi Channels Asia hoping to ride Asian economic growth and establish a niche

Japan's potential forced withdrawal from Copa America casts doubt over value of Traffic's already-agreed broadcast deal in the country.

This month’s deal between the Pakistan cricket board and broadcasters Ten Sports and ARY Digital is the latest example of cricket boards abandoning traditional sports rights agencies.

Sony is struggling to conclude sub-licensing deals for the cable and satellite rights for this year’s cricket World Cup in Asia outside India and Nepal.

Cricket involving India, rather than cricket in general, being seen as the key content

Rugby League: UK pay-broadcaster BSkyB and public-service broadcaster the BBC acquired the rights for the top-tier Super League, the second-tier National League, international matches and the Challenge…