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Eclat Media Group has continued its effort to replace Fox Sports as the dominant pay-television broadcaster in Asia-Pacific, acquiring exclusive rights to The Open Championship across the region in a three-year deal.

Spanish LaLiga’s value in India has seen a sharp decline in media group Viacom 18’s deal for exclusive rights to the property from 2021-22 to 2023-24, driven by a lack of competition.

LaLiga has announced a media rights agreement in China with telco China Mobile, and launched a tender for rights in the Indian subcontinent

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

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.

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

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 Asian Football Confederation has unveiled a new live streaming platform for its member associations, with the Bhutan Football Federation signing up as the service’s first client.

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), formerly known as Multi Screen Media, has acquired exclusive broadcast rights in India and five other markets for the new Masters Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.