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Having a larger package of content to sell has helped Uefa earn a slight increase in the overall value of its national-team rights in Bulgaria, with third-party rights proving particularly popular.

The Mediapro agency has sealed several last-minute deals with IMG and Saran Media across Eastern Europe for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, after cancelling its deal with MP & Silva.

LaLiga has taken back its rights in a series of Eastern European countries from the MP & Silva agency and will re-tender them, TV Sports Markets understands.

Telekom Austria’s push for Champions League rights helped drive the value of Uefa club competitions in Bulgaria up by about 30 per cent from 2018-19.

Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.

Swedish media company Modern Times Group has confirmed that it has sold its 95-per-cent share in Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group to Advance Media Group.

Digital entertainment company Modern Times Group has announced that it will be seeking a new buyer for its majority stake in Nova Broadcasting Group, after terminating its agreement with the investment…

Bulgarian commercial broadcaster Nova has acquired English Premier League rights in a new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, directly from the rights-holder

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.

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The Bulgarian top-tier football league suffered a rights-fee cut in its new deal with Nova Broadcasting Group. The drop is part of a longer-term decline in the value of the league’s domestic media rights caused largely by the country’s wider economic difficulties.

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Pre-emptive offers from agencies "too good to turn down".