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The Swedish Hockey League has ensured its long-term financial security by boosting the value of its domestic rights by over a third in a renewal with TV4 Media out to 2029-30.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is not thought to have seen any competition in its latest five-year renewal of British Touring Car Championship rights.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Baltics region, consisting of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Eleven needed to retain LaLiga rights in Belgium to strengthen its position in carriage negotiations next year.

The value of Uefa’s national-team rights in Scandinavia from 2022-23 has risen sharply, with the European governing body the latest rights-holder to prosper in the region amid a push by broadcasters to seal long-term deals for premium properties.

BeIN Media-owned broadcaster Digiturk has agreed to increase its fee for Turkish Süper Lig rights for the 2020-21 season to help keep the league’s struggling clubs afloat.

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 has renegotiated and extended its deal for domestic top-tier ice hockey, increasing its rights fee from next season, while also strengthening its ties to the sport by adding all rights controlled by the national federation.

The English FA is thought to have achieved a robust fee for rights to the top-tier Women’s Super League in the first domestic rights tender for the property.

Spanish telco Telefónica will hold steady its per-year outlay on Formula One rights in its renewal for the 2021-23 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

Uefa has seen the value of its top-tier Champions League competition fall by a fifth in Italy for the coming 2021-24 cycle. But the drop has been cushioned by the entry of ecommerce giant Amazon, which has committed a considerable amount to acquire a package of rights.

The NBA has avoided a severe decrease in fee for its rights in Belgium despite an absence of competition, renewing with Eleven Sports Network for the 2020-23 cycle at a slight reduction compared to the previous cycle.

Infront has edged closer to enhancing its dominance over skiing media rights, with the agency entering exclusive negotiations with the Swiss Ski Association for international rights from 2022-23, following a hotly contested tender process.

Spanish telco Telefónica has agreed to pay a modest per-season uplift to renew its exclusive NBA rights in Spain for the 2020-23 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 kept its outlay flat on summer Paralympics media rights in its renewal for the Paris 2024 edition, SportBusiness Media understands.

Between Project Big Picture and pay-per-view, it’s not been the best couple of weeks for Premier League football’s public image.

The National Football League has seen a fall in its media-rights income from France in the 2020-23 cycle driven by a decline in the value of its deal with pay-television broadcaster beIN, SportBusiness Media understands.

European football’s governing body Uefa has increased the value of its top-tier Champions League rights in Albania in the 2021-24 cycle by almost a third while also securing free-to-air coverage.

European football’s governing body Uefa has secured a huge hike in revenues from national-team rights in Finland as public-service broadcaster YLE overcame strong competition to secure a long-term deal.

The French Basketball Federation (FFBB) sacrificed domestic media-rights income from its club competitions in order to reboot the sport in free-to-air deals with digital terrestrial broadcasters L’Équipe TV and ‘Sport in France’, SportBusiness Media understands.