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Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa continues to grow club competition income in Austria & Switzerland HANDBALL: EHF Champions League rescheduling hits rights round in France

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Europa League value falls in France in wake of Champions League frenzy FOOTBALL: Premier League goes early in Nordics and opens up option of premium six-season deal

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa secures massive Champions League hike in Germany as broadcaster battle heats up

Sports marketing companies and private equity houses bidding to become the vehicle for the delivery of Fifa’s new China-hosted club competition in 2021 will face the same challenge: the competition is only likely to be successful if a Chinese company is involved.

Tomos Grace discusses the company’s three-pronged strategy, its role as a ‘free-funnel’ for rights-holders, and its plans to develop its ‘pay’ and ‘live’ offers.

Cricket's Pakistan Super League (PSL) has signed up Chinese telco Oppo as a sponsor ahead of its 2020 edition

The International Table Tennis Federation has decided against awarding its commercial rights wholesale to an agency in its next cycle, and will instead use a combination of in-house expertise and agency…

The general assembly of Belgium’s Pro League today decided to award domestic media rights to subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports from 2020-21 onwards, but resistance from two member clubs has prevented t…

The Premier League will continue to prefer broadcast-rights deals despite its moves to raise its capacity to adopt a direct-to-consumer model in the next cycle, the league’s executive director, Bill B…

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Premier League club Liverpool’s decision to launch ‘paid-for’ content options on global video-sharing platform YouTube is a taster of how the platform will develop its sports-broadcasting partnerships.

There are two truisms in the sale of sports media rights which at first glance appear difficult to reconcile. One is that every market has a unique set of characteristics and the value earned is contingent upon those characteristics at the moment the rights are sold. The other is that the early deals in a market-by-market sales cycle create a psychological benchmark which affects how sales in the following markets play out.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Mediapro ‘bias’ claims cast cloud over Champions League award in France FOOTBALL: Uefa benefits from US digital battle as club competition values soar FOO

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of Major League Baseball

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of Major League Baseball

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: BT looks to secure sports future with huge Champions League renewal FOOTBALL: Caf-Lagardère dispute throws market into confusion, agency mulls legal options

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Digiturk and LaLiga end deal in Turkey amid currency crisis FOOTBALL: Timing will be critical to Serie A domestic rights tender

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus is facing a big loss on international rights to the French Top 14 rugby union competition following difficulties securing distribution in key markets.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the National Football League

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the National Football League

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: UK, France may drive global Champions League revenue downturn FOOTBALL: Bundesliga agrees big fee rise in US with ESPN, but takes exposure gamble

Wanda Sports’ mass participation drive and its subsidiary Infront’s push for summer sports were the basis for their decision to push into athletics through a record 10-year agreement with the International Association of Athletics Federation, from 2020.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa set to agree record deal with Deutsche Telekom for Euro 2024 FOOTBALL: LaLiga shifts to fee plus revenue share in Premier Sports UK, Ireland deals

The Infront agency has almost doubled the value of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s global media and marketing rights and promised future digital investment and collaboration to seal a 10-year agreement.

Inside this issue: BASKETBALL: Euroleague secures robust fee rise in Turkey amid booming basketball interest AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL eyes further brand boost with ProSiebenSat

Sky New Zealand’s acquisition of RugbyPass will help the OTT service continue to focus on revenue and user growth in its target markets outside rugby union’s ‘Big Six’ territories, its founder and chief executive Tim Martin has told SportBusiness Media.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the global media-rights of the English Premier League.

At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: BBC pays blockbuster fee for Women’s Euro 2021 UK rights as market surges F