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Inside this issue we look at Viaplay's renewal of its F1 rights in the Netherlands, how the Bundesliga is innovating to meet the challenges of a bear market, DAZN's deals for LaLiga in Italy and Portugal, and much more besides.

SportBusiness Media takes a deep dive into the numbers driving the commercial success of Formula 1.

Liberty Global has taken a controlling stake in Formula E, after acquiring shares in the electric motor racing series held by media company Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD)

Warner Bros. Discovery’s five-year ownership of cycling media company Play Sports Network has come to an end as the media giant continues to reshape its digital operations.

The Two Circles agency has been identified as the winning bidder for global broadcast and sponsorship rights to the Uefa Women’s Champions League, SportBusiness understands.

The IMG agency is once again the standout candidate to secure global in-flight and in-ship media rights to major Fifa tournaments after an invitation to tender (ITT) was issued

Uefa has opted to canvass the agency market again for global commercial rights sales to its flagship club competitions in a request for proposal process inviting bids over three or six seasons.

Highlight Communications, the parent company of the Team Marketing agency, has been delivered a boost with the removal of major investor Alexander Studhalter from the US Office of Foreign Assets sanctions…

The Pakistan Cricket Board has launched an invitation to tender for its international media rights, having struggled to strike long-term agreements in key territories since its previous deals expired at the end of 2023.

Leading ski federation claim to be making progress in talks with the International Ski and Snowboard Federation over media rights centralisation but are still 'far away' from an agreement.

Stats Perform has regained exclusive betting data and streaming rights to ICC events in a four-year deal, having been replaced by rival Sportradar from 2021 to 2023.

In the second of a three-part series looking at challenges for rights-holders in the current market, we look at the German Bundesliga’s strategies to ‘tame the bear’.

The new World Athletics Ultimate Championship, a biennial event that currently sits outside the federation’s existing rights agreements, will give organisers “more skin in the game” in terms of inventory, according to the body’s president Sebastian Coe.

Inside this issue, we analyse Uefa's uplifts for rights to the Euros in the UK and Italy, examine European Leagues' collective rights project, and ask if sport should take content off social media platforms.

In the first of a three-part series looking at the challenges for rights-holders in a bear market, we ask if sport should do the unthinkable in search of value: take content off social media platforms.

Ironman has become the latest property to which DAZN has secured broadcast rights in most global markets in a two-year deal that will see coverage showcased on the broadcaster’s free, ad-supported tier.

The appointment of Sunset+Vine to a three-year rights distribution contract builds on its consultancy work with the FEI, a federation whose media rights strategy focuses on providing exposure for sponsors.

Infront has begun selling international broadcast and betting rights to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A after striking one-year deals with the Liga Forte Uniao (LFU) and Libra blocs of clubs, SportBusiness understands.