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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.

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.

The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has received two bids for the domestic broadcast rights to its national team’s qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup, according to media reports in the country.

Subscription OTT sports platform DAZN has appointed Julian Skeels as vice-president of product acquisition, retention and payments

Emir Osmanbegovic, the sports media executive who previously headed up Eurosport’s international sports production activities, is to lead a newly-created sports arm at Nexiko, the independent production c…
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The ICM Partners agency has agreed a deal with Major League Wrestling to sell television and streaming rights for the competition

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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

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

Inside this issue: TENNIS: Amazon pays premium in French Open domestic rights play BASKETBALL: China’s Tencent sees off Youku to keep NBA digital rights in record deal F