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In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the golf media-rights landscape.

Inside this issue: MOTORSPORT: Formula 1 embarks on Brazilian reset in two-year Band deal FOOTBALL: Internet exclusivity ban weighs on Sky Italia’s Europa League renewal fee F

Inside this issue: CRICKET: Channel 4 survives late scare to secure UK rights to England v India series FOOTBALL: Bundesliga more than doubles Polish value, continues strong European sales

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Disney renewal provides slither of stability for Argentine football league BASKETBALL: NBA floats League Pass option in beIN renewal talks in France

Media giant Disney has agreed to pay a sizeable one-off fee to secure a three-season extension to its domestic broadcast rights to Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol (LPF), following a legal spat that had threatened to end its relationship with the league.

LIVENow, the streaming platform launched by Aser Ventures, has recruited the experienced sports media rights executive Peter Leible as head of sport

LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has signed up pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports México as the latest client for its anti-piracy venture, while Belgium’s Pr…

Sports data company Sportradar has agreed a multi-year data and media rights deal with Australian second-tier, semi-professional basketball league NBL1

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Cricket South Africa was underpaid by about R100m for Mzansi Super League international media and commercial rights in 2018 and 2019, according to a report into widespread misconduct and mismanagement at the governing body.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Serie A’s stripped-down international rights tender puzzles agencies FOOTBALL: Conmebol World Cup qualifier distributors face losses after disastrous US process IC

Media-rights deals for the 36th America’s Cup sailing tournament prioritised supporting the competition’s key revenue vertical of sponsorship and building its fanbase for future iterations.

Boosting the take-up of TriathlonLive, the direct-to-consumer OTT service operated jointly by the Infront agency and World Triathlon, is seen by experts as the agency’s best chance of increasing the margins on its global rights deal with the sport’s world governing body.

Adding Eurosport’s content to a bundle of Discovery channels is the key to helping Discovery Communications build market share for its new subscription streaming platform discovery+ in an increasingly competitive OTT landscape, according to Andrew Georgiou, the president of Eurosport’s global sports rights and sports marketing solutions.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa national-team rights value swells in Scandinavia in six-season deals FOOTBALL: Mena drives Bundesliga fee shortfall, mixed results for Fox replacements

Boutique agencies were at the fore in the sales process for international rights to the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa, with the bigger players opting not to participate due to the carving out of key territories.

Watch.Hockey, the direct-to-consumer OTT service recently launched by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), in collaboration with tech company Nagra, represents a new commercial model that could encourage more mid-tier sports properties to develop state-of-the-art D2C platforms.

Bundesliga international rights declined in value in 2020-21 as the league struggles to find a home in the Middle East and found mixed results replacing its multi-territory Fox deal via market-by-market sales.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: FA’s WSL carve-out pays dividends in exclusive Sky deal FOOTBALL: Infront questions private equity as agency’s primacy in football threatened MOT

Varavuth Jentanakul, founder and chief executive of Thai media company Zense Entertainment, explains the story behind his company’s landmark eight-year deal for Football Association of Thailand rights.

The Infront agency has called into question the value for sports bodies of entering partnerships with private equity companies, arguing that such deals result in a “loss of control”.

Thai media company Zense Entertainment and international broadcaster Eleven Sports are discussing the creation of a linear and digital media platform for Thai domestic football in the wake of Zense’s landmark eight-year rights deal with the Thai FA.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the handball media-rights landscape.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Amazon entry cushions Champions League fee decline in Italy SKIING: Infront draws closer to skiing monopoly as it enters exclusive Swiss Ski talks

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.

Manchester United and Liverpool will push ahead with their demand to exploit some of their English Premier League matches on their own digital channels despite the likely damage this will cause to the value of the league’s main international rights package, SportBusiness Media understands.

Uefa’s first-ever sale of centralised global media rights to the Women’s Champions League is thought to have drawn bids from at least four established sports-rights agencies, one new-entry agency player and one media group.

Inside this issue: AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL rights fee falls in France in beIN renewal FOOTBALL: Uefa makes huge national team gains in Finland amid fierce competition