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Esports organisations ESL and DreamHack are looking to the long-term as they continue to agree media rights deals with more traditional broadcasters.

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

Inside this issue: CRICKET: Star snatches Cricket South Africa rights in India from Sony MOTORSPORT: Formula One closes North American rights cycle with Canadian fee rise

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

Speaking at the FANXP conference in Barcelona in February, leading executives from disruptive companies came together to speak about ‘the fan of the future’, and how DAZN, Eleven and Twitter are pushing the boundaries and meeting fan demand.

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Manu Sawhney has said the governing body is considering unbundling broadcast rights for its major women’s events on the back of record viewing figures f…

The International Olympic Committee will look to find an “equitable solution” with rights-holding broadcasters over payment schedules for rights to the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, according to Timo Lum…

Highlight Communications, the Switzerland-based media company, has reported a 1
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Veteran media executive Jason Kilar has been named chief executive of US entertainment giant WarnerMedia

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Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Bundesliga moves on from past Nordic problems with Nent fee boost CRICKET: Disney’s pivot to India-focused Hotstar strategy opened door to Sky-IPL reunion in the UK B

Agency Pitch International did not face serious competition in the English FA’s tender for international Women’s Super League media rights, SportBusiness Media understands.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the role of agencies in the media-rights market globally.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the role of agencies in the media-rights market globally.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Nent’s colossal Premier League deal shakes up Nordic market CYCLING: Tour, Vuelta deals good for EBU and Discovery but ASO incentive uncertain F

The NFL League is at a pivotal moment in its distribution of media rights outside the US. Deals in two of the league’s most important overseas territories, the UK and China, are up for renewal. The league is also thought to be looking for a new partner for its rights across Europe.

The International Biathlon Union has doubled the value of its global media-rights in a ‘four-plus-four’ deal agreed in exclusive negotiations with the European Broadcasting Union.

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.

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