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Spain’s LaLiga has reached its revenue target for international rights from 2015-16 with rights in some smaller territories left to sell, TV Sports Markets understands.

French telco Altice signalled its intent to bid aggressively for sports rights late last month, teaming up with RDA TV to buy international Premiership Rugby rights.

The global betting rights for Spain’s LaLiga will come to the market this summer, at a time when the betting rights market is reaching a fever pitch due to the aggressive entrance of the IMG Events & Media agency.

Interview with Michel Masquelier, chairman of IMG Events & Media, on the agency’s increasing expansion into the betting rights market.

The Wimbledon tennis championships may be steeped in tradition, but the All England Lawn Tennis Club has adopted a forward-thinking and pragmatic sales approach which is reaping dividends.

Sportfive is taking a colossal risk in signing a 12-year, $1bn (€888m) renewal with the Confédération Africaine de Football, according to local experts.

Medge Consulting Sports has ceased to exist as a media rights agency, and its rights to the National Hockey League have reverted to the league after it missed payments, TV Sports Markets understands.

The NFL’s deal with Yahoo for the 2015 International Series game earlier this month was driven by a desire to test the online waters.

The bribery crisis engulfing world football looks likely to have a more profound impact on the sports marketing industry than the combined failures of the ISL agency in August 2001 and Germany’s KirchMedia in April 2002.

International broadcaster Eurosport agreed a spate of rights deals late last week as it continues to invest heavily in locally-relevant content.

The early-morning raid on the Baur au Lac hotel in Zürich two weeks ago, and the subsequent indictments of senior Fifa officials, has taken the world by storm.

Revenues for the 2015 International Champions Cup summer friendly competition are set to double as a consequence of expanding to three tournaments, and adding matches in Australia, China, England, Italy and Mexico to the US and Canada.

Pan-regional sports broadcaster Eurosport took advantage of a lack of competition to secure live rights for the Diamond League athletics series in the key German and UK markets ahead of the 2015 season.

Interview with Petr Stastny, general coordinator and chief financial officer of the Diamond League, about the recent broadcast deal with Eurosport for the athletics series in the UK and Germany.

Interview with Oliver Duss, senior vice president of sales at the Catalyst Media agency, on the media rights strategy behind the International Champions Cup summer friendly competition for 2015.

The welterweight clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas this Saturday is set to smash all records for media-rights revenue for a single fight.

Strong commitments – in both financial and attention terms – offered by the RDA Television and IEC in Sports agencies persuaded World Rugby to eschew larger players in its search for a new distribution partner for its second-tier properties.

Interview with Todd duBoef, president of the Top Rank Boxing promoter, on the broadcast sales process for the ‘fight of the century’ between Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Manny Pacquiao.