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The German Bundesliga’s strategy of intertwining international media-rights agreements with ancillary brand-building and football development activities has continued in its deal with Indonesian OTT and pay-television platform Mola TV.

Indonesian OTT platform Mola TV is scaling back its investment in sports content after concluding it is not delivering value for money. The move is a blow to rights-holders selling into Indonesia as the well-resourced Mola has recently been the source of considerable rights-fee inflation.

OTT platform Mola TV has lit a fire under the Indonesian sports-media industry in the last year with the rapid rollout of its new service and a string of media-rights acquisitions. In an exclusive interview, Mirwan Suwarso, a representative of the company, tells SportBusiness Media that sports content is the spearhead of a wider plan by parent company Djarum to create a major domestic and international media business.

Indonesian media company Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek) has agreed a two-season deal with Uefa for Champions League and Europa League rights, which became available after the collapse of the rights-holder’s deal with the Futbal Momentum Asia agency.

Mola TV, the new entrant to Indonesia’s sports broadcasting market, is employing a novel strategy straddling pay-television, free-to-air and digital distribution channels to exploit the Premier League rights it has acquired for the upcoming 2019-22 cycle.

Broadcasters in Indonesia and East Timor have been issued a deadline of November 12 to submit their first-round offers for rights to the Uefa Champions League after the sales process was launched by the…

Live Carabao Cup and English Football League Championship matches will be shown in Singapore and Indonesian from this month after deals were struck by the Singapore-based Reddentes Sports agency and Pitch…

Belgium’s Pro League is working with media rights-holder Eleven Sports, the subscription broadcaster, and the Mediapro agency to secure longer contracts with broadcasters in Europe, while a new 1:30pm (…

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The Infront agency has already exceeded its guarantee to Fifa for rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups across Asia with rights to the 2022 tournament still to sell in all but its most-valuable market, China, TV Sports Markets understands.

Uefa has earned a healthy increase in the value of its national team rights in a new deal covering Indonesia with the IMG agency.

Indonesian media group Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTK) has acquired exclusive NBA media rights in the country.

Uefa enjoyed differing levels of success in the sales of its club competition rights in France and Southeast Asia last month. The outcome points to a cooling of the French market but suggests there is still margin for substantial growth in several major Asian territories.

Interview with Simon Greenberg, global head of rights for News Corp, on the company’s Asian clip rights strategy.

La Liga fills the gap for RCTI in Indonesia

News Corp says it will succeed with sports clips where other media companies s have failed

The rights acquisitions behind News Corp’s BallBall app 

The Global Sports Media Consumption Report 2013 shows that second-screen activity is growing, but is it a threat or an opportunity for the sports broadcasting industry?

Broadcasters worried by Pitch and MP & Silva joint venture but rivals say it's business as usual

MP & Silva chief explains why channel plan may work for Asia

Silva finds radical solution to impasse in Indonesian market

IOC carves out five more Asian markets to handle in-house and further weaken ABU rights; Frustrated Barton blasts ABU

Vietnam deal closes Asian sales

Feeding frenzy for Premier League rights continues in Asia; IMG Media and MP & Silva battle it out for Asian rights

Deal in Australia takes ESS over $100m profit threshold for global ICC rights sales

ESS adds Sri Lanka Premier League to boost reach of Star Cricket channel

Serie A values up by a quarter in Asia

Serie A flops in Indonesia

How ESS will become more aggressive under News Corp; Difficult marriage from day one