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The value of the Israeli Basketball Premier League’s domestic rights has stalled, with incumbent pay-television broadcaster Sports Channel renewing rights from 2019-20 amid little competition.

Uefa is close to completing deals for its national-team media rights in Israel, as negotiations with both public-service broadcaster Kan and pay-television broadcaster Charlton prove challenging

Kan, the Israeli public-service broadcaster, has tendered rights to 17 Fifa World Cup matches in order to recoup some of its financial outlay on the tournament.

Uefa has earned an increase of about 40 per cent in the value of its Europa League rights in Israel following a renewal with Charlton.

Uefa was the beneficiary this month as Israel’s Sports Channel paid a fee increase of about 440 per cent to renew its Champions League rights.

The new franchise-based International Swimming League is poised to sign media-rights deals in Latin America and Israel, SportBusiness Media understands
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Israeli video technology company adds NBA Commissioner Emeritus, former ESPN digital chief to its leadership ranks

Augusta National Golf Club has partnered with social media giant Facebook to broadcast the 2019 US Masters to select countries in the Middle East for free

Israeli public-service broadcaster Kan is hoping negotiations with CAA Eleven over Uefa national-team rights will conclude soon, with reports in Israel suggesting the broadcaster is willing to walk away…

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Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton has renewed its deal for German Bundesliga media rights, TV Sports Markets understands.

The Sports Channel has renewed a host of rights in recent weeks as it seeks to solidify its position in the Israeli broadcast market.

The threat of an OTT player entering the local television market helped Israel’s Premier League to a 198-per-cent increase in the value of its media rights last month.

Israel’s Premier League is targeting an increase of at least 29 per cent in the value of its domestic media rights, with three packages of rights on the market.

Uefa secures small increase in Israel

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Uefa is ahead in Belgium but stays flat in cosy Israel

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EBU’s Euro 2012 subsidiary in talks ... IAAF still needs to close big deals ... More increases for Uefa

Football: Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton acquired the rights for Euro 2012 in a deal with Uefa

Athletics: Australian public-service broadcaster SBS acquired the rights for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in a deal with the Dentsu agency