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Spanish LaLiga’s value in India has seen a sharp decline in media group Viacom 18’s deal for exclusive rights to the property from 2021-22 to 2023-24, driven by a lack of competition.

The Maldives' state broadcaster Public Service Media has picked up the rights to the Asian Football Confederation's club and national competitions for the 2021-24 cycle

LaLiga has announced a media rights agreement in China with telco China Mobile, and launched a tender for rights in the Indian subcontinent

Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the exclusive media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Facebook this week sublicensed some coverage of Spain’s LaLiga to Sony Pictures Networks India across the Indian subcontinent, recouping about 20 per cent of its investment in the rights.

LaLiga has struck a deal for Facebook to show Spanish top-tier football matches in the Indian subcontinent. The agreement will run for three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21

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.

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), formerly known as Multi Screen Media, has acquired exclusive broadcast rights in India and five other markets for the new Masters Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

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

Indian subcontinent pay-television broadcaster Taj TV has acquired rights for all top-tier Premier events organised by the Women’s Tennis Association, the top professional tour in women’s tennis, in a f…

Asian pay-television broadcaster Ten Sports has extended a rights deal for live coverage of the US Open tennis tournament for four years, from 2013 to 2016

Football: The ISM agency acquired the rights in Indonesia to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth $55m (€40m). ISM sold the rights to the Bakrie Group for about $60m (page 9).

Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee agreed media-rights deals in France, Germany and Korea for the Olympic Games (see story this issue)

ESPN Star Sports wins La Liga rights after aggressive bid but could still split in the next 12 months

Uefa enjoys big increases for its Champions League and Europa League rights in Asia

Japan withdrawal could hit Traffic Copa revenues ... Sportfive Euro progress in Asia ... Infront narrows down bidders