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The value of broadcast rights to Spanish football’s LaLiga has risen modestly in the Middle East and North Africa, SportBusiness Media understands, with incumbent Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports agreeing to extend the relationship through to the end of the 2023-24 season.

Ask anyone at beIN Media Group what is the biggest threat to their business; everyone would say piracy

• IMG has secured big increases in most major markets for Serie A but is still likely to lose money • Agency was given discount for favouring visibility over price in US in ESPN / beIN face-off • O

Sports streaming service FloSports has acquired rights in the Middle East and North Africa to European club rugby union competitions the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup