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.
A gentlemen’s agreement between media groups belonging to the governments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai means the United Arab Emirates Pro League’s media-rights income will remain flat.
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.
Qatari pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is in advanced negotiations to secure the rights to the German Bundesliga in the Middle East and North Africa, TV Sports Markets understands.
Middle East market could be set to heat up again as Abu Dhabi Media lands European Qualifiers
Premier League gets tough, even with Murdoch, to protect UK investments of Sky and BT
Uefa agrees deal with Al Jazeera in Middle East for Champions League
In its haste to exit the UK, ESPN may have missed an opportunity with its ESPN America channel