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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.

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.

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

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

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

Media company CSI Sports has signed carriage deals for its Fight Sports pay-television channel in Portugal, Indonesia and Nepal, and extended an agreement with Singaporean pay-television broadcaster Singtel.

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.

Nepalese state-owned broadcaster NTV has extended a rights deal for events operated by the Nepal Cricket Association, the sport’s national governing body.

Features

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

Multi Channels Asia hoping to ride Asian economic growth and establish a niche

Japan's potential forced withdrawal from Copa America casts doubt over value of Traffic's already-agreed broadcast deal in the country.

Football: Nepalese media buying agency Media Hub Private Limited acquired the rights in Nepal for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a deal with ESPN Star Sports