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The value of Rugby World Cup rights in Australia has declined sharply after a big increase at their last sale, hit by a strong downturn in interest in rugby union in the territory.

Telco Digicel has renewed its Premier League rights in the Pacific Islands at a flat fee

This month’s Australian Open, which concluded on Sunday night, marked the beginning of a new era in Australian sports broadcasting.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has secured a good increase for its media rights across Australia and New Zealand, in a new five-year deal with ESPN

Australian telco Optus will get another chance to stream a major international football tournament despite its troubled coverage of this year’s Fifa World Cup.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired exclusive rights in Australia and New Zealand to this summer’s Copa América national team football tournament.

W Series, the women’s motor-racing championship, has signed media rights deals covering its inaugural season across 35 territories in Asia, Africa and Oceania, it said Tuesday.

Singapore-based Melanesia Media Group has been named as host broadcaster of this year’s edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which will take place in the Samoan capital of Apia.

OTT platform FloSports has acquired exclusive live and on-demand rights to the 2019 London Marathon across Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia

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The RDA agency will look to extract more value from Australia and New Zealand and strike deals in the Pacific Islands for the first time, after taking over international rights to the Super League.

Australian telco Optus will pay an increase of just over 10 per cent for English Premier League media rights in a new cycle, TV Sports Markets understands

Australian media-rights experts believe Foxtel and Seven’s deal for Cricket Australia rights works for all parties, despite Foxtel bearing the brunt of a 67-per-cent fee increase

Telco Spark acquired rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup last week, outbidding Sky New Zealand in a deal which could shake up the country’s media-rights market.

The Indian Premier League T20 competition is being broadcast in Australia again after a six-season hiatus, via a deal with Fox Sports.

Tennis Australia told TV Sports Markets its commitment to an open tender for its domestic rights allowed commercial broadcaster Nine to acquire them in a surprise deal.

Reduced exclusivity has not affected the value of Fox Sports’ new deal for French Open rights in Australia, agreed this month.

The World Surf League is set to almost double the value of its media rights in Australia via a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports, TV Sports Markets has learned

US Masters media rights in Australia will remain at a similar value in new free-to-air and pay-television deals with Nine and Fox Sports respectively.

Australia’s National Rugby League increased the value of its international rights by 25 per cent in a multi-party deal that will lead to the creation of an international OTT platform.

Australian public-service broadcaster SBS has renewed its deal for non-exclusive rights to the national rugby union team’s ongoing matches for roughly the same annual fee.

Financial problems at its free-to-air partner Ten led Formula One Management to strike a new deal in Australia, handing much more exclusivity to pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports.

New Zealand public-service broadcaster TVNZ, in partnership with production company Attitude Pictures, has renewed its deal for Paralympic Games rights for an increase of around 30 per cent.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has secured a small fee from Fox Sports Australia for rights to its national-team competitions.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has earned an increase of about 38 per cent for rights to its second-tier Fight Night events in Australia, but has had to remove incumbent Fox Sports’ exclusivity in o…