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.
New Zealand’s uncompetitive media-rights market made life difficult for IMG’s sale of Rugby League World Cup rights.
Sky New Zealand’s renewal of Olympic Games rights last month is the latest in a string of long-term deals agreed by the International Olympic Committee.
MP & Silva’s clean sweep of markets in the Premier League’s second group of Asia-Pacific rights sales has reasserted the agency’s position in the region.
Sky picks up Olympics at a discount in New Zealand
Football: African broadcasters acquired the rights for the African Cup of Nations in a series of last-minute deals with the LC2 agency. In Ghana, state broadcaster GTV acquired the rights for €1m (£686,000).