Philippines

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The value of Ultimate Fighting Championship rights has fallen in the Philippines, but local sources say the result is still a good one for the promotion and its owner, IMG, given current market dynamics

Fiba, Euroleague and other basketball rights-holders pool rights for B2C web offering

Neo explains why it bid big for New Zealand cricket rights

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

Vietnam deal closes Asian sales

The Mediapro agency has agreed a deal with beIN Sports for rights to the Sina 3x3 Golden League Finals basketball tournament in 12 countries across Asia-Pacific

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao has accused Top Rank of failing to pay him his portion of a US media rights fee earned from a bout with Lucas Matthysse in July.

US wrestling organisation WWE has expanded a rights partnership with free-to-air Filipino broadcaster 5.

The Philippines Football League has entered into a multi-year partnership with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar, through which it will launch its own video and streaming platform.

Features

Skynet pays a high price to keep Forever at arm's length

Fiba overhaul to bring national team basketball to home fans and boost value of World Cup; Rights fees up but tough talks still to come in key territories

Deal in Australia takes ESS over $100m profit threshold for global ICC rights sales

ESS adds Sri Lanka Premier League to boost reach of Star Cricket channel

How ESS will become more aggressive under News Corp; Difficult marriage from day one

IMG Media helps US Open land 50 per cent increase in Asian rights

Football: The ISM agency acquired the rights in Indonesia to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth $55m (€40m). ISM sold the rights to the Bakrie Group for about $60m (page 9).

Basketball: The MP & Silva agency brokered several deals for the Spanish league, the ACB, beginning this season

Football: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV acquired the rights to China’s international football teams for three-and-a-half years, from July 23 until the end of 2014, from the Chinese Football Association’s com…

ESPN Star Sports wins La Liga rights after aggressive bid but could still split in the next 12 months

Football: SNTV, the sports news agency operated by the IMG agency and The Associated Press, has acquired non-exclusive news clip rights outside Europe for the Confederation of African Football’s Africa C…

Badminton: Indian sports broadcaster Neo Sports signed a three-year deal, from 2011 to 2013, for the Badminton World Federation World Superseries, with the global rights-holder, the Malaysia-based Total…

League rights spotlight on Germany's Bundesliga