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Uefa increased the value of its European Championship in Portugal by about 35 per cent last week after delaying the tender process proved successful thanks to the arrival of sports broadcaster Eleven in the country.

The battle between Sport TV and Eleven Sports in Portugal has pushed prices up at a perfect time for the Premier League, Formula One Management and Bundesliga International

Gauging the success of IMG’s Serie A international rights acquisition won’t be possible until the end of the cycle given the agency has launched direct-to-consumer offerings in more than 20 markets.

Sport TV’s attempt to use its dominant position in the Portuguese market to lower media-rights fees has backfired, paving the way for Eleven to become the latest in a long line of competitors.

Industry experts believe the Portuguese sports-rights market is set to stagnate for the foreseeable future after the country’s three biggest telcos took equal stakes in dominant pay-television broadcaster Sport TV, ending any possibility of competition between them.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired rights in Portugal to the World Padel Tour, a bat-and-ball series held primarily in Spanish-speaking countries

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has opted to scrap a content partnership with public-service broadcaster RTP following criticism of the deal within political circles

Pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has acquired rights in Portugal to all matches from the 2020 Uefa European Championship and will now seek to find a free-to-air partner for Portugal national team matches

Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports may have fallen on hard times in the UK and Ireland, but its opportunistic acquisition strategy has cleared a pathway to success in Portugal's broadcast market

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RTP has recouped about 30 per cent of its investment in Euro 2016 media rights by sublicensing a package of rights to pay-television broadcaster Sport TV.

Portuguese telco Nos has won the battle for premium domestic football rights, beating rival Altice to deals with nine more clubs.

Benfica’s deal with Nos has triggered a wave of negotiations, with Porto and Sporting Lisbon particularly keen to take advantage of competition in the marketplace.

The value of Formula One media rights increased strongly in Portugal last week, thanks mainly to the aggressive intent of sports broadcaster Eurosport.

Pay-television channel BTV, owned by Portuguese Primeira Liga club Benfica, this month acquired exclusive rights to three second-tier properties in Portugal.

Interview with Domingos Soares de Oliveira, chief executive of Benfica; Bernardo Faria de Carvalho, director of sales & international expansion at Benfica, on BTV's past, present and future.

Uefa last month secured a strong increase in the value of its Champions League rights in Portugal, while the value of its Europa League rights stayed steady.

Cumulative free-to-air television audiences across the big five markets increase for this season's Uefa Europa League, as Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence explains

Pauline McVey analyses domestic audiences on free-to-air television for the Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Europe’s five biggest markets, and in Portugal L

Mixed Iberian fortunes

First European deals point to increase despite some drops

Recession weighing heavily on state broadcasters across southern Europe

Sportfive secures big fee in Russia for Olympics but still loses money on IOC deal

Crisis in Portugal hits three big football rights properties