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At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.

Dubai-based free-to-air broadcaster MBC’s acquisition of Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa could trigger a shake-up in the regional rights market, which could lead to MBC’s backer, Saudi Arabia, becoming a legitimate player.

BeIN Media Group’s public statement on February 8 that it had dropped Formula One because of the rights-holder’s inaction over the threat posed by the Saudi beoutQ pirate service has caused widespread concern among rights-holders. But it may not be enough to push them into legal action against beoutQ.

ASO, IMG and Infront all have big cycling ambitions. That could be bad news for UK's SweetSpot

Handball deal is latest sign of Canal Plus fightback against aggressive Al Jazeera

Luigi de Siervo, Italian Lega Serie A’s chief executive, has said a “multi-year agreement” for Italian Super Cup finals to be played in Saudi Arabia that pre-dated his arrival in the role is the key i…

The IAAF Productions division of the International Association of Athletics Federations has detailed what it claims will be ground-breaking technology in place for the broadcast of the forthcoming World…

Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has claimed significant progress in the state’s dispute settlement proceedings against Saudi Arabia at the World Trade Organization in relation to the activities of …

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Sports has laid off almost 300 employees in Qatar, or about 18 per cent of its local staff

Features

League gets out of tight corner in Middle East with MP & Silva deal

The Diamond League is working but organisers are realistic about live coverage on major channels

WSG's $1bn rights deal won't be touched by us, say Fifa and AFC

Premier League enjoys massive increases in more key territories but cooling Middle East market provides a major challenge

The Premier League chose to start its international sales in the Americas with good reason: bidding wars are expected in the US and Brazil

Al Jazeera helps Pitch to pull off Brazilian rights coup

New Conmebol event could become replacement for Copa; Why the US is the perfect host

Italian market about to get very hard for rights-holders as Sky and Mediaset cosy up

Final agency bids are in but Uefa still has talking to do to close deal for qualifiers

Italy follows the UK with pay-free F1 split; France could be next if TF1 lowballs

Al Jazeera acquires Copa rights

Al Jazeera holds the key to two big rights tenders but may not bid in either of them

Premier League has listened to ESPN, now it's up to ESPN to decide if it wants to compete with the big boys

Champions League value up by 30% in top 5 European markets

Al Jazeera stocks up in US ahead of channel launch

Liga rights battle pitches ESPN and Gol TV against Al Jazeera

MP & Silva doubles up in France with league rights

Ligue 1 pitches up in Brazil