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Facebook this week sublicensed some coverage of Spain’s LaLiga to Sony Pictures Networks India across the Indian subcontinent, recouping about 20 per cent of its investment in the rights.

The Infront agency has already exceeded its guarantee to Fifa for rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups across Asia with rights to the 2022 tournament still to sell in all but its most-valuable market, China, TV Sports Markets understands.

Sri Lanka Cricket has awarded its domestic rights to state broadcaster Rupavahini, turning down a larger bid from incumbent rights-holder Carlton Sports Network.

Taj beats off Neo threat to hold on to Sri Lanka cricket rights

Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the exclusive media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Media group Sony Pictures Networks India has struck a two-season extension to its rights deal with the Formula E electric car-racing championship

LaLiga has struck a deal for Facebook to show Spanish top-tier football matches in the Indian subcontinent. The agreement will run for three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21

Sri Lankan state broadcaster Rupavahini and pay-television operator Dialog Television have acquired rights to the remainder of the Sri Lankan cricket team’s tour of England as part of a sublicensing deal with the Sporty Solutionz agency.

Features

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

ECB bullish about growth in North America

The IPL is spawning many copy-cat leagues but rights experts say that they can't all work

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

ESS sells ICC rights to ESPN

ESS bucks the trend and gets increase from Sky

World Cup should boost ESS ICC revenues in Australia; Sony, Zee and ESS in battle for BCCI's retendered world rights

Saturation effect puts brake on Indian cricket rights boom

ESS gets more Australia cricket for its dollar in five-year deal

American Football: Indian broadcaster Ten Sports, owned by pay-television operator Zee, acquired the rights to the Elite Football League of India in a multi-year deal

Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee agreed media-rights deals in France, Germany and Korea for the Olympic Games (see story this issue)

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

Digital Plus furious about YouTube Copa ... Urhotv looking for partners ... ESPN looking at UK revamp

Uefa enjoys big increases for its Champions League and Europa League rights in Asia

Japan withdrawal could hit Traffic Copa revenues ... Sportfive Euro progress in Asia ... Infront narrows down bidders