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Varavuth Jentanakul, founder and chief executive of Thai media company Zense Entertainment, explains the story behind his company’s landmark eight-year deal for Football Association of Thailand rights.

Thai media company Zense Entertainment and international broadcaster Eleven Sports are discussing the creation of a linear and digital media platform for Thai domestic football in the wake of Zense’s landmark eight-year rights deal with the Thai FA.

The Plan B Media agency is in talks with multiple broadcasters in Thailand to sublicense the Tokyo 2020 Olympics rights, which it acquired from the Japan-based Dentsu agency in a surprise move this summer.

The Football Association of Thailand and its media-rights sales adviser, the Octagon agency, expect a competitive market to deliver a revenue increase of over a third in their forthcoming tender for domestic and international rights to club and home-fixture national team events for the 2021-28 cycle.

After two failed negotiations in an uncompetitive environment, the English Premier League has completed a deal in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos with pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions that will see the value of its rights halve.

A pool of six free-to-air Thai channels are to broadcast live coverage of Tokyo’s rescheduled 2020 Olympics after details were announced at a press conference in Thailand.

Wrestling entertainment promoter WWE has secured a new deal in Thailand to broadcast its flagship weekly shows, Raw and SmackDown

The Football Association of Thailand has officially announced a landmark, long-term media-rights deal with Thai company Zense Entertainment running until 2028, as well as a short-term arrangement with…

Bundesliga International, the league’s international commercial rights arm, has signed off on new broadcast deals in Singapore, South Korea and Thailand ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season on Friday.

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Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

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.

Social media company Facebook has beaten an incumbent pay-television broadcaster to media rights of a flagship property for the first time, TV Sports Markets understands.

The value of Asian Football Confederation rights doubled in Thailand after a renewed deal with commercial broadcaster BBTV.

Thai media company BEC World paid a massive premium to acquire International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) rights in the country.

Thai digital-terrestrial broadcaster PPTV has boosted its sports portfolio by sublicensing a slate of football rights from beIN Media Group.

Uefa enjoyed differing levels of success in the sales of its club competition rights in France and Southeast Asia last month. The outcome points to a cooling of the French market but suggests there is still margin for substantial growth in several major Asian territories.

Thai football boom continues with big deals for Thai Premier League and Euro 2016

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

Singapore carriage deals show new ESS channel strategy

Vietnam deal closes Asian sales

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

Feeding frenzy for Premier League rights continues in Asia; IMG Media and MP & Silva battle it out for Asian rights

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

Serie A values up by a quarter in Asia

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

Uefa looking for huge increase in value for third-party qualifier rights to hit ambitious target

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