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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.

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.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN has agreed a one-season deal to broadcast cricket’s Pakistan Super League in Australia and across various Asia countries and territories.

The Football Association of Thailand yesterday re-elected Somyot Poompanmuang as its president and said its global media rights for the 2021-28 period had been awarded, although did not reveal the winners

Games publisher Riot Games and agency Redd+E have agreed a deal to distribute media rights for the inaugural 2020 Pacific Championship Series in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

The Football Association of Thailand and its advisor the Octagon agency are close to announcing a major new media rights deal covering the eight years from 2021 to 2028

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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.

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