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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