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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 pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions has acquired exclusive rights in the country to football’s English Premier League. The three-year deal covers the 2019-20 to 2021-22 seasons.

Talks between the English Premier League and social media platform Facebook to finalise two media-rights deals in Asia have collapsed, SportBusiness Media understands

Thai media company True Group has posted a net profit of THB385m (€10.4m/$11.7

Research by the Coalition Against Piracy of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has found that as many as 45 per cent of Thai consumers use a television box that can be used to stream pirated content

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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

MP & Silva takes big portfolio of club football rights to Asia