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The Saran Media agency has suffered mixed fortunes in Turkey over the last fortnight, securing rights to England’s Premier League but losing out on Euro 2016 to Turkish state broadcaster TRT.

Fox’s deal to sublicense rights to the 2016 Olympic Games in Turkey to the Saran Media agency marks the end of its failed experiment with sport in the Turkish market.

BeIN Media Group’s recent rights deals in Canada, as well as negotiations in Spain and Turkey, demonstrate the company’s ability to adapt to market conditions in expanding its pay-television operation beyond its core market of the Middle East and North Africa.

The renewal by Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk’s of its domestic Süper Lig rights was confirmed by the Turkish competition authority, Rekabet Kurumu, in November.

Uefa almost doubled the value of its Champions League and Europa League rights in Turkey in a deal with telco Türk Telekom for 2015-16 onwards.

The Euroleague doubled the value of its media rights in Turkey this month as pay-television operator Digiturk ousted incumbent rights-holder, NTV Spor.

The Global Sports Media Consumption Report 2013 shows that second-screen activity is growing, but is it a threat or an opportunity for the sports broadcasting industry?

IMG may not be for sale. But the industry is assuming otherwise

Saran brothers sports-rights ambitions expand beyond Turkey; Perform and IMG take different routes to crack Turkish market; Super Lig deal probed

First European deals point to increase despite some drops

Fiba overhaul to bring national team basketball to home fans and boost value of World Cup; Rights fees up but tough talks still to come in key territories

Despite a healthy increase in TV rights fees, Uefa still faces questions on Europa League

Silva set to add a year to Open deal

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

Match-fixing probe hammers rights values in Turkey

Lockout hurt NBA but now broadcasters are returning

FA up in Europe despite weaker rights package and recession

Football: Fifa, football’s world governing body, agreed deals with pan-European broadcaster Eurosport and US network Fox for rights to the Club World Cup.