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The English Premier League has avoided a dramatic decrease in the value of its rights in Vietnam after media group Canal Plus swooped in following the collapse of talks between the league and social media giant Facebook.

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.

Facebook has acquired English Premier League rights in Vietnam, its second deal for the league’s rights in a major Southeast Asian market.

The MP & Silva agency has recouped about 60 per cent of its investment in English Premier League rights in Vietnam from a deal with pay-television broadcaster K Plus.

News Corp’s deal for non-exclusive digital clips rights in Vietnam to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil was finalised about two hours before the opening match of the tournament kicked off.

Vietnamese telco FPT has acquired rights to this year’s editions of football tournaments the Copa América and International Champions Cup.

Media company Canal Plus Group, through its subsidiary K Plus, has acquired exclusive rights in Vietnam to football’s English Premier League. The three-season deal covers the 2019-20 to 2021-22 campaigns.

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

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Vương Đình Huệ, has called for efforts to intensify in divesting public-service broadcaster VTV’s stake in VSTV, the service provider of pay-television broadcaster Kplus, ac…

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