The global value of sports media rights reached $55.07bn (€52.37bn) this year and will break the $60bn barrier in 2024 as high-profile deals, including the new National Football League and Indian Premier League domestic rights contracts, take full effect.
The new South African domestic T20 league, SA20, has secured a promising media rights return in its inaugural season, driven mostly by deals in its domestic market and in India.
As the battle over the centralisation of skiing rights rumbles on, Infront’s on-sale of Swiss-Ski rights has sprung no surprises, with the agency discreetly agreeing deals with existing FIS World Cup broadcasters.
Uefa will see a slight increase in the value of its Champions League media rights in Germany amid tough conditions for rights-holders as a result of macroeconomic gloom, cost-cutting and uncertainty over the potential sale of pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland.
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