D-Smart (Turkey)

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The value of Spanish football’s LaLiga in Turkey has fallen by more than 40 per cent in pay-television broadcaster D-Smart’s acquisition of exclusive multi-platform rights to the property. The deal was the direct result of the cancellation of LaLiga’s agreement with Digiturk earlier this season.

The Turkish Süper Lig’s tender structure has been drastically changed shortly before bids are due on November 21, making incumbent broadcaster Digiturk the clear favourite to renew its rights.

The Saran Media agency will become Turkey’s newest sports broadcaster in November, abandoning its role as a broker of media-rights deals in favour of exploiting rights itself.

The renewal of the National Basketball Association’s domestic media-rights deal, expected later this year, is the most eagerly awaited in US sport and will no doubt be the biggest of the year.

Interviews with Matt Brabants, senior vice president of global media distribution and business operations, and Elsa Memmi, vice president of global media distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, on the NBA’s global media rights strategy.

LaLiga, the governing body of the Spain’s top-two footballing tiers, has signed a three-season deal with Turkish pay-television broadcaster D-Smart following the cancellation of its contract with Digiturk.

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.