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Pay-television broadcaster Digiturk and Spanish football’s LaLiga have ended their contract in Turkey due to the former's difficulties meeting its financial obligations amid continued weakness in the country’s currency, SportBusiness Media understands, leaving the league without a broadcast partner.

Euroleague Basketball has capitalised on the sport’s increasing popularity in Turkey to successfully raise the value of the top-tier EuroLeague by over two-thirds in its renewal with pay-television broadcaster Digiturk.

Turkish pay-television broadcaster Digiturk will pay nearly a fifth less per season in dollar terms for exclusive global rights to the country’s top-tier domestic football league, following protracted negotiations with the Turkish Football Federation and the league’s clubs.

BeIN-owned Turkish broadcaster Digiturk has presented the Turkish Football Federation with a proposal to drastically alter its deal for rights to the Turkish Süper Lig after a depreciation in local currency caused costs to balloon, SportBusiness Media understands.

Media groups beIN and Saran are seeking to renegotiate their Uefa club competition media rights deals in Turkey, as the further depreciation of the Turkish lira against the euro, dollar and pound has inflated…

Digiturk, the Turkish pay-television subsidiary of Qatari sports broadcaster beIN Media Group, has resumed rights fee payments to the Turkish Football Federation for the top-tier Süper Lig on the return …

Digiturk, the Turkish pay-television subsidiary of international broadcaster beIN Media Group, has informed the Turkish Football Federation that it will be withholding payment for the rights to the top-flight…

The executive vice-president of Digiturk, beIN Sports’ Turkish subsidiary, has urged greater action against piracy after revealing the pay-television broadcaster is losing nearly TRY500m ($84m) per year a…

Digiturk, the beIN Media Group-owned pay-TV broadcaster, has agreed a three-season deal from 2019-20 onwards for the exclusive rights to Euroleague basketball in Turkey

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BeIN Media Group, which owns Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk, is considering opening its own free-to-air sports channel in the country.

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 MP & Silva agency has secured a solid increase in the value of Serie A media rights in Turkey, but will wait to see how the market develops before committing to a deal for more than one season.

Turkish state broadcaster TRT is set to sublicense a package of Euro 2016 matches to pay-television operator Digiturk.

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.

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