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The German Bundesliga’s strategy of intertwining international media-rights agreements with ancillary brand-building and football development activities has continued in its deal with Indonesian OTT and pay-television platform Mola TV.

Fox Sports Asia is in a challenging series of carriage negotiations in its key markets, with pay-television platforms trying to use the pan-regional broadcaster’s eroded sports portfolio to drive down fees.

Fox Sports Asia’s desire to reduce its spend on rights to The Open in Asia-Pacific opened the door for OTT platform GolfTV to grab non-exclusive rights alongside the pay-television broadcaster.

Fox Sports Asia’s new two-and-a-half-season deal with IMG for Serie A rights in Singapore and Malaysia, is understood to be worth about $7m (€6.1m) for both territories combined, equating to about $2.3m

The Taiwanese arm of pan-Asian sports pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is to shut down before the end of this year

The German Bundesliga has agreed a new five-year, exclusive media-rights deal with agency Next Media in Vietnam, covering the seasons from 2020-21 to 2024-25

The chief sports media-rights buyer for the Asian Fox Sports pay-television channels, Craig Dobbs, in December became the latest in a series of senior departures from the business

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Asia has acquired rights to Extreme E, a new electric SUV off-road racing series