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Japanese pay-television broadcaster Sky PerfecTV has renewed its German Bundesliga rights at a small discount, in a deal covering the five seasons from 2020-21 to 2024-25, SportBusiness Media understands.

The shutdown of live sport due to the Covid-19 pandemic has stopped media-rights payments and negotiations, and prompted a scramble by broadcasters for alternative content across Asia-Pacific.
USA

The Bundesliga is taking a calculated gamble in its new US media-rights deal, with ESPN, as despite the huge increase in the rights fee the deal involves a significant reduction in linear television exposure.

At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has said that its ongoing concerns over piracy have prompted it to decide against renewing its German Bundesliga rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Subscription TV network Sky Mexico has agreed a two-year deal to become the home of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga in Mexico and Central America ahead of the 2020-21 season

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has acquired a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons

Indonesian OTT and pay-television platform Mola TV has acquired media rights for German Bundesliga football in a five-year deal from 2020-21 to 2024-25, SportBusiness can reveal