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The value of US Open media rights across Europe will increase by about 26 per cent in the next cycle following deals struck with Eurosport and Amazon last month.

Cricket Australia expanded its relationship with in-flight/in-ship broadcaster Sport 24 last week, to include coverage of this year’s Ashes Test series.

Australia’s National Rugby League increased the value of its international rights by 25 per cent in a multi-party deal that will lead to the creation of an international OTT platform.

Uefa has earned a healthy increase in the value of its national team rights in a new deal covering Indonesia with the IMG agency.

The ATP is earning less from market-by-market sales in the Nordics than from the last cycle’s pan-regional deal, after Modern Times Group added World Tour rights in Norway and Sweden to its earlier Denmark deal last month. A separate deal has also been agreed in Finland with MTV3.

When FBI raids brought the Fifa scandal to public attention in May 2015, one of the burning questions was: how will football benefit from the crackdown on corruption? The outcome of the Conmebol tender this week provided the clearest answer so far.

IMG’s acquisition of Austrian skiing federation international rights has surprised the industry, as the move could change the balance of power in the winter sports media-rights market.

Pay-television broadcaster DSport is paying a slightly higher fee than previous rights-holder Ten Sports for the US PGA Championship in the Indian subcontinent.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV this month extended its horse racing portfolio by acquiring rights to the 2017 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a nominal fee.

Conmebol, the governing body for South American football, is hoping for a solid increase in the value of its global Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana commercial rights.

IMG’s packaging of Euroleague and Eurocup basketball rights has led to another big increase, this time in France from a deal with SFR Sport

The IMG agency says global media-rights revenue earned from Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor will exceed that of previous marquee fights, and expects the pay-per-view revenue record to have been broken in multiple major territories.

Amazon secured its first major sports rights deal in the UK with the acquisition of ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 rights, a move which surprised local experts.

Interview with Adam Kelly, head of global sales at IMG, on media-rights sales for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor and the wider impact of the event.

July 26 and 27, 2017, are two days that could completely reshape the sale of Serie A international media rights.