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South African pay-television operator Multichoice is facing the biggest challenge in its 26-year history in the form of a two-pronged regulatory attack on its dominant position in the country’s sports-rights market.

Twitter will take a patient approach to the acquisition of sports rights in Asia-Pacific, according to its head of sports partnerships in the region.

Germany’s Bundesliga more than doubled the value of its in-flight and in-ship rights in a renewal with IMG this month.

John Manning, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews television audiences in selected key cricket markets for the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament

Giles Clarke, the head of the International Cricket Council’s media-rights negotiation team, hailed this month’s deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Star pay-television operations as “hugely positive for the game around the world.”

Pay TV broadcaster Sky has announced that it will show the 2019 Cricket World Cup final on July 14 on free-to-air television if England qualify

Hotstar, the OTT service from Indian pay-television broadcaster Star, had a record 100 million daily active users on June 16, the day of the India v Pakistan Cricket World Cup game

Pay-television broadcaster Sky is considering making the 2019 Cricket World Cup final available free-to-air in the UK

The International Cricket Council is broadcasting World Cup content for the first time on social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

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Interview with Giles Clarke, chairman of the finance and commercial affairs committee for the International Cricket Council, on the governing body’s new eight-year deal with Star India and Star Middle East.

The ICC’s ambitious income target for its next cycle of media rights sales

If there is a common thread running through our stories this issue it is change. It is a process that all sports go through, usually to secure increased media exposure and revenue, and occasionally due to power struggles about how that revenue is divided.

Big-hitting BSkyB lands two more cricket deals to keep BT at bay

Proposal for alternative international-cricket schedule.

UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.

Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.

$612 million deal signed by the Nimbus Sport agency for worldwide television rights for cricket played in India is looking increasingly risky.