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LaLiga has started its European sales round strongly, gaining impressive fee increases from both the Nordic and Balkan regions in the first deals since the lifting of the three-season limit.

The end of the three-season maximum for LaLiga rights sales in the EU grants the rights-holder greater freedom but also some difficult decisions to make, experts have told SportBusiness Media.

The value of Spanish football’s LaLiga in Turkey has fallen by more than 40 per cent in pay-television broadcaster D-Smart’s acquisition of exclusive multi-platform rights to the property. The deal was the direct result of the cancellation of LaLiga’s agreement with Digiturk earlier this season.

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.
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Pay-television broadcaster beIN will pay a more than 10-per-cent uplift in rights fees for Spanish football’s LaLiga over the course of its new four-season renewal in North America, SportBusiness Media understands, despite the challenging conditions beIN faces in that market.

LaLiga, the governing body of Spanish football’s top two divisions, has launched an invitation to tender for its media rights in 11 European territories.

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga, has said that broadcasters of the top two divisions of Spanish football will have to wait until the end of season before talks are held about compensation claims…

The Saran Media agency has held on to LaLiga broadcast rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from 2021-22 to 2025-26 in the latest five-year agreement signed by the Spanish top flight

Sports and entertainment group Endeavor has secured a $260m loan to help it through the Covid-19 downturn, the Wall Street Journal reports. The loan supplements an existing $2

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

The value of broadcast rights to Spanish football’s LaLiga has risen modestly in the Middle East and North Africa, SportBusiness Media understands, with incumbent Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports agreeing to extend the relationship through to the end of the 2023-24 season.