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As TikTok has grown into one of the world's most popular social-media apps during the past year, the short-form video-sharing platform has become an important tool for sports rights-holders to expand and engage their fanbases. 

Pay-television platform Sky Italia and Perform Group’s OTT service DAZN will probably both be happy with the outcome of an intense period of rights negotiations in Italy.

Major League Baseball has secured an uplift in the value of its media rights in China despite the early termination of its deal with LeSports.

DAZN last month secured Major League Baseball rights, the only major US sports property missing from its portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses media-rights in the US major leagues: MLB, the NBA, the NFL and the NHL
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NY judge uncertain whether he can overturn a MLB arbitration ruling in favor of Washington Nationals
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Baltimore Orioles-controlled RSN again claims league was improperly partial in its long-running media dispute with the Washington Nationals
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A Major League Baseball arbitration committee has ruled the Washington Nationals are due nearly $100 million (US) in additional rights fees from the Baltimore Orioles in the latest salvo in their long-running…

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has renewed its deal for Major League Baseball rights until the end of  2021, while public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights to MLB's upcoming London …

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In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses media-rights in the US major leagues: MLB, the NBA, the NFL and the NHL

Major League Baseball’s three-year deal with Chinese internet operator Le Sports guarantees the league extensive coverage in China for the first time.

Sport1’s deal last week for the rights to the National Hockey League means the sports broadcaster now has exclusive rights to each of the four top North American sports leagues.

Sport1 acquires MLB baseball rights in Germany

In its haste to exit the UK, ESPN may have missed an opportunity with its ESPN America channel

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