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Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired all rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth at least 15 per cent less than Fifa earned for 2014.

Discovery Communications chose to sublicense free-to-air French Open tennis rights in Spain this year after previously keeping coverage for its Dmax channel in the country.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is set to more than double its annual media-rights income compared to the previous cycle, boosted by a lucrative deal in China and strong increases in key markets.

Will Partington, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for motorcycling’s MotoGP World Championship in selected European markets.

Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE surprised the market with deals for English FA Cup and Club World Cup rights this month.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sold rights to the season-ending promotion race in the third-tier Segunda División B to commercial broadcaster Mediaset and streaming platform Footters.

Mediaset has acquired free-to-air rights in Spain for two MotoGP motorcycling championship races in 2019 in a sublicensing deal with OTT operator DAZN, according to reports

Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset has acquired exclusive free-to-air rights to the Uefa Euro 2020 national team football tournament, along with a package of matches played by overseas national teams

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Uefa’s much-reduced deal for Euro 2016 rights in Spain reflects an advertising market yet to recover from the financial crash of the late 2000s.

Weak competition for Europa League rights in Spain forced Uefa into lengthy negotiations with the beIN Media Group and the Mediapro agency, who were bidding jointly. A deal was eventually agreed last week.

Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset was forced to increase its fee to keep the rights for Spanish national team football friendlies in a deal agreed last week following a formal tender ordered by the country’s competition regulator.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines live television audiences in Europe’s five largest markets for motorcycling’s MotoGP world championship

Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at television audiences in the major European markets and America for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

Telefónica piles more pressure on Prisa with exclusive deals for Formula One and MotoGP in Spain

Prisa stake at the centre of battle for control of Spanish pay-TV market as Canal Plus spends on rights

Telefónica makes return to sport-rights market after a decade away

Mediapro sees margins trimmed but still makes profit on F1 as its sell on the rights in Spain

Mediapro's Romy on World Cup channel plans

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines live television audiences in Europe’s five largest markets for motor cycling’s MotoGP World Championship The

Pauline McVey analyses domestic audiences on free-to-air television for the Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Europe’s five biggest markets, and in Portugal L

Eurosport set to tie up French Open in long-term deal to cement its grip on grand slam tennis

As Brazil delivers increased audiences for the Fifa Confederations Cup in Europe’s big five markets, Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, runs the numbers T

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the 2013 French Open as Nadal wins record-breaking eighth Roland Garros title