MP & Silva

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the role of agencies in the media-rights market globally.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the role of agencies in the media-rights market globally.

The clubs from Italy’s Serie A will discuss next Monday the possibly of launching a damages claim against the three agencies – MP & Silva, IMG and B4 – fined late last month for allegedly being involved in a cartel in the acquisition of the league’s international rights.

The Italian competition authority’s investigation into the sale of rights for Serie A is ostensibly a disaster for MP & Silva and B4 and a let-off for IMG. But MP & Silva and B4 are no longer active and IMG could yet face a major problem. The agency could be hit with a substantial damages claim by the league for lost earnings.

Italy’s competition authority, L’Autorità Garante del Mercato e della Concorrenza, has fined three rights-marketing agencies a combined €67m ($74.8m) fo

South Korea can be added to the list of Asian markets where English Premier League rights have fallen in value in the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media has learned.

Uefa’s national-team rights revenue in Japan is set to shrink in the 2018-19 to 2021-22 cycle, covering Euro 2020, with demand hit by next year’s Tokyo Olympics and last year’s collapse of the MP & Silva agency.

English Premier League rights are set to fall in value in yet more Asian markets, with weak competition triggering a 32 per cent drop in the value of its rights in Japan and the Philippines.

Dubai-based free-to-air broadcaster MBC’s acquisition of Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa could trigger a shake-up in the regional rights market, which could lead to MBC’s backer, Saudi Arabia, becoming a legitimate player.

Italy remains the only one of Europe’s big five television markets where Fifa has yet to sell the rights to the 2022 World Cup, but world football’s governing body is understood to be in no hurry to come to market and there are several reasons why it makes sense to wait.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, is thought to be close to a deal with telco PCCW for Euro 2020 rights in Hong Kong.

The Football Association of Singapore is seeking to recover about $3m (€2.6m) in unpaid rights fees from its six-year deal with the MP & Silva agency, which was wound up on October 17 last year.

MP & Silva wound up owing hundreds of millions of dollars to sports bodies Creditors include Fifa, Uefa, England’s Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and F1 I

Conmebol’s appointment of Dentsu Sports as the Copa América 2019 tournament’s exclusive commercial sales agent is a product of existing relationships and a desperate need for a quick fix.

The MP & Silva agency – majority-owned by Chinese companies Everbright and Baofeng – was this morning wound up by the UK's High Court of Justice. A

A petition by the French tennis federation for the winding up of the MP & Silva agency was this morning adjourned until October 17. The Fédération Française de Tennis lodged the petition on August 24. At

A petition by the French tennis federation for the winding up of the MP & Silva agency will be heard at 10.30am on Wednesday, October 10, in the UK’s High Court in London.