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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 But MP & Silva and B4 are no longer active and IMG could yet face a major problem.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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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 Scottish Professional Football League’s international rights deal with Infront is to act as a stop-gap ahead of a global media rights tender set to be issued next month.

The Mediapro agency has sealed several last-minute deals with IMG and Saran Media across Eastern Europe for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, after cancelling its deal with MP & Silva.

LaLiga has taken back its rights in a series of Eastern European countries from the MP & Silva agency and will re-tender them, TV Sports Markets understands.

Serie A rights remain unsold in Germany and Austria with new season fast approaching DAZN renews Ligue 1 for just over €500,000 per season, up from €300,000 per season In

The Pragosport agency last month extended its deal for global rights to the Czech First League – the Czech Republic’s top-tier football league – and immediately secured a domestic deal with pay-television broadcaster O2 for rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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Telemundo’s deal for Spanish-language rights to the 2019 Copa América ensures most matches will be shown free-to-air in the US – a key consideration for MP & Silva and Conmebol ahead of sponsorship sales around the tournament

The value of French Ligue 1 rights in Greece and Cyprus is set for a small increase in a renewed deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova.

Interview with Kim Mikkelsen, SVP group head of sports at Nordic Entertainment Group, about the company’s host of media-rights deals in recent weeks, including English Premier League, Formula One, International Handball Federation and European Handball Federation agreements.

The Asian Football Confederation has gambled by awarding its commercial rights to a joint venture of two relative newcomers: Chinese media company Wuhan DDMC Culture and Synergy Sports, the agency set up by former Team Marketing executives Patrick Murphy and David Tyler.

Facebook has acquired English Premier League rights in Vietnam, its second deal for the league’s rights in a major Southeast Asian market.

The MP & Silva agency is close to a deal to acquire French football league rights across Europe, TV Sports Markets understands.