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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.
MP & Silva’s victory in the tender for 2019 Copa América rights hinged on the agency’s knowledge of deals struck by Conmebol’s previous partner, the Datisa agency.
The International Handball Federation told TV Sports Markets this week it agreed an eight-year global media-rights deal with the MP & Silva agency – rather than its usual four-year cycle – due to the long-term financial security it will provide.
Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.
The annual value of Six Nations media rights in Asia has been cut almost in half following a new deal with OTT service RugbyPass.