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Italian media group Mediaset said this week it expected to make a healthy profit on its acquisition of 2018 Fifa World Cup rights by showing all matches free-to-air.
Video-on-demand service Megogo has made its first move into the Ukrainian sports-rights market with the acquisition of exclusive rights to three top European football leagues.
Rai, Mediaset and Sky were all expected to bid this week for a cut-price 2018 Fifa World Cup. The rights in Italy have plummeted in value since the national team failed to qualify for the tournament, losing a play-off to Sweden.
MP & Silva’s deal with OTT platform Sportsfix this month will ensure Serie A coverage in Malaysia for the first time in almost two years.
Laola1.tv is not paying an upfront fee to MP & Silva for German Bundesliga rights in the Nordics and Romania, with the two hoping to earn revenue from sponsorship and advertising.
The MP & Silva and Pragosport agencies are struggling to sell German Bundesliga rights in their respective European territories, leaving the league without a broadcast partner in a number of markets.
Conmebol, the governing body for South American football, is hoping for a solid increase in the value of its global Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana commercial rights.
MP & Silva has seen the value of several of its European football properties tumble in China following a pair of new deals in place of its broken agreement with LeSports.
July 26 and 27, 2017, are two days that could completely reshape the sale of Serie A international media rights.
The attempt by MP & Silva to terminate a deal with Fifa for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Italy is being challenged by football’s global governing body, just months after the two appeared to have reached a settlement.
OTT operator LeSports’ latest financing round could be at risk if rights-holders take legal action over missed payments, TV Sports Markets understands.
The Football Association of Malaysia’s new regime is seeking a broadcast deal for the country’s domestic league after the collapse of its agreement with the MP & Silva agency.
Second-round bids for Portuguese Primeira Liga international rights have once again fallen below Sport TV’s expectations, despite a five-way agency shootout.