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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.

The World Boxing Super Series believes its unique format will make boxing a “profit-and-loss” proposition for broadcasters, as opposed to a series of one-off investments.

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.

Italy’s top football league, Lega Serie A, is considering selling its international rights before its domestic rights in the next cycle due to uncertainty about the future of pay-television platform Mediaset Premium.

Second-round bids for Portuguese Primeira Liga international rights have once again fallen below Sport TV’s expectations, despite a five-way agency shootout.

German pay-television broadcaster Sky triggered a clause to renew EHF Champions League rights late last year, extending its deal until 2019-20.

The MP & Silva agency will invite offers for domestic rights to Belgium’s top-tier Pro League in mid- to late-January 2017, TV Sports Markets understands.

MP & Silva has struggled to refinance its investment in English Premier League rights across Asia-Pacific, outside Japan, TV Sports Markets understands.

The Portuguese Primeira Liga’s international rights have been tendered for the first time, attracting interest from multiple global sports-rights agencies.