The Six Nations last week secured a long-term deal with media company NBCUniversal in the US, but is understood to have suffered a 40-per-cent fall in the value of its rights in Italy.
US media company NBCUniversal has recorded its first television ratings slip for a summer Olympic Games since 2000.
NBCUniversal has agreed a content and advertising deal with Snapchat that will allow the US media company to produce original shows for the social media platform.
Cricket Australia improved its exposure and income from North America in a series of deals with NBCSN, Willow and the Asian Television Network.
WBAL, a regional affiliate of US media group NBCUniversal, has extended a local rights deal with NFL American football franchise the Baltimore Ravens.
The English Premiership has at least quadrupled in value and significantly increased its coverage in sub-Saharan Africa, taking advantage of competition between pay-television broadcasters
The Portland Trail Blazers North American NBA basketball franchise has extended a local rights deal with CSN Northwest, part of the NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal.