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Australia’s National Rugby League this week said its unprecedented decision to strike a deal for free-to-air rights ahead of negotiating pay-television rights had contributed to its record total media-rights income.

The value of Premier League internet rights increased hugely in deals in China, but the value of digital clips in the UK remained flat in this week’s deal with Sky.

News Corp’s deal for non-exclusive digital clips rights in Vietnam to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil was finalised about two hours before the opening match of the tournament kicked off.

Data from the Know the Fan – The Global Sports Media Consumption Report 2014 suggests that an opportunity for sports and media companies to engage fans and drive revenues by using internet-connected TV sets is being missed.

Interview with Simon Greenberg, global head of rights for News Corp, on the company’s Asian clip rights strategy.

NWS Digital Asia, a subsidiary of the News Corporation media conglomerate, has acquired non-exclusive mobile and internet rights in Vietnam for football’s 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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Sky-Rai Olympic deal pleases IOC and Coni, but not ski federation

Sky Italia to re-launch digital multi-channel coverage this season.

Analysts claim that Australian commercial broadcasters Seven and Ten overpaid for Australian Football League rights

English Premier League international television rights expected to more than double in value since previous sale.