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The European Handball Federation unified both its club and national team competitions in the Balkans into one new deal with Arena Sports, leading to a sharp rise in the value of its rights in the region.

DAZN has sublicensed its rights to Spanish football’s LaLiga in Vietnam to local pay-television broadcaster SCTV from 2019-20 to 2022-23, substantially cutting its losses on the property after postponing plans to launch an OTT service in Southeast Asia. 

Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN is covering all streaming service DAZN’s costs for English Premier League rights in South America and has sublicensed select Premier League coverage in Brazil to the latter in mutually-beneficial deals.

US media group Discovery saw off an aggressive bid from incumbent Match TV to take over exclusive rights in Russia to Women’s Tennis Association events from 2020, completing its tennis set in the country.

The beIN Media Group has so far been the main beneficiary of the DAZN Group’s decision to delay the launch of its OTT service in Southeast Asia.

Fiba Media, the joint venture between sports media company DAZN Group and Fiba, basketball’s international federation, has a new managing director with Andrew Ryan leaving his role at the International O…

International sports streaming service DAZN is seeking to raise at least $500m (€450m) from investors in order to support its expansion efforts and pursuit of new broadcast rights.

Digital sports media company DAZN Group has named Stewart Walker as its executive vice-president of global rights partnerships

Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport has acquired European Handball Federation club and national team events across the Balkan region in a new four-year deal

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Perform’s B2B data and betting division likely to be sold in the coming months Sale could help fund DAZN’s ambitious global expansion D

Perform-owned OTT service DAZN has paid an increase of close to 70 per cent to retain its hold on rights to Italy’s Serie A in Germany and Austria.

Italian state broadcaster Rai acquired extensive free-to-air television highlights and radio rights to the country’s second football division, Lega B, for the next three seasons, 2018-19 to 2020-21, i…

Copa Sudamericana rights could be sold to a single broadcaster across Latin America and Brazil, as FC Diez Media has called off tender processes in both territories and entered private negotiations.

The European Handball Federation has increased the value of its global media and marketing rights by up to 300 per cent in a new deal with a joint venture comprised of the Infront agency and digital media company Perform.

Earnings from FC Diez Media’s sale of Copa Libertadores rights in South America have fallen below its internal targets, TV Sports Markets understands, but the joint venture is still on track to meet its guarantee.

Digital media specialists Perform this month agreed to pay an increase of about 30 per cent to retain Spanish LaLiga media rights across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

FC Diez Media, the joint venture between the IMG agency and digital media company Perform, is making radical changes to the way Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana media rights are sold, to drive competition in the marketplace and recoup their aggressive minimum guarantee.

Perform and the IMG agency this week unveiled their new joint venture, FC Diez Media, for the commercialisation of marketing and media rights to the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Perform’s Bruno Rocha talked to TV Sports Markets about the thinking behind the joint venture’s commercial strategy.

When FBI raids brought the Fifa scandal to public attention in May 2015, one of the burning questions was: how will football benefit from the crackdown on corruption? The outcome of the Conmebol tender this week provided the clearest answer so far.

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.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has secured a small fee from Fox Sports Australia for rights to its national-team competitions.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is set to more than double its annual media-rights income compared to the previous cycle, boosted by a lucrative deal in China and strong increases in key markets.

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Uefa will imminently finalise club competition deals for the 2018-19 to 2020-21 cycle in China, Japan and the US.

Modern Times Group has opted for ATP World Tour rights instead of extending its coverage of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, TV Sports Markets understands.

Increasing the number of live Premiership Rugby matches broadcast had an “immediate and tangible” impact on its international distribution and income, according to the league’s commercial director Dominic Hayes.

The British Basketball League’s six-season deal with the Perform Group last month marks the completion of the league’s commercial revamp and sets a clear course for its future.

The Perform Group believes the profitability of DAZN, is a realistic aim within three years in Germany, despite a current outlay of more than €45m ($50.9m) per year on sports rights.

Interview with John Gleasure, chief commercial officer of DAZN, on the Peform-owned OTT platform's launch in Japan and Germany, Austria & Switzerland.