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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.

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…

OTT streaming platform DAZN has appointed Paul Sexton-Chadwick as senior vice-president of commercial propositions, a role in which he will help to drive its strategy and execution for commercial premises…

OTT streaming platform DAZN has agreed a carriage deal in four markets with US media company Discovery for its international sports broadcaster Eurosport, along with an exclusive sublicensing agreement…

International OTT broadcaster DAZN said on Monday it has picked up live rights in all territories it operates to the WBC heavyweight boxing title eliminator between Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas

OTT streaming service DAZN has secured rights to the 2019 World Cup of Pool across a number of markets

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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.