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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.

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has usurped rivals IMG and Perform to win Tennis Australia betting rights.

The Perform Group told TV Sports Markets its deal for Japan’s J-League represented “great value” compared to many domestic football leagues, despite a rights fee four times higher than the previous value.

Interview with Simon Denyer, chief executive of the Perform Group, on its acquisition of J-League rights for 10 years from 2017 to 2026.

A series of recently-agreed and impending deals could see the Professional Darts Corporation's global income rise 50 per cent in 2017.

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport last month agreed to pay an increase of about 25 per cent to renew Women’s Tennis Association rights.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) told TV Sports Markets this week that its new €500m ($540m) deal with the Perform Group will help make its World Cup the “pinnacle” of the sport by 2033.

Interview with Simon Denyer, chief executive of the Perform Group, about Perform's €500m investment in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) W

The premier men’s and women’s tennis tours struck new media rights deals in Canada last month, both earning decent rights-fee increases.

England’s Premier League has almost doubled its income in recently-agreed deals covering 11 territories across Europe.

The National Basketball Association has finalised a string of deals outside its domestic US market in recent weeks, securing large increases in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India, and a modest uplift in Poland.