Two more India tours have not prevented a fall in the value of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) media rights in the Indian subcontinent.
The annual value of Six Nations media rights in Asia has been cut almost in half following a new deal with OTT service RugbyPass.
Two scheduled India tours has helped the Pitch International agency finally sell New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian subcontinent after three years without a deal.
Australian public-service broadcaster SBS has renewed its deal for non-exclusive rights to the national rugby union team’s ongoing matches for roughly the same annual fee.
Second-round bids for Portuguese Primeira Liga international rights have once again fallen below Sport TV’s expectations, despite a five-way agency shootout.
Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE surprised the market with deals for English FA Cup and Club World Cup rights this month.
England’s Football Association told TV Sports Markets this week that its strategy of opening up FA Cup international rights by running a single tender was vindicated by its deals with the IMG and Pitch International agencies.
Scottish Rugby earned an increase of more than 70 per cent by selling international rights to its autumn Test matches directly to the Pitch International agency, without offering them to the market.
The Pitch International agency this month acquired Formula One and LaLiga rights as part of a move to create a new in-flight offering, TV Sports Markets understands.
England’s Football League has opted to renew its international rights deal with the Pitch International agency, TV Sports Markets understands.
Cricket Australia will take a more flexible approach to its rights sales when its global advisory deal with the IMG Events & Media agency expires after the 2015-16 season.
RCS Media Group, the parent company of Italy’s Gazzetta TV channel, bought exclusive live rights to this month’s Copa América.
The Pitch International agency secured a late rights deal in the critical German market for the 2015 men’s Handball World Championship at the end of December – the last major market where a deal was outstanding.