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Event and venue management company iRena is making a substantial loss on its deal for all Chinese Volleyball League media and marketing rights.

MP & Silva has seen the value of several of its European football properties tumble in China following a pair of new deals in place of its broken agreement with LeSports.

Streaming platform PPTV’s acquisition of Bundesliga digital rights in China last month secures its position as the country’s pre-eminent football broadcaster.

Chinese retail giant Suning’s sporting subsidiaries are filling gaps in the country’s media-rights market left by the retreat of streaming operator LeSports.

Chinese streaming operator LeSports will change its acquisition strategy to focus on premium content, chief executive Lei Zhenjian told TV Sports Markets this week.

The English Premier League is suing its former Chinese broadcast rights-holder for $215.3m (€183m) over its battle for unpaid rights fees, it has been reported.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has said the top division of English club football wants to make the “best decision rather than the quickest decision” when securing a new Chinese broadcast rig…

The Premier League has terminated its lucrative media-rights contract with Chinese streaming platform PPTV after the Suning Holdings-owned broadcaster failed to meet rights fee payment deadlines

The English Premier League is assessing its options after its rights-holding broadcaster in China, streaming platform PPTV, is reported to have failed to make a rights-fee payment due earlier this year

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The English Premier League’s new media-rights deal in China is one of the most valuable ever signed in the country.

WWE’s exclusive distribution deal with Chinese digital operator PPTV marks a step change in the wrestling promotion’s approach to the Chinese market.

Chinese OTT player PPTV pulled out of its deal for French Open tennis rights shortly before this year’s tournament began, TV Sports Markets understands.

The Chinese digital market’s seemingly never-ending growth boosted another property last month, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship agreed a lucrative deal with PPTV Sports.

Benfica’s deal with Nos has triggered a wave of negotiations, with Porto and Sporting Lisbon particularly keen to take advantage of competition in the marketplace.

China’s booming digital sports rights market has helped the Premier League, LaLiga and Uefa’s Champions League earn impressive returns in recent months from a historically difficult market.