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Spain’s LaLiga has for the first time agreed a revenue-sharing deal for its rights in the UK and Ireland for the 2019-22 cycle. LaLiga will receive a fee from pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports, but the two parties will also share revenues in both territories from LaLiga’s dedicated channel, LaLigaTV, SportBusiness Media understands.

Match-choice restrictions placed by Spain’s LaLiga on the free-to-air package in its UK and Ireland rights tenders for the 2019-22 cycle may limit interest from broadcasters, according to industry experts spoken to by SportBusiness Media.

The Premier League’s 20 clubs are unconcerned about the small drop in the value of their domestic live rights in the next cycle, following deals this month with BT and Amazon that brought the protracted sales process to a close.

The Pro14 cross-border rugby union league will almost double the value of its UK and Ireland media rights once it completes its remaining deals for 2018-19 onward.

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports is close to renewing its deal for National Hockey League rights in the UK for which it will pay an increase of about 25 per cent, TV Sports Markets understands.

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired a package of rights in Ireland to the new Autumn Nations Cup rugby union tournament

Subscription broadcaster Premier Sports is launching an OTT streaming service in 22 Asian territories after acquiring rights to rugby union’s Six Nations Championship and the new Autumn Nations Cup, a…

Premier Sports has acquired rights in the UK and Ireland to Impact Wrestling’s flagship weekly show and its showpiece events.

LaLiga and Premier Sports, the subscription broadcaster that holds the UK rights to the Spanish league, have created free-to-air windows for forthcoming matches

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to complete a new deal in the UK and Ireland with incumbent broadcaster BT Sport which will more than double its current media-rights income.

Negotiations between mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship and BT Sport over a renewal of their deal have stalled in recent weeks, leaving the door open to other broadcasters.

The UK rights to the Top 14, French rugby union’s top league, enjoyed a strong increase in value in last week’s deal with pay-television broadcaster BSkyB.

BeIN Sport lands Rugby League World Cup as part of plan to become 'home of rugby' in France