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UK pay-television broadcaster Sky’s extension of its rights deal for The Open is an attempt to shore up its dominant position in golf in the UK and Ireland against the threat of GolfTV, the dedicated channel run by the Discovery-PGA Tour joint venture, 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 British and Irish Lions rugby union team will not move the dates of their tour of South Africa next summer, despite its dates clashing with the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

UK pay-television Sky has incorporated the BT Sport channels into two new subscription packages, allowing customers to access the latter’s content without a separate contract with the telco.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports has acquired exclusive rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in the UK and Ireland in a three-year deal from 2020 to 2022.

Cricket’s Indian Premier League is poised to return to an exclusive broadcast rights agreement in the UK, after pay-TV rivals BT Sport and Sky were handed a deadline to submit their bids for a three-year c…