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Indian pay-television broadcaster Star is poised to strengthen its grip on cricket broadcasting in the subcontinent by beating incumbent Sony to the rights for Cricket South Africa content.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent has increased about 80 per cent in a deal being finalised with pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks, SportBusiness Media understands.

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star is close to renewing its rights for the English Premier League at a discount, having faced little competition in the auction, SportBusiness Media understands.

The International Olympic Committee has seen its Olympic Games rights fee fall in the Indian subcontinent, driven by the long consolidation in the country’s pay-television market.

Sony’s deal for Mzansi Super League rights in the Indian subcontinent carries no upfront fee and exists to facilitate sponsorship sales and build Indian interest in the league.

Incumbent rights-holder Sony Pictures Networks India is the only serious bidder in an ongoing tender process for Sri Lanka Cricket's international media rights, according to Indian news website InsideSport
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Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has finalised an extension and expansion to its rights deal in the Indian subcontinent with US-based wrestling organisation WWE, securing exclusive access…

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Television is partnering with restaurant operator Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality to create live viewing experiences for cricket fans during the…

The Extreme E off-road racing series has continued its media-rights drive through a deal with pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

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Sony Pictures Networks India’s deal for Uefa club-competition rights last month has produced a marginally better result for Uefa than market experts anticipated, but still sees a dramatic decrease in t…

Facebook this week sublicensed some coverage of Spain’s LaLiga to Sony Pictures Networks India across the Indian subcontinent, recouping about 20 per cent of its investment in the rights.

Uefa and LaLiga will see significant reductions in their media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent as Facebook and Sony Pictures Networks India capitalise on the region’s cooling football rights market

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.

Switching from Star to Sony last month helped Formula E increase its media-rights value in the Indian subcontinent.

Cricket Australia’s media rights in the Indian subcontinent have significantly dropped in value in a new long-term deal with Sony Pictures Networks India.

Sony Pictures Networks India last month picked up rights to the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament after pay-television broadcaster Neo Sports refused an option to extend its deal.

Sony Pictures Networks India’s acquisition of the Ten Sports channels is likely to restrict the Indian media-rights market and make life difficult for rights-holders below the top tier.

An absence of competition in Spain and the Indian subcontinent has seen the value of International Champions Cup rights stall in both markets.

The ATP World Tour earned a strong increase in the value of its rights in Latin America last month after renewing its deal with ESPN.

ESPN’s partnership with Chinese internet company Tencent last month is the latest stage in the broadcaster’s evolution into a global digital player

Rupert Murdoch-owned Star India has renewed its English Premier League rights in India at a significant discount.

Weak returns for the Masters Champions League, a Twenty20 tournament contested by cricket legends and hosted in the UAE, may reflect an Indian market reaching saturation with the format

The ATP World Tour earned hugely improved terms in new deals covering China and India this month.

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.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky last week bought rights to the upcoming England v Pakistan cricket series in an attempt to shore up its cricket content.

Star India’s strategic shift away from overseas sport allowed Multi Screen Media to buy rights to Italy’s Serie A and the English FA Cup earlier this month.

The Pakistan Cricket Board is understood to view this month’s five-year deal for its rights as the best that was possible in current market conditions.

Indian pay-television channel Sony Six’s decision to extend its deal for TNA Wrestling last month is a strategic buy for a property the channel believes it can develop.