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Pay-television network Ten Sports’s desire for exclusivity pushed up the value of MotoGP rights in the Indian subcontinent in last month’s deal.

Star India’s new deal for Indian Premier League internet and mobile rights helps the broadcaster in three ways: it gives it vital digital content, helps undermine the exclusivity of rival Sony, and ensures Star has a role in IPL coverage ahead of the sale of the main television rights in India.

Giles Clarke, the head of the International Cricket Council’s media-rights negotiation team, hailed this month’s deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Star pay-television operations as “hugely positive for the game around the world.”

WWE’s five-year extension of its partnership with pay-television broadcaster Ten Sports has made the Indian subcontinent the most valuable media rights market outside the US for the wrestling series.

The National Football League’s deal with media company Multi Screen Media this month is seen by both parties as a long-term proposition to develop the sport in India.

Indian pay-television operator Sony Six is understood to have paid only a nominal sum to acquire the rights in the Indian subcontinent to the inaugural Champions Tennis League, the franchise-based tournament founded by former Indian player Vijay Amritraj.

Indian pay-television channel Sony Six is thought to have faced no competition when agreeing a one-year extension to its rights deal for the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition.

Uefa achieved another big increase in the value of its Champions and Europa League rights in the Indian subcontinent in its renewal earlier this month with incumbent rights-holder Ten Sports.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games on track to hit commercial revenue targets

The ICC’s ambitious income target for its next cycle of media rights sales

In the increasingly competitive Indian pay-television market, Sony Six has begun 2014 on the front foot, snapping up prestigious properties in cricket, football, tennis and rugby...

Australian Open enjoys boom in media-rights value in two new Asian deals

Interview with Prasana Krishnan, head of business at Sony Six, on the broadcaster’s acquisition of the rights to the 2014 and 2018 Fifa World Cups

Taj beats off Neo threat to hold on to Sri Lanka cricket rights

Sony beats off Neo Sports to grab Indian subcontinent rights to Euro 2016

Ten Sports have 55-per-cent share of sports channel audience in cable and satellite homes.

Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.

$612 million deal signed by the Nimbus Sport agency for worldwide television rights for cricket played in India is looking increasingly risky.