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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) managed to secure a fairly robust fee for the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa from L’Equipe TV in France, despite a lost season following the abortive sale of the rights to a previously unknown agency.

The Russian Premier League has secured a strong fee from pay-television platform i-Cable for its media rights in Hong Kong.

The slew of media-rights deals agreed for the Korean K League ahead of its recent restart did not generate large revenues for international distributor Sportradar. But the league hopes to capitalise, in the years to come, on the boost to its profile, as one of the first competitions to restart after Covid-19-related shutdowns.

Pent-up appetite for sports viewing is expected to be released in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving rights-holders an opportunity to attract significant new audiences.

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) secured an uplift for its club-competition betting streaming and data rights in its deal with the IMG Arena agency, but the valuation was still well below the rights-holder’s expectations for the property.

Football media platform OneFootball is to broadcast free coverage of Korea’s K League to users in France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Brazil in a deal with Sportradar, the agency that was last year appointed t…

Badminton Europe (BEC), has signed a wide-ranging rights agreement with data and media services company Sportradar that builds on the pre-existing betting and broadcast partnership that has been in place…

A war of words has broken out between the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) and betting and data services company Sportradar after the national football federation accused the company of violating…
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With Copa del Rey rights now available in one package, ESPN Brasil was comfortable agreeing a three-season deal for a competition that has historically been a tough sell in the territory.
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US sports broadcaster ESPN has reaffirmed its strategic commitment to football by paying a substantial sum for exclusive rights to the Spanish Copa del Rey knock-out competition.

Digital and data specialists Perform Content wrote to tennis’s ATP Tour this week to say the company is prepared to make a larger offer than that currently on the table from IMG for the betting and data rights to ATP World Tour events, SportBusiness Media understands.

Sky Österreich will generate more than €5m ($5.9m) per season from the sublicensing of Austrian Bundesliga rights, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

LaLiga has increased the value of its rights in 13 European and Asian markets by about 20 per cent in a single deal with the Advisers Media International agency.

Germany’s Bundesliga has extended its international betting rights deal with Sportradar at a small increase in value, TV Sports Markets understands.

Laola1.tv is not paying an upfront fee to MP & Silva for German Bundesliga rights in the Nordics and Romania, with the two hoping to earn revenue from sponsorship and advertising.

The Sportradar agency launched its B2B OTT service this month – agreeing its first deal with the European Handball Federation – as it plans to roll it out to multiple rights-holders.

Interview with Rainer Geier, managing director of Sportradar’s digital platforms and services, about the agency’s launch of a B2B OTT platform for rights-holders.

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has usurped rivals IMG and Perform to win Tennis Australia betting rights.

Interview with Carsten Koerl, chief executive and founder of Sportradar, on the betting and data services company’s acquisition of Sportsman Media Holding and what it means for the betting rights sector

Sportradar’s acquisition of Sportsman last week will see the company bid more aggressively for top-tier betting rights, Sportradar chief executive Carsten Koerl told TV Sports Markets this week.

The global betting rights for Spain’s LaLiga will come to the market this summer, at a time when the betting rights market is reaching a fever pitch due to the aggressive entrance of the IMG Events & Media agency.

Interview with Michel Masquelier, chairman of IMG Events & Media, on the agency’s increasing expansion into the betting rights market.

The Sportsman Media Group’s desire to remain on an equal footing with its rivals helped the German Bundesliga to a massive increase in the value of its betting rights in a deal agreed late last month.

The organisers of motor racing’s World Rally Championship believe they are well on the road to achieving something no other promoter has so far been able to: making a commercial success of the championship.

The German Bundesliga is set to more than double its international rights value from 2015-16 onwards following a host of deals agreed in recent weeks.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 picked up the rights to the inaugural season of the Champions Hockey League ice hockey tournament for a small rights fee.

German telco Deutsche Telekom last week moved back into buying exclusive sports rights with a deal for the domestic basketball league, which was a big increase on the previous value.