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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.

Media company Star India’s plans to use the Indian Premier League to develop its Hotstar OTT platform in the UK drove pay-television broadcaster Sky’s loss of the property, SportBusiness Media understands.

The Indian Premier League T20 competition is being broadcast in Australia again after a six-season hiatus, via a deal with Fox Sports.

Fierce competition helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India earn a substantial increase in the value of its global media rights last week.

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…

Indian television broadcasters have united to criticise new price caps on pay-television channels introduced by the country's media regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

K Madhavan, currently managing director of Star India's south business, has been appointed country manager of The Walt Disney Company India's television business

Sanjay Gupta has left his position as managing director of pay-television broadcaster Star India and the Indian division of its parent company Disney to take up a new role at internet firm Google

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Indian pay-television broadcaster Star India this month became the latest beneficiary of beIN Sports’ move to acquire cricket content in the Middle East and North Africa.

India’s listed-events legislation is expected to widen to include the Indian Premier League early next year, a move likely to prompt a legal challenge from Star India.

Two scheduled India tours has helped the Pitch International agency finally sell New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian subcontinent after three years without a deal.

The All India Football Federation agreed its first long-term domestic deal with Star India last month, but is not concerned about earning rights fees.

Asian Football Confederation media rights in the Indian subcontinent are likely to remain steady or fall in value, with no deal in place for the 2017 to 2020 cycle.

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.

Star India has snatched rights to two tennis grand slams from its Indian subcontinent rivals in the last week, significantly increasing their value.

The Asian Cricket Council earned a big increase in the value of its media rights in a lucrative eight-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Star India.

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

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.

Star India’s renewal with Indian hockey’s governing body highlights the broadcaster’s strategy of ground-level investment in minority sports.

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.

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.

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.”

Rupert Murdoch-owned media companies Fox International Channels and Star India have maintained their grip on the Wimbledon Championships, renewing deals in East Asia and the Indian subcontinent respectively.

Interview with Giles Clarke, chairman of the finance and commercial affairs committee for the International Cricket Council, on the governing body’s new eight-year deal with Star India and Star Middle East.

Pay-television broadcaster Star India asked for a delay to the start of the Indian Super League because of internal issues with the franchise football tournament, not, as widely reported, to avoid a clash with the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.