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At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.

The BBC has paid around ten-times more for the UK rights to the 2021 Uefa Women’s Euro than commercial broadcaster Channel 4 paid for the 2017 tournament, SportBusiness Media understands.

Indonesian media company Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek) has agreed a two-season deal with Uefa for Champions League and Europa League rights, which became available after the collapse of the rights-holder’s deal with the Futbal Momentum Asia agency.

Uefa will go to market later this year with the rights to the Champions League and Europa League under pressure from Europe’s top clubs to at least maintain the kind of growth it enjoyed in the current cycle. But there are reasons why that will be a massive challenge.

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes paid a cut-price sum to acquire rights to a host of Uefa national-team events following the demise of rival broadcaster Kwesé TV’s pay-television arm, SportBusiness Media understands.

German telco Deutsche Telekom has reportedly acquired all rights to the 2024 Uefa European Championship, displacing long-term media partners for the tournament public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF

Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara

StarTimes has taken up the Uefa national-team competition rights vacated by the demise of Kwesé TV.

Uefa and Team Marketing are close to finding a new home for the Champions League and Europa League in Indonesia

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In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

Uefa’s national-team rights revenue in Japan is set to shrink in the 2018-19 to 2021-22 cycle, covering Euro 2020, with demand hit by next year’s Tokyo Olympics and last year’s collapse of the MP & Silva agency.

Uefa increased the value of its European Championship in Portugal by about 35 per cent last week after delaying the tender process proved successful thanks to the arrival of sports broadcaster Eleven in the country.

The beIN Media Group has so far been the main beneficiary of the DAZN Group’s decision to delay the launch of its OTT service in Southeast Asia.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, is thought to be close to a deal with telco PCCW for Euro 2020 rights in Hong Kong.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV last week agreed a sublicensing deal with the Suning conglomerate to acquire Uefa Champions League rights for the remainder of the current cycle, from 2018-19 to 2020-21

Pay-television operator StarTimes has acquired a host of European and African football properties in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two months, taking advantage of Kwesé TV’s continuing financial pr…

Media groups beIN and Saran are seeking to renegotiate their Uefa club competition media rights deals in Turkey, as the further depreciation of the Turkish lira against the euro, dollar and pound has inflated…

DAZN to pay about €3m per season for third-party Uefa national-team rights, 2018-19 to 2021-22 Deal will cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland; coverage also agreed with ORF and AZ Medien

Uefa has now completed its media-rights sales for its club competitions in Hungary after sealing new Europa League deals with pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport and media group AMC Networks

Uefa has finalised a host of media-rights deals for its national-team properties around the world as the start of its new cycle draws near.

Australian telco Optus will get another chance to stream a major international football tournament despite its troubled coverage of this year’s Fifa World Cup.

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

The value of Uefa Champions League and Europa League media rights in the Netherlands will decrease by about 27 per cent in the next cycle, TV Sports Markets understands.

Facebook and Esporte Interativo are set to strike a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in Brazil at a much-reduced price

Telekom Austria’s push for Champions League rights helped drive the value of Uefa club competitions in Bulgaria up by about 30 per cent from 2018-19.

Maltese telcos Go and Melita will progress with a long-discussed joint venture after two media-rights deals removed one of its biggest sticking points.

Sport TV’s attempt to use its dominant position in the Portuguese market to lower media-rights fees has backfired, paving the way for Eleven to become the latest in a long line of competitors.