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Industry experts believe the Portuguese sports-rights market is set to stagnate for the foreseeable future after the country’s three biggest telcos took equal stakes in dominant pay-television broadcaster Sport TV, ending any possibility of competition between them.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas this week described the Spanish league’s new domestic media rights deals as “historic” in terms of income and the completion of the move to collective selling.

Deutsche Telekom’s surprise deal for exclusive domestic basketball rights in Germany last week is small in value but potentially rich in significance.

Media group Discovery has agreed a wide-ranging deal with the Romanian arm of Vodafone through which its sports broadcaster, Eurosport, will be carried on the telco’s Vodafone TV service.

Turkish media-rights agency Saran has completed a third Turkish carriage deal for its two S Sport channels in under a month after agreeing terms with telco Vodafone

The Spanish pay-television market recorded steady growth in subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest figures released by competition regulator the CNMC

The Mediapro agency has struck carriage deals with Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Deion Comunicaciones and Telecable for its LaLiga TV Bar channel, which provides football coverage in public places