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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.

Striking a digital rights deal is thought to have helped Tennis Australia earn a large increase in Japan for the 2017 Australian Open.

MP & Silva has paid a significant increase for the rights in Japan to Euro 2016 in a deal finalised last month. The agency now faces a challenge to turn a profit on the deal.

Japanese pay-television operator Wowow has retained rights to the Uefa European Championship by agreeing a deal for the 2020 edition of the national team football tournament

Japanese pay-television operator Wowow has reclaimed rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, seemingly replacing DAZN as the promotion’s broadcast partner in Japan.

US media company NBCUniversal has expanded the global reach of its Golf Channel network by agreeing new distribution agreements in Japan with OTT digital platform AbemaTV and pay-television broadcaster Wowow.

The United States Tennis Association has extended its long-term rights deal with Japanese pay-television broadcaster Wowow.